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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $56.31 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%.

The average volume for Harley-Davidson has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $12.91 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 18% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycles. The company operates through two segments: the Motorcycles segment and the Financial Services segment. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, 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 revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in stock price during the past year 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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