Harley-Davidson May volatility slightly higher into Q1 and outlook Harley-Davidson May call option implied volatility is at 26, August is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting slightly larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q1 of April 22.
Harley-Davidson buyback a significant catalyst, says Baird Baird said the Harley-Davidson announcement to add 15M additional shares to its existing share buyback authorization is a significant catalyst as its signals a potential bottom to value investors looking for an attractive entry point. Baird reiterated its Outperform rating and $70 price target on Harley-Davidson shares.
Harley-Davidson upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS UBS upgraded Harley-Davidson to Buy and increased its price target to $63 from $60. The firm upgraded shares based on valuation and new balance sheet strategy following changes at the board and CEO level. Harley-Davidson announced an additional 20M share buyback yesterday on top of the existing 15.9M and UBS believes the move signals a shift in strategy towards shareholder returns.