The fortunes of Coachmen and Thor stocks continued to improve Monday, after steady declines in the first three days of last week. Coachmen rose 3/8, or 2.8%, to close at 13 15/16, and Thor remained unchanged at 24 15/16.

Last week’s slipping prices seemed to indicate that investors were displeased with the Coachmen board’s refusal to accept a bid by Thor to acquire the Elkhart, Ind.-based company.

Overall, most RV stocks increased, with almost all manufacturers showing gains. Leading the pack among recreational vehicle firms was Fleetwood, which posted a
9/16 gain, or 3.8%, closing at 15 1/4.

In the larger market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 198.41, or 1.87%, to close at 10807.78. The Nasdaq Composite gained 78.59, or 2.23%, closing at 3607.65.

In other RV stocks:

Winnebago rose 3/16 to close at 16 3/8

Monaco gained 1/4 to close at 16

National RV Holdings rose 1/8 to close at 12 1/4.

Skyline climbed 1/4 to close at 20 3/8.

SMC rose 5/16 to close at 4 1/8

Holiday RV Superstores slipped 3/16 to close at 4 11/16

Rexhall rose 1/8 to close at 6.

Kit remained unchanged to close at 6 15/16

Coast Distribution Systems remained unchanged at 2

Featherlight rose 1/16 to close at 3 5/8

Spartan slipped 1/8 to close at 4 1/16

Cummins slipped 9/16 to close at 34 3/16

Patrick dropped 1/8 to close at 6 3/4

Starcraft fell 5/16 to close at 7 7/8