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What Falling Estimates & Price Mean for Thor Industries (THO)

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Similar to wise buying decisions, exiting certain underperformers at the right time helps maximize portfolio returns. Selling off losers can be difficult, but if both the share price and estimates are falling, it could be time to get rid of the security before more losses hit your portfolio.

One such stock that you may want to consider dropping is Thor Industries, Inc. (THO - Free Report) , which has witnessed a significant price decline in the past four weeks, and it has seen negative earnings estimate revisions for the current quarter and the current year. A Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) further confirms weakness in THO.

A key reason for this move has been the negative trend in earnings estimate revisions. For the full year, we have seen four estimates moving down in the past 30 days, compared with no upward revisions. This has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from $9.26 a share to its current level of $8.38, over a period of 30 days.

Also, for the current quarter, Thor Industries has seen three downward estimate revisions versus no revisions in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to $1.65 a share from $2.07 over the past 30 days.

The stock has also seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 9.6% in the past month.

So it may not be a good decision to keep this stock in your portfolio anymore, at least if you don’t have a long time horizon to wait.

If you are still interested in the Construction sector, you may instead consider a better-ranked stock - Gates Industrial Corporation PLC (GTES - Free Report) . The stock currently holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and may be a better selection at this time. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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