Media headlines about Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE:RGR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sturm, Ruger & earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 50.2847028137366 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sturm, Ruger & from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sturm, Ruger & from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Sturm, Ruger & in a report on Monday, August 21st. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Sturm, Ruger & from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Sturm, Ruger & presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.00.

Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE RGR) opened at 54.15 on Friday. Sturm, Ruger & has a 12-month low of $44.80 and a 12-month high of $68.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $956.88 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.72 and a beta of 0.05. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $49.51 and a 200 day moving average of $57.02.

Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE:RGR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.11 by ($0.54). Sturm, Ruger & had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 29.70%. The business had revenue of $131.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $159.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 21.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Sturm, Ruger & will post $3.60 earnings per share for the current year.

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Sturm, Ruger & 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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