5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sturm Ruger

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, firearm specialist Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE: RGR  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sturm Ruger's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Sturm Ruger facts

Headquarters (founded) Southport, Conn. (1948)
Market Cap $787.2 million
Industry Leisure products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $365.7 million
Management CEO Michael Fifer (since 2006)
CFO Thomas Dineen (since 2003)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 31.5%
Cash/Debt $95.8 million / $0
Dividend Yield 3.1%
Competitors Browning Arms
Remington Arms
Smith & Wesson

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 514 members who have rated Sturm Ruger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, Cgange, highlighted several of Sturm Ruger's positives:

No debt, fast growth, Good valuation, good EPS growth, good sales growth, Recent insider buying, high short float, high short ratio. They sell guns. These days, people feel more secure with a firearm. ... Hunting also a recreational activity many enjoy doing. And, countries and law enforcement firms need their equipment, don't they?

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