HOT RUMOUR from Wall Street today is that Harley-Davidson may be the potential target for a buyer, which has prompted shares to jump 5.7 per cent.
"The shares were up and calls are very active on unconfirmed talk that Harley-Davidson might be the subject of a leveraged buyout," according to WhatsTrading.com options strategist Frederic Ruffy.
"Traders are focused on short-term March call options with strikes between $25 and $28 and the April $28 and $30 calls," he said.
It's alleged private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts was a potential bidder for the legendary but much-troubled motorcycle manufacturer. However, the firm declined comment when pressed on the subject:
"We don't comment on deal speculation," said a KKR spokesman said.
Watch this space.
Via that nice chap at Hell for Leather - the one that likes Kev Ash.