Harley-Davidson Q4 sales likely beating Street expectations, says RBC Capital After speaking with dealers, RBC Capital believes that Harley-Davidson's retail sales are likely beating Street expectations. However, the firm adds that the better than expected sales likely won't "move the needle" because Q4 is a seasonally small quarter. The firm maintains an Outperform rating on the shares.
Harley-Davidson management is too optimistic on a recovery, says Barclays Barclays analyst Felicia R. Hendrix believes Harley-Davidson's management is too optimistic near-term on a recovery. Hendrix said used bikes continues to outpace new sales, recent product launches have generated lower than expected "mindshare" among core customers. and competition is growing their presence. The analyst recommends stating on the sidelines until Harley-Davidson can demonstrate sustainable growth.