Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.15

News coverage about Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6414265934557 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) opened at $54.05 on Monday. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has a one year low of $44.80 and a one year high of $68.80. The company has a market capitalization of $941.98, a P/E ratio of 15.80 and a beta of 0.07.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) last announced its quarterly 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). Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. had a net margin of 11.07% and a return on equity of 26.62%. The firm had revenue of $104.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.21 earnings per share. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.’s quarterly revenue was down 35.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. will post 3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.’s payout ratio is 24.56%.

RGR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Aegis restated a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. in a research report on Monday, August 21st. TheStreet lowered Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.00.

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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Company Profile

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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