Why Sturm Ruger is Poised to Shoot Higher

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 respected four-star ranking.

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

Sturm Ruger facts

 

 

Headquarters (founded)

Southport, Conn. (1948)

Market Cap

$1.0 billion

Industry

Leisure products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$443.3 million

Management

CEO Michael Fifer (since 2006)

CFO Thomas Dineen (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

32.4%

Cash/Debt

$105.1 million / $0

Dividend Yield

2.6%

Competitors

Browning Arms

Remington Arms

Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC  )

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 577 members who have rated Sturm Ruger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star gweech, succinctly summed up the Sturm Ruger bull case for our community:

Great products and a great following. Lots of IP. Great balance sheet. No debt. Yes, no debt. Incredible margins. Their products are very well respected among the shooting community. They pioneered the concealed carry pocket pistol movement. Even if gun control comes back into play, Ruger's main bread and butter is in pistols and hunting rifles, not assault rifles. There is a renaissance in firearms-many people are acquiring them for sport and also safety.

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