Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) VP Thomas Patrick Sullivan sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.57, for a total value of $277,850.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 28,355 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,575,687.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) opened at 58.25 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $57.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $63.38. Sturm Ruger & Co. has a one year low of $48.10 and a one year high of $78.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.80 and a beta of 0.90.

Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.07. Sturm Ruger & Co. had a net margin of 12.35% and a return on equity of 32.40%. The firm earned $167.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $164.30 million. Analysts expect that Sturm Ruger & Co. will post $3.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of RGR. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Sturm Ruger & Co. by 90.1% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 354,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,254,000 after buying an additional 168,100 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Sturm Ruger & Co. by 8.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,974,713 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,403,000 after buying an additional 162,084 shares in the last quarter. WBI Investments Inc. purchased a new position in Sturm Ruger & Co. during the second quarter worth approximately $8,159,000. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in Sturm Ruger & Co. by 108.2% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 214,872 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,754,000 after buying an additional 111,660 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bogle Investment Management L P DE purchased a new position in Sturm Ruger & Co. during the first quarter worth approximately $7,489,000. 70.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Sturm Ruger & Co.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc and subsidiary, 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 to a range of federally licensed, independent wholesale distributors located in the United States.

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