Sturm Ruger Shares of Southport, Conn.-based gun maker hit a 52-week high Monday of $51.33. The stock's 52-week low of $18.65 was set on June 16. Sturm Ruger shares trade at a forward P/E of 17.84X; the average for defense companies is 13.03X. Two of the three analysts who cover Sturm Ruger rate it at buy; one analyst rates it at hold. Analyst comment: "We continue to believe that the major categories benefiting from strong demand are concealed carry/personal protection along with the tactical rifle category," KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts wrote in a March 21 report. "We maintain our BUY rating on SWHC and our HOLD ratings on RGR and CAB." TheStreet Ratings gives Sturm Ruger an A+ grade with a buy rating and $63.46 price target.