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THO

Thor Industries

$102.98

12.54 (13.87%)

, WGO

Winnebago

$33.73

0.275 (0.82%)

12:09
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Thor spikes higher after strong Q1 results, 'consumers embracing RV lifestyle'

Shares of companies related to the recreational vehicle market are trading higher after Indiana-based RV giant Thor Industries (THO) reported robust financial performance for its first quarter of fiscal year 2017. WHAT'S NEW: After the close of trading last night, Thor reported a 55.9% jump in net income for the quarter to $78.7M, or $1.49 per share. Revenue for the quarter was up 65.8% to $1.71B. Thor's Q1 financial results soundly beat analyst expectations of $1.23 for EPS and $1.5B for revenue. Consolidated Recreational Vehicle backlogs more than doubled to $2.11B versus the 2016 first quarter. "Fiscal 2017 began like fiscal 2016 ended, with continued robust performance throughout the company. The strong revenue and earnings growth reflects the ongoing enthusiastic reception of our product offerings by dealers and consumers alike, as well as our ability to effectively manage our growth and integrate acquisitions successfully," said Thor CEO Bob Martin. "Starting with our Dealer Open House in September, our new products have been incredibly well received, with strong year-over-year sales and backlog growth. With continued dealer optimism and steady economic conditions, we believe 2017 will be one of the strongest years for wholesale shipments for the industry since the 1970s." The CEO added that the integration of Jayco has gone well. Jayco contributed approximately $467.1M in sales and $44.7M in gross profit in Q1. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Thor Industries are up $12.46 per share, or 13.78%, to $102.91 in midday trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of other companies related to the RV industry are also higher at midday, with Winnebago (WGO) up 0.45%, Harley-Davidson (HOG) up 0.5%, Drew Industries (DW) up 3.3%, and Patrick Industries (PATK) higher by 5.9%.

THO

Thor Industries

$102.98

12.54 (13.87%)

WGO

Winnebago

$33.73

0.275 (0.82%)

HOG

Harley-Davidson

$60.14

0.33 (0.55%)

DW

Drew Industries

$106.25

3.35 (3.26%)

PATK

Patrick Industries

$68.15

-1.75 (-2.50%)

THO Thor Industries
$102.98

12.54 (13.87%)

09/28/16
WLSD
09/28/16
UPGRADE
WLSD
Buy
Thor Industries upgraded to Buy from Gradually Accumulate at Wellington Shields
09/13/16
NRCS
09/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $95
NRCS
Buy
Thor Industries upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Northcoast
Northcoast analyst Seth Woolf upgraded Thor Industries to Buy with a $95 price target. The analyst said the recent move in shares still doesn't reflect full accretion of the Jayco acquisition nor the strategic benefits. Woolf believes that the Jayco deal gives the company the best product portfolio in the industry. This is particularly true as it relates to Thor's ability to ride the wave of younger consumers entering the channel via entry-level travel trailers, the analyst wrote.
08/19/16
WDLK
08/19/16
DOWNGRADE
Target $80
WDLK
Hold
Thor Industries downgraded to Hold from Buy at Wunderlich
Wunderlich analyst Rommel Dionisio downgraded Thor Industries to Hold citing the recent rally in the shares. The analyst keeps an $80 price target for the name.
07/29/16
RHCO
07/29/16
UPGRADE
RHCO
Buy
Thor Industries upgraded on multiple catalysts at SunTrust
As noted earlier, SunTrust upgraded Thor to Buy from Neutral. Analyst Michael Swartz predicts that the company will benefit from higher than expected accretion and synergies from its Jayco acquisition, as well as 20%-40% growth in industry volumes by 2020. Target $90.
WGO Winnebago
$33.73

0.275 (0.82%)

02/09/16
02/09/16
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10/04/16
BMOC
10/04/16
NO CHANGE
Target $33
BMOC
Outperform
Winnebago price target raised to $33 after Grand Design deal at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Gerrick Johnson said he views Winnebago's agreement to acquire Grand Design, which will make it the third-largest towable RV manufacturer in the world, as a "big win," given that Grand Design is both highly profitable and fast-growing. While not yet adjusting his earnings model, Johnson thinks the deal could drive a higher multiple for Winnebago shares and raised his price target on the stock to $33 from $27 while keeping an Outperform rating on the name.
05/03/16
SIDC
05/03/16
INITIATION
Target $24
SIDC
Neutral
Winnebago initiated with a Neutral at Sidoti
Target $24.
10/03/16
BARD
10/03/16
UPGRADE
BARD
Outperform
Winnebago upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird
HOG Harley-Davidson
$60.14

0.33 (0.55%)

11/15/16
RBCM
11/15/16
UPGRADE
RBCM
Sector Perform
Harley-Davidson upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital
11/15/16
UBSW
11/15/16
NO CHANGE
Target $57
UBSW
Neutral
Harley-Davidson U.S. retail sales just below flat in October, says UBS
UBS analyst Robin Farley said she believes Harley-Davidson's U.S. retail sales at the dealer level in October, which is seasonally the most important month in Q4, were "just below flat." Additionally, she notes that Harley announced a sales promotion that gives rebates of up to $500 per bike to dealers, which she said is the first time she recalls the company using rebates. Farley keeps a Neutral rating and $57 price target on Harley shares.
11/15/16
RBCM
11/15/16
UPGRADE
RBCM
Sector Perform
Harley-Davidson upgraded on lower risk, economic outlook at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital upgraded Harley-Davidson to Sector Perform from Underperform. Analyst Joseph Spak says that risks to the company's growth have dissipated, partly due to the potential of President-elect Trump's policies to spark increased consumer spending. The analyst says that Trump's infrastructure plan will create construction jobs, boosting Harley-Davidson's core customers. Target to $57 from $46.
11/15/16
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Melissa Gorham saying she is more constructive on Fortinet heading into fiscal 2017 given the stable demand environment, free cash flow generation, easier comps, and more durable renewals. 2. Advance Auto Parts (AAP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James and to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna following the company's quarterly report. 3. Chevron (CVX) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA while the firm also upgraded EOG Resources (EOG) to Outperform from Underperform. 4. Harley-Davidson (HOG) upgraded to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital with analyst Joseph Spak saying that risks to the company's growth have dissipated, partly due to the potential of President-elect Trump's policies to spark increased consumer spending. 5. Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus with analyst John Staszak saying investors should be attracted to Cheesecake by its dividend hikes, share repurchases, and ability to open new stores while generating consistent comparable sales growth. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
DW Drew Industries
$106.25

3.35 (3.26%)

11/04/16
KING
11/04/16
UPGRADE
KING
Buy
Drew Industries upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King
PATK Patrick Industries
$68.15

-1.75 (-2.50%)

08/17/16
KING
08/17/16
UPGRADE
KING
Buy
Patrick Industries upgraded to Buy from Neutral at CL King
CL King Scott Stember upgraded Patrick Industries and established a $71 price target citing valuation.
06/16/16
SIDC
06/16/16
INITIATION
Target $66
SIDC
Buy
Patrick Industries initiated with a Buy at Sidoti
Sidoti initiated Patrick industries with a Buy and $66 price target.
03/31/16
KING
03/31/16
DOWNGRADE
KING
Neutral
Patrick Industries downgraded to Neutral from Strong Buy at CL King
CL King downgraded Patrick Industries to Neutral from Strong Buy following the recent run in shares as the stock is approaching fair value.

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