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|
|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|
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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.
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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