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August 1, 2014
14:10 EDTPII, HOGHarley-Davidson hurt more than seems by Indian Motorcycles, says Raymond James
After analyzing the impact of Polaris’ (PII) launch of Indian Motorcycles through the first half of 2014, Raymond James notes that Harley-Davidson sold roughly 13x the number of bikes as Indian and Polaris' Victory brand combined. However, the firm thinks the launch of Indian is more impaction than the number would suggest,as Polaris.' U.S. retail sales of motorcycles jumped about 50%, while Harley-Davidson's U.S. retail motorcycle sales increased just 1.1% in the same period, according to the firm. Moreover, Harley-Davidson sells Street 500 bikes with smaller engines than any bike sold by Polaris, the firm stated. Excluding these bikes, Harley-Davidson's sales dropped by 1,200 units in 1H14, according to Raymond James, who keeps an Underperform rating on Harley-Davidson.
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November 14, 2014
11:45 EDTHOGHarley-Davidson advances after Goldman ups rating to Buy
Shares of Harley-Davidson are climbing after Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to Buy from Neutral in a note to investors today. The company's comparative U.S. retail sales growth accelerated last month, the firm reported. WHAT'S NEW: After conducting channel checks, Goldman analyst Patrick Archambault wrote that the motorcycle maker's U.S. sales growth for October came in above the 3.4% increase the company reported for the third quarter. The accelerating comparative sales were driven by easier comparisons and the company's new products, according to Archambault. He expects the company's momentum to continue into next year and is upbeat on the stock's longer term outlook. The analyst set an $81 price target on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Harley-Davidson gained 1% to $68.50.
10:00 EDTHOGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:26 EDTHOGHarley-Davidson upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman Sachs upgraded Harley-Davidson to Buy after its channel checks indicated U.S. retail sales accelerated in October. Goldman expects new products to drive improved revenue growth and upped its price target for shares to $81 from $66. Shares of the motorcycle maker closed yesterday up 54c to $67.65.
November 12, 2014
17:31 EDTPIIPolaris Industries acquires Pro Armor
Polaris Industries announced the acquisition of certain assets of LSI Products and Armor Holdings, privately-held Riverside, Calif.-based companies that design, develop, manufacture, source, sell and distribute accessories for performance side-by-side vehicles and ATV markets under the Pro Armor brand. This acquisition adds Pro Armor to Polaris’ growing parts, garments and accessories business. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pro Armor will continue to operate as a distinct brand and the operations will remain in Riverside. Both Polaris and Pro Armor will continue to develop independent product plans while leveraging development, sourcing and distribution capabilities.
November 9, 2014
14:58 EDTPIIPolaris Industries management to meet with Sidoti
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