Thor Industries, Inc. (THO) Reaches $125.12 After 6.00% Up Move; Hollysys Automation Technologies LTD. (HOLI) Shorts Raised By 14.12%

March 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

The stock of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.63% or $4.38 during the last trading session, reaching $125.12. About 381,028 shares traded. Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) has risen 48.76% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.06% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $6.59 billion company. It was reported on Mar, 16 by We have $132.63 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:THO worth $395.58M more.

Hollysys Automation Technologies LTD. (NASDAQ:HOLI) had an increase of 14.12% in short interest. HOLI’s SI was 393,700 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 14.12% from 345,000 shares previously. With 256,600 avg volume, 2 days are for Hollysys Automation Technologies LTD. (NASDAQ:HOLI)’s short sellers to cover HOLI’s short positions. The SI to Hollysys Automation Technologies LTD.’s float is 0.72%. The stock increased 0.71% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $26.99. About 102,462 shares traded. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:HOLI) has risen 5.83% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.87% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Thor Industries Inc (NYSE:THO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Thor Industries Inc had 36 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Great Lakes on Wednesday, September 28. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $11000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. Northcoast upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 13 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, July 29 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, March 8. The stock of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 28 report. On Wednesday, February 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) on Thursday, March 24 with “Buy” rating. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) to report earnings on June, 4. They expect $2.73 earnings per share, up 29.38% or $0.62 from last year’s $2.11 per share. THO’s profit will be $143.85M for 11.46 P/E if the $2.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.92 actual earnings per share reported by Thor Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.19% EPS growth.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $575,840 activity. Another trade for 2,784 shares valued at $320,160 was made by ORTHWEIN PETER BUSCH on Monday, September 18. KOSOWSKY J ALLEN also sold $255,680 worth of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) shares.

Thor Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells recreational vehicles, and related parts and accessories primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $6.59 billion. It operates through Towable Recreational Vehicles and Motorized Recreational Vehicles divisions. It has a 15.06 P/E ratio. The firm offers travel trailers under the Airstream Classic, International, Tommy Bahama, Flying Cloud, Sport, and Basecamp trade names, as well as Interstate series of Class B motorhomes; gasoline and diesel Class A and Class C motorhomes under the Four Winds, Hurricane, Chateau, Windsport, Axis, Vegas, Tuscany, Palazzo, Aria, Quantum, Compass, Gemini, A.C.E., Alante, Precept, Greyhawk, and Redhawk trade names; and luxury Class A motorhomes under Insignia, Aspire, Anthem, and Cornerstone trade names.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 42 investors sold Thor Industries, Inc. shares while 139 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 45.03 million shares or 1.77% less from 45.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Motley Fool Asset Mngmt Llc reported 115,000 shares or 2.9% of all its holdings. Hilltop has invested 0.55% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.05% or 160,300 shares. Arizona-based Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.04% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 8,605 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Morgan Dempsey Mngmt Ltd Liability, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 9,498 shares. Alphamark Advisors Llc reported 50 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Zacks Investment Mgmt has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Pnc Financial Service Grp owns 0.02% invested in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO) for 158,103 shares. Ellington Management Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.44% or 20,300 shares. Tennessee-based Patten Gp has invested 0.03% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). The New York-based Cim Limited Liability Com has invested 0.21% in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Limited Co reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE:THO). Wellington Shields Lc holds 5,500 shares. Commonwealth Equity Serv holds 15,269 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering HollySys (NASDAQ:HOLI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. HollySys had 9 analyst reports since December 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Nomura to “Reduce” on Thursday, April 28. Nomura upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, May 24 report. As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Friday, February 9 the stock rating was downgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Hold”. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, February 18 by JP Morgan. Credit Suisse downgraded Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:HOLI) on Friday, January 8 to “Neutral” rating.

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