Harley-Davidson Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (HOG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is tomorrow, September 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $43.57 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Harley-Davidson has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $10.05 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. engages in the production and sale of heavyweight motorcycles. It operates in two segments, Motorcycles and Related Products, and Financial Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, above the average automotive industry P/E ratio of 14.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Harley-Davidson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Harley-Davidson Ratings Report.

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