The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.78 of a point to 2,897.52. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14.38 points, or 0.1%, to 26,064.02. The Nasdaq composite rose 12.14 points, or 0.2%, to 8,030.04. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks inched up 0.02 of a point to 1,724.42.
The plan, perhaps the most aggressive in the company’s 115-year history, is part of a broad effort to reverse eroding market share, attract new riders to replace older ones aging out of the sport, and correct a stock slide that has seen Harley’s per-share value drop nearly in half over the last four years.