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 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.