Harley-Davidson, Inc. Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Harley-Davidson, Inc.
An investment report and analysis of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle company.
# 110440 | 4,407 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Finance, Investment and Banking)

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The paper provides an overview of the Harley-Davidson company and examines the company's 2004-2006 annual balance sheet. The paper discusses the company's over-stocking of dealer lots that led to decreases in stock prices in the short-term, but asserts that because Harley-Davidson stock is traditionally and historically a very stable investment, it is likely the stock investment will continue to be stable in the long-term future. The paper therefore advises investors not to sell this stock but simply to 'hold' over the next year. The paper includes several tables and graphs.

Company Overview
2004-2006 Annual Balance Sheet
Over-Delivery to Dealer Lots - Backlash Against New Stock Owners
Key Developments
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harley-Davidson Reports 2007 Third Quarter Results - Harley-Davidson Inc. (2007) Form 8-K (Current Report Filing) Filed 10-24-07 For the period Ending 10-19-07. Online available at: http://www.shareholder.com/Common/Edgar/793952/897069-07-1900/07-00.pdf
  • A recent MSN Money report relates that Harley-Davidson related on December 21, 2007 that it would announce its fourth quarter 2007 financial results before market hours on Friday, January 25, 2008.
  • Harley-Davidson, Inc. Web-Cast Conference for Friday, January 25, 20089. (2007) MSN Money Online available at: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.aspx?symbol=US:HOG&feed=PR&date=20071221&id=7973673
  • Hog (Harley-Davidson) Analysis (2007) Financial News and Investments. 6 October 2007.
  • Harley Davidson Inc HOG (NYSE) (2007) Reuters News - Key Developments. 30 Dec 2007. Online available at: http://stocks.us.reuters.com/stocks/keyDevelopments.asp?symbol=HOG

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