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, February 14, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $53.39 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for Harley-Davidson has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 19.5, above 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Harley-Davidson Ratings Report.

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