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6 Key Earnings to Watch This Week

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Thor Industries (THO - Get Report), Lululemon Athletica (LULU - Get Report) and Ralcorp Holdings (RAH) are among the six stocks reporting quarterly earnings next week.

These stocks, spanning the retail, consumer services, and capital goods sectors, have upside potential of 9% to 60% with average analyst buy rating of 59% and hold rating of 40%.

We present the stocks in order of their earnings release date.

No. 6. Thor Industries (THO - Get Report) manufactures and sells a range of recreation vehicles and small- and mid-size buses in the U.S. and Canada. The company operates in three segments: towable recreation vehicles, motorized recreation vehicles and buses. Thor will announce first-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Tuesday.

Net income for the first quarter is estimated at $24.2 million, or 42 cents per share, compared to net income of $21.89 million, or 41 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg.

Sales are forecast at $674 million, up 11% from $606.68 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. Operating profit is seen at $36.75 million vs. $29.61 million in the same quarter a year ago. Cash flow per share is pegged at $4.57 per share, compared to 18 cents in the year-earlier quarter.

The company has a current dividend yield of 1.7%. Mid-October, THO paid regular quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share, an increase of 50% over the previous dividend payout.

Of the eight analysts covering the stock, five recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 57% to $36.75 from current levels over the next 12 months.

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