Harley-Davidson raises quarterly dividend 35.5% to 21c per share Harley-Davidson announced that its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of 21c per share for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 35.5% compared to the fourth-quarter 2012 dividend of 15.5c per share. The dividend is payable March 1, 2013 to the holders of record of the Company's common stock on February 19, 2013.
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.