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GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with Harley-Davidson Inc $HOG.
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Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG)
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio
7.20 (As of Mar. 2017)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

HOG' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7   Max: 7.2
Current: 7.2

-8.7
7.2

During the past 13 years, Harley-Davidson Inc's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 7.20. The lowest was -8.70. And the median was 0.30.

HOG's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Recreational Vehicles industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. HOG: 7.20 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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