Thor Industries (THO) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Thor Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.7902378101584 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Argus cut shares of Thor Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Thor Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Thor Industries to $150.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 price objective on shares of Thor Industries in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Thor Industries from $118.00 to $146.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $125.18.

Shares of Thor Industries (THO) traded down $2.78 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $152.63. 607,024 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 467,308. The company has a market cap of $8,040.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.01 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. Thor Industries has a one year low of $87.96 and a one year high of $159.17.

Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 27th. The construction company reported $2.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.59. The company had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.99 billion. Thor Industries had a net margin of 5.46% and a return on equity of 27.76%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.49 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Thor Industries will post 9.1 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were paid a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 22nd. Thor Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.43%.

In other news, Director Alan Siegel sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $153.75, for a total value of $153,750.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,988 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $766,905. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 6.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Thor Industries Company Profile

Thor Industries, Inc manufactures a range of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the United States and sells those vehicles primarily in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include towable recreational vehicles, which consists of the operations of Airstream, Inc (Airstream) (towable); Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) (including Bison Coach, LLC (Bison), Cruiser RV, LLC (CRV) and DRV, LLC (DRV)); Jayco, Corp.

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