Smith & Wesson Holding Corp

  • Gun Bans: Good for Sales?

    By Callum Turcan - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, SWHC, RGR

    Gun bans seem to be good for gun sales, as evident in the results of two of the biggest gun manufacturers that just came out. As those who support the 2nd Amendment fear politicians trying to limit their rights, they go out and buy guns ahead of a potential ban. Even the threat of a ban, as is the case this time, significantly boosts sales.

    Sturm up those sales

    Sturm more »

  • Activist Interest and Buybacks Make These Stocks Worth Buying

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: NAV, SWHC, SU

    A share repurchase is an excellent tool to shore up share prices and the effect increases dramatically when an activist investor is involved. Navistar International (NYSE: NAV)Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) and Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) are such stocks where value is still to be unlocked.

    Navistar International’s investors strike deal

    Navistar International is one of the oldest truck making companies still around in the United States. Although this more »

  • 3 Winning Small Caps Set for Further Growth

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: FRAN, SWHC, UAM

    So far this year, the S&P 500 is up around 17.8%, however, the Russell 2000, the small-cap market index composed of the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 index, is up 22%.

    Small caps have beaten the wider market due to their lack of international exposure and domestic growth. For example, international companies have been hurt by a rising U.S. dollar and mixed growth around more »

  • A Clue about Smith & Wesson’s Future

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, SWHC, RGR

    You probably have an opinion on whether or not there should be restrictions on gun sales.  Whether your pro or con, you'd have to admit gun makers have value.  So let's take a closer look at Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC), its potential, its competitors, and where its industry may be headed.

    The situation

    Mass shootings have become more common in the United States, which has led to much more »

  • Smith And Wesson Can't Make 'Em Fast Enough

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    This week, gun manufacturer Smith and Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) announced fourth-quarter earnings that handily beat expectations, as customers purchased guns faster than the company could manufacture them. US citizens are increasingly worried about stricter gun control regulations and are purchasing firearms now, instead of waiting to see how new regulations will be drafted. More people buying guns means higher profits for Smith and Wesson.
     
    Calls for gun control spark demand more »
  • Which Firearm Stock Should You Pick

    By Piyush Arora - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    With the recent shooting in Santa Monica, gun control has again become the center of political debate. Only this time, the availability and use of assault rifles for domestic purposes is being questioned. As a result, customers are buying their preferred weapons while they still can, which is benefiting the entire gun manufacturing industry.

    Which Gun Manufacturer To Pick?

    Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) and Smith and Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHCmore »)

  • Gun Stocks Soar as Debate Continues

    By Stephanie Faris - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    If there's one thing investors have learned from the national gun debate, it's this: when consumers feel something may be taken away, sales skyrocket. Especially when that something is an item they're passionate about. Like firearms.

    So when Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) released its fourth quarter earnings report, no one was surprised to learn sales shot up 38% to $179 million. The company has experienced a sales more »

  • An Insider Is Bullish on This Retailer

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, HIBB, SWHC, RGR

    Reuben Mark, who is a member of the board of directors at $4.8 billion market cap sporting-goods retailer Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB), bought 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on May 30 at an average price of $67.65 per share. Studies show that stocks bought by insiders narrowly outperform the market (read our analysis of studies on insider trading), and we think that this is because more »

  • If James Bond Bought Stocks

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: DEO, SWHC, TIF

    If Bond, James Bond, had a portfolio, and why wouldn't someone so urbane not have one to supplement his civil servant salary, what would he buy?

    If anyone could do some proper due diligence it would be Bond. Would he be as much of a risk taker in his portfolio as in his work persona?

    Shaken, not stirred

    We all know James' fascination with the vodka martini, but his more »

  • Arms Manufacturers Benefit from Political Turmoil

    By Nadine Gibson - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    In a political environment focused on gun control in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre last November, gun owners have shown their opposition to reform with their pocketbooks. At both the state and federal level, there are bills banning assault weapons, demanding universal background checks, and limiting magazine capacity to ten rounds or less. Many gun owners see these bills as an encroachment to their second amendment rights. With more »

  • The IRS Made Me Sell My Gun Stocks

    By Sam Mattera - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: ATK, SWHC, RGR

    No, an IRS agent did not literally force me to sell my gun stocks. But I sold the shares of Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR) and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) I was holding early last week, largely because of the recent scandal surrounding the IRS.

