Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus Reconfirmed their Hold rating for Harley-Davidson (HOG) with $55.00 PT; Shorts at Luminex (LMNX) Raised By 1.11%

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Among 22 analysts covering Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Harley-Davidson has $78 highest and $40 lowest target. $56.07’s average target is 8.62% above currents $51.62 stock price. Harley-Davidson had 66 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Friday, September 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) rating on Tuesday, November 15. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $57 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 12. The stock has “Hold” rating by Vetr on Tuesday, August 11. Longbow downgraded Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) on Monday, August 29 to “Underperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 20 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 6.

Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) had an increase of 1.11% in short interest. LMNX’s SI was 2.01M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 1.11% from 1.99 million shares previously. With 145,000 avg volume, 14 days are for Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX)’s short sellers to cover LMNX’s short positions. The SI to Luminex Corporation’s float is 5.29%. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.15 on July 14, reaching $20.76. About shares traded. Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) has risen 6.31% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.39% the S&P500.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent firm for the groups of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services (HDFS). The company has market cap of $9.07 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: the Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) and the Financial Services. It has a 14.74 P/E ratio. The Motorcycles segment consists of HDMC, which designs, makes and sells at wholesale on-road Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and related services.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 6 insider sales for $6.19 million activity. Rocker Tchernavia sold 1,377 shares worth $78,696. $195,134 worth of Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) was sold by Jones Paul J. BISCHMANN JOANNE M had sold 911 shares worth $51,927 on Tuesday, February 7. The insider Alstead Troy bought 10 shares worth $531. 3,049 Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) shares with value of $172,464 were sold by Kumbier Michelle. Shares for $5.69M were sold by JAMES DONALD A.

The stock increased 0.39% or $0.2 on July 14, reaching $51.62. About shares traded. Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) has risen 20.11% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 45 investors sold Harley-Davidson Inc shares while 176 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 151.02 million shares or 4.85% less from 158.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America holds 686 shares. Fourpoints Investment Managers Sas accumulated 1% or 19,400 shares. Los Angeles Mngmt & Equity Research accumulated 927,990 shares. Tetrem Mgmt Limited holds 1.38% in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) or 590,330 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank has 0% invested in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). Panagora Asset Mngmt Incorporated reported 0.01% in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). Manning And Napier Llc has invested 0.01% in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). 3,982 are held by Bancshares Of Nova Scotia. Putnam Invs Lc reported 3,500 shares. Blackrock Institutional Trust Commerce Na holds 4.73M shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System accumulated 286,111 shares. Henderson Gp Public Limited Co holds 23,364 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Becker Mngmt Incorporated has invested 1.42% of its portfolio in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG). Boyar Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0.23% or 3,921 shares. Eagle Ridge Inv Mngmt has 1.09% invested in Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG).

Analysts await Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) to report earnings on July, 18 before the open. They expect $1.37 EPS, down 11.61% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.55 per share. HOG’s profit will be $240.72 million for 9.42 P/E if the $1.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Harley-Davidson Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 30.48% EPS growth.

Luminex Corporation develops, manufactures and sells biological testing technologies with applications throughout the diagnostics, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. The company has market cap of $905.36 million. The Company’s products are focused on the molecular diagnostic testing market, which includes human genetics, personalized medicine and infectious disease divisions. It has a 62.39 P/E ratio. The Firm has a range of instruments using its xMAP technology, which includes its LUMINEX 100/200 systems offer 100-plex testing; the Company’s FLEXMAP 3D system is its high-throughput, 500-plex testing system, and its MAGPIX system provides 50-plex testing using imaging rather than flow cytometry.

Among 6 analysts covering Luminex Corp (NASDAQ:LMNX), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Luminex Corp had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Avondale initiated it with “Mkt Outperform” rating and $27 target in Wednesday, October 12 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 9. Wedbush upgraded the shares of LMNX in report on Tuesday, August 4 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 5. JP Morgan upgraded Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) on Thursday, August 18 to “Neutral” rating.

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