Sturm, Ruger & Company

  • Three Hated Stocks That Should be Loved

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: FRAN, FTR, RGR

    Francesca's (NASDAQ: FRAN). Personally, I believe that Francesca's is a great company with a strong business model.

    In fashion, staying new and fresh is key, additionally, operating costs must be kept low, indeed, many companies are haemorrhaging cash just keeping staff in stores even on minimum wage but not Francesca's, the company's key business more »

  • 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 »

  • Pistol-Packin' Mamas and Profits

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: ATK, OLN, RGR

    It's almost impossible to get definitive statistics on actual gun ownership rates in the U.S., with the Pew Research Center saying it's 37% and Gallup giving 43%. One thing the polls do point toward is more gun-owners than ever before cite protection as their primary reason for owning one, with women coming in at 65% and men at 42%.

    And from the Christian Science Monitor, 15% of 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 »

  • The Reality TV Show Indicator

    By Sam Mattera - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: PHM, GLD, RGR

    It’s far from scientific, but perhaps it’s worth paying attention to: Is there a reality TV show indicator?

    Investors have long cited, at least anecdotally, the existence of a newspaper indicator -- that is to say, when the front page of a mainstream newspaper is dedicated to the market, the top (or bottom) is in.

    Reality TV as a cultural phenomenon is still somewhat new -- perhaps 15 or 20 more »

  • A-Hunting We Will Go for Yield

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: ACAT, CAB, PCL, RGR

    After their last analyst/investor day, Cabela's (NYSE: CAB) CEO Thomas Milner invited Wall Street analysts to go hunting. Picturing Wall Street analysts in camo and orange vests reminds me of the scene in Mad Men where ad guy Ken goes hunting with the GM execs and they shoot him in the eye. "You'll shoot yer eye out!" indeed.

    Gun-toting analysts aside, hunting is big business and several 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 5 Stocks Boosting Dividends by 20% or More

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: ARG, UFS, IVZ, LAZ, RGR

    According to S&P Dow Jones Indices data, some 935 companies boosted their dividend payouts in the first four months of 2013, 32% more than in the same quarter a year earlier. The tally for the first four months of this year was also the highest in at least a decade. This is a result of strong corporate cash flow generation that is allowing companies to return increasing amounts of 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 »

  • 3 Low P/E Stocks for Your Watch List

    By William Bias - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: INGR, LF, RGR

    Companies trading at low price to earnings ratios (P/E) are increasingly hard to come by as the stock market breaks new records day in and day out. The three companies listed below sport good fundamentals and prospects on top of their low P/E ratios.

    The ingredients for wealth

    Global manufacturer and supplier of starch and sweetener ingredients, Ingredion (NYSE: INGR) represents your so called “boring” company. It sells 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 »

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