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Harley Davidson Motors Higher to Lead Real America Index

Green Mountain and Coke also see big gains


Real America IndexWisconsin’s Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) is tearing up the neighborhood, blasting ahead 10.26%, as the company more than doubled its profit from last year on a 7.5% jump in sales.  It’s the first rise in U.S. sales in over four years.

Harley-Davidson earnings have made HOG the best-performing stock on the Real America Index.

Vermont’s Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) is on a high, up 4.76%.  There’s no big news on the growth stock, but an analyst said he liked the chart formations of mid-cap stocks and mentioned Green Mountain.

Georgia’s legendary Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) bubbled up 3.46%, as the company reported an 18% increase in earnings, thanks to booming sales in emerging markets.  Just when you thought Coke had reached into every corner of the globe, it finds a new one.

Otherwise, the Real America Index is up solidly today.  Alas, these three stocks are not:

New York’s Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS), the company everybody loves to hate, is down -2.10%.  There’s no news, but probably lingering concern over the debt ceiling debate and the CFPB’s possible impact..

North Carolina’s Bank of Americva (NYSE:BAC) is off -2.21%, extends that sentiment.  No news, just general worries.

Hawaii’s Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) is down 3.57%, over a report that airline’s are losing confidence in being able to support recent price increases.

Looking at the broad perspective, the Real America Index is upalmost 1%, matching equivalent strength across the other three major indexes.

About the Real America Index

When Americans wonder how healthy the nation’s economy is, where can they turn? At InvestorPlace, we hope we have the answer: a list of 50 publicly traded stocks we call the Real America IndexCheck out the interactive Real America Index map, browse a list of all 50 component stocks, or find out how we created this index.

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