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Sturm Ruger & Company



) pushed the Aerospace/Defense industry lower today making it today's featured Aerospace/Defense laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Sturm Ruger & Company fell $1.81 (-2.3%) to $76.87 on light volume. Throughout the day, 211,116 shares of Sturm Ruger & Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 378,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $76.55-$79.85 after having opened the day at $79.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.68. Another company within the Aerospace/Defense industry that decreased today was




), down 1.7%.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms in the United States. The company offers single-shot, auto loading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; single-action and double-action revolvers; and rim fire auto loading and center fire auto loading pistols. Sturm Ruger & Company has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 73.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sturm Ruger & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sturm Ruger & Company

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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