NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Thor Industries (NYSE: THO) is Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 15 cents per share. At a price of $26.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Thor has been 582,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Thor has a market cap of $1.41 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Thor Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of various recreation vehicles, and small and mid-size buses, as well as related parts and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, equal to the average automotive industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Thor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Thor Ratings Report.

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