NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Harley-Davidson (HOG) - Get Report stock is down by 2.69% to $39.01 in mid-afternoon trading on Tuesday, ahead of the company's 2015 fourth quarter earnings results. 

The Milwaukee-based company, which manufactures and sells motorcycles, reports its fourth quarter earnings results before the market open on Thursday.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are expecting earnings of 19 cents per share on revenue of $1.02 billion. 

Harley-Davidson reported earnings of 35 cents per share on revenue of $1.03 billion during the 2014 fourth quarter. 

Investors want the company to show that it is decreasing its inventory of used bicycles, which can sell for up to $7,000 less than a new motorcycle, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The company faces growing competitions from companies such as Polaris Industries (PII), according to the Journal

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TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk.

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