Analysts: Harley-Davidson’s 2014 Outlook Strong and 3 More Research Notes to Look At

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG): Harley-Davidson reported higher than expected EPS, but BMO Capital thinks investors were confused about the company’s gross margin outlook. The firm is confident that the company’s financial results will be stronger than what the market currently expects in 2014 and beyond, and keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA): ITG Research raised its third quarter Comcast Cable Communications revenue estimate to $10.542 billion versus a consensus of $10.458 billion -$10.647 billion, and predicts a revenue per video customer of $161.75, which falls slightly above estimates.

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Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO): Brean Capital believes Steve Madden will beat third quarter consensus estimates, despite a weak retail environment. The firm cited the company’s consistent release of new products, ability to anticipate consumer demand, and its operational expertise. The shares are Buy rated, with a price target lowered to $40 from $58 in order to adjust for its 3:2 stock split.

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F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV): F5 Networks reported stronger than expected fourth quarter results, and Cantor believes the results “set the company apart from its peers.” The firm thinks the company’s new products are performing well, while it still has several other growth drivers. Cantor keeps a $110 price target and Buy rating on the shares.

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