Research Report Coverage on Select Consumer Goods Stocks -- Harley-Davidson, Polaris Industries, Thor Industries, and Skullcandy

Aug 03, 2016, 08:40 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Some of the biggest challenges faced by the Consumer Goods space are changing consumer preferences and buying power. The Consumer Goods sector is our featured sector ahead of today's trading session. looks at how these challenges are affecting some companies by reviewing their recent performances: Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG), Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO), and Skullcandy Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL). These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:


Milwaukee, Wisconsin headquartered Harley-Davidson Inc.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 0.39% lower at $51.46 with a total volume of 1.78 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 7.82% over the previous three months and 15.34% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.58% and 12.44%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Harley-Davidson, which primarily manufactures cruiser and touring motorcycles, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.75.

On July 28th, 2016, Harley-Davidson reported that its diluted earnings per share for Q2 2016 increased 7.6% to $1.55 compared to diluted EPS of $1.44 in the same period in 2015. Net income was $280.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.86 billion compared to net income of $299.8 million on consolidated revenue of $1.82 billion in last year's second quarter.  Harley-Davidson's international retail sales increased by 4.3% over the prior year's quarter.

On August 01st, 2016, research firm Barclays downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Equal Weight' to 'Underweight', issuing a target price of $45 per share. Your complete research report on HOG can be retrieved for free at:

Polaris Industries  

On Tuesday, shares in Medina, Minnesota headquartered Polaris Industries Inc. ended the session at $92.29, down 2.51%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 748,937 shares. The Company's shares have gained 6.89% in the last one month and 8.74% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 7.27% above its 50-day moving average and 0.96% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Polaris Industries, which together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and on-road vehicles in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and Mexico, have an RSI of 53.74.

On July 21st, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Sector Perform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price to $88 a share from $84 a share.

On July 27th, 2016, Polaris Industries unveiled RIDE COMMAND, a new concept designed to revolutionize the off-road experience. RIDE COMMAND is a suite of technology solutions that enables riders to connect with other riders and provide centralized, seamless device control, including integrating with mobile phones, cameras and audio. PII free report is just a click away at:

Thor Industries  

Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 1.99% lower at $75.24. A total volume of 680,188 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 633,220 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.76% in the past month, 20.06% in the previous three months, and 35.26% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 10.47% above its 50-day moving average and 26.49% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Thor Industries, which through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells a range of recreational vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada, have an RSI of 66.09.

On July 1st, 2016, Thor Industries announced the acquisition of Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. Jayco will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor, and the existing senior management team will continue to lead the business.

On July 29th, 2016, research firm SunTrust upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Buy'. Sign up for your complimentary research report on THO at:


At the close on Tuesday, shares in Park City, Utah headquartered Skullcandy Inc. recorded a trading volume of 234,696 shares. The stock finished 0.16% lower at $6.06. The Company's shares have gained 0.17% in the last one month, 84.19% over the previous three months, and 28.12% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 17.85% and 41.16%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Skullcandy, which designs, markets, and distributes audio and gaming products under the Skullcandy and Astro Gaming brands in the United States and internationally, have an RSI of 65.51.

On July 29th, 2016, Skullcandy announced that on July 28th, 2016, its Board of Directors, determined that the proposal, dated July 28th, 2016, from Mill Road Capital Management LLC to acquire Skullcandy for $6.05 per share in cash constitutes a "Superior Proposal" as defined in Skullcandy's previously announced definitive merger agreement with Incipio, LLC. Register for free on and download the latest research report on SKUL at:


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