Media headlines about Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE:RGR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sturm, Ruger & earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4847419435122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- STURM RUGER & COMPANY INC : ex-dividend day (4-traders.com)
- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 14, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) to Strong Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dow off to worst start in two months as tax bill details roll in (finance.yahoo.com)
Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE RGR) traded down $0.50 on Tuesday, hitting $48.85. The stock had a trading volume of 149,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 293,821. The company has a market capitalization of $851.38 and a PE ratio of 14.43. Sturm, Ruger & has a 1 year low of $44.80 and a 1 year high of $68.80.
Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE:RGR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $104.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.20 million. Sturm, Ruger & had a net margin of 11.07% and a return on equity of 26.62%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.21 EPS. research analysts expect that Sturm, Ruger & will post 3.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Sturm, Ruger &’s payout ratio is 26.98%.
RGR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Sturm, Ruger & in a research note on Monday, August 21st. TheStreet cut Sturm, Ruger & from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Sturm, Ruger & from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Sturm, Ruger & from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.00.
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About Sturm, Ruger &
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc is engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms to domestic customers. The Company operates through two segments: firearms and castings. The firearms segment manufactures and sells rifles, pistols, and revolvers principally to a range of federally licensed, independent wholesale distributors primarily located in the United States.
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