    Gunmakers have been on a fairly solid run since December. However, I'm afraid this move might be over -- the gun buying mania sparked by a more »

  • Should Gunmakers Invest in Smart Guns?

    By Leo Sun - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, SWHC, RGR | Editor's Choice

    If there’s one issue Americans will never agree on, it’s guns. With approximately 40% personal ownership across the country and over 300 million guns in circulation, President Obama would never be able to fully disarm the American public. Efforts to ban assault weapons and extend background checks have failed. Meanwhile, gun ownership background checks have quadrupled since 1999, and gun demand is so high that gunmakers Smith & Wesson more »

  • Are Gun Companies Benefitting From Facebook?

    By Tyler Wofford - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: FB, SWHC, RGR

    Pittsburgh Tactical Firearm's Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) page was recently closed, and the owner is concerned. He received hundreds of emails and phone calls over the past several days from some of his 27,000 followers, informing and questioning why the page was shut down. While we can't control what happens there, lets look at what kind of role Facebook and its policies may have on our investments.

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  • Gun Control Talks Haven't Curbed These Companies

    By Austin Higgins - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, SWHC, RGR

    With the nation discussing the future of gun control and background checks, some Americans purchased even more firearms in anticipation of changing regulations. In March 2013 there was a 26% increase in the number of background checks performed for firearms sales. Investors can benefit from this sales trend in two different ways: firearm retail stores and firearm manufacturers.

    The big retailer

    Cabela’s (NYSE: CAB) recently reported its earnings for more »

  • Now That Gun Control Has Failed, It’s Time to Buy Gun Stocks

    By Sam Mattera - April 20, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, SWHC, RGR

    Yet another blow was delivered to proponents of gun control on Tuesday, when four Democratic Senators opted to break with their party and vote against expanding background checks for gun purchasers.

    The bipartisan Manchin-Toomey amendment was seen as the weakest of the proposals aimed at restricting gun ownership; with it failing, the regulatory threat facing companies like Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) and Cabela’s (NYSE: CABmore »)

  • Gun Control Is Good for Gun Ownership

    By Nate Wooley - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: ATK, SWHC, RGR

    Increased efforts to control firearms are good for those who like guns.

    Leaving aside that debate itself is a good thing, the very discussion spurs gun sales. That increases gun makers' profits and leads to higher share prices. That's why those who have invested in gun companies have spent the last several months seeing their portfolios increase in value. The over-the-top debate style of officials from the National Rifle more »

  • Is Now the Time to Jump Back Into Gun Stocks?

    By Joseph Harry - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    Whether you like guns or not, they seem to be selling like hotcakes. An estimated 2.2 million checks were conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month -- which makes it the fourth consecutive month of requests over 2 million.

    The two most popular publicly traded gun manufacturers are Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC). After a significant run-up earlier in more »

  • Now That Gun Control Has Failed, It’s Time to Buy Gun Stocks

    By Sam Mattera - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, SWHC, RGR

    Yet another blow was delivered to proponents of gun control on Tuesday, when four Democratic Senators opted to break with their party and vote against expanding background checks for gun purchasers.

    The bipartisan Manchin-Toomey amendment was seen as the weakest of the proposals aimed at restricting gun ownership; with it failing, the regulatory threat facing companies like Sturm, Ruger (NYSE: RGR), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) and Cabela’s (NYSE: CABmore »)

  • Will Gun Regulations Help Gun Makers?

    By Tyler Wofford - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CAB, DKS, SWHC, RGR

    There is a lot of debate on what will happen with the gun-control issues. With the recent shootings, various politicians (both Republican and Democrat) have tried to crack down and regulate guns more than ever before. How would more regulations effect investments in gun manufacturers and distributors?

    Many companies such as Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) (I will refer to it as Ruger), Cabela's (NYSE: CAB), and Olin (the more »

  • Is Now The Time To Jump Back Into Gun Stocks?

    By Joseph Harry - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: OLN, SWHC, RGR

    Whether you like guns or not, they seem to be selling like hotcakes. An estimated 2.2 million checks were conducted through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month-- which makes it the fourth consecutive month of requests over 2 million. The two most popular publicly traded gun manufacturers are Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE: RGR) and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC). After a significant run-up earlier in more »

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