Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will promote Thor Industries Inc. from its SmallCap 600 Index to its MidCap 400 Index effective Thursday (April 1).
Thor, which is on track to have nearly $2 billion in sales during its fiscal year 2004, which will end on July 31, will become a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Global Industry Classification System (GICS) Automobile Manufacturers Sub-Industry Index after the close of stock market trading on Thursday.
Thor will replace information technology firm Affiliated Computer Services on the MidCap 400. Affiliated Computer was promoted to the S&P 500 Index.
Health care firm BioLase Technology will replace Thor on the SmallCap 600.
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Thor, through several autonomously operating subsidiaries, is the leading manufacturer of towable RVs. It also builds motorhomes and midsize transit and shuttle buses. The New York Stock Exchange-listed company had $917 million in sales revenue during the first half of its fiscal 2004, which ended on Jan. 31.