Stock market analysts are daily piling up numbers about the companies they follow. From P/E ratios (dividing the company’s share price by its earnings per share EPS), to free cash flow (FCF) to net income variations (margin ranges) to consistency of past earnings and cash flow, to 5-year trailing and 5-year estimated future growth, etc. The only thing I know for sure is that most of them have upgraded both Harley-Davidson (HOG) and Polaris (PII) from “market perform” to “outperform”.
Most of you don’t follow analysts’ coverage of these 2 stocks, but it is interesting for all of you commenting on each company’s line-up, unit sales and reorganization to see how the share price of each company has evolved during the last 12 months versus the S&P 500 (capitalization-weighted index of the prices of 500 large-cap stocks actively traded in the USA.)
As you can see both stocks beat the index (the market) by a very wide margin, especially Polaris. Motorcycle manufacturers’s stocks still a terrific investment for years to come?