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Falling Earnings Estimates Signal Weakness Ahead for Thor Industries (THO)

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 , 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 revision. This trend has caused the consensus estimate to trend lower, going from $8.14 per share a month ago to its current level of $6.40 per share.

Also, for the current quarter, Thor Industries has seen three downward estimate revisions versus no revision in the opposite direction, dragging the consensus estimate down to 95 cents a share from $1.60 per share over the past 30 days.

The stock also has seen some pretty dismal trading lately, as the share price has dropped 15.8% in the past month.

Thor Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

Thor Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus | Thor Industries, Inc. Quote

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 - Comfort Systems USA, Inc. FIX . 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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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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