Harley-Davidson Stock Hits New 52-Week High (HOG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $55.27, above its previous 52-week high of $55.02 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 2:56 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 12.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 20.1, 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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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