Baird analysts said yesterday that the market for recreational vehicles will slow down due to a stalled economy.  RV sales have been on the way back after a sharp decline in 2008-09...the growth has been 10% so far this year.  But, Baird warned investors that consumer spending is down and high unemployment continues to plague the U.S.  Consumer confidence overall is down.  Baird lowered their 2011 fiscal-year earnings targets for Thor Industries Inc. and Winnebago Industries Inc. They predict Thor will post 2011 earnings of $2.10 per share instead of a previous forecast of $2.35. Winnebago is expected to make 24 cents per share, down from 43 cents per share.

As a result, Winnebago shares fell 55 cents, or 6 percent, to close at $8.50, while Thor shares slid 78 cents, or 3.2 percent, to finish at $23.45.

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