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A Camping World location in Redding, Calif.


Camping World Holdings

stock was up 6% in premarket trading Tuesday following the company’s announcement Monday that it will double its dividend.

The recreational vehicle dealer’s stock was at $39.55 at around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, up 6.2% versus its earlier closing price of $37.26.

Camping World Holdings (ticker: CWH) said in a release Monday after the market closed that the regular quarterly dividend will increase to 50 cents a share from 25 cents. On an annualized basis, it will be $2 a share, up from $1.

The company, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill., operates a national network of RV dealerships and service centers.

The stock, which was recently yielding 1.1%, has returned about 45% this year through Monday’s close, dividends included, ahead of the

S&P 500’

s 25% result.

As evidenced by the stock’s performance, investors have shown confidence that the company can get through the pandemic in relatively better shape than other travel-related companies like cruise lines, even with unpredictable factors like the Delta variant surfacing.

Write to Lawrence C. Strauss at [email protected]


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