Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (RGR) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.07

Press coverage about Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8555919375647 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) opened at $55.20 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $962.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.19 and a beta of 0.08. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc has a 52-week low of $44.80 and a 52-week high of $68.80.

Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.60 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $104.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.20 million. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc had a net margin of 11.07% and a return on equity of 26.62%. The firm’s revenue was down 35.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.21 EPS. equities analysts predict that Sturm Ruger & Company Inc will post 3.02 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.52%. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.63%.

RGR has been the topic of several recent research reports. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sturm Ruger & Company Inc from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.00.

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About Sturm Ruger & Company Inc

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc is engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms to domestic customers. The Company operates through two segments: firearms and castings. The firearms segment manufactures and sells rifles, pistols, and revolvers principally to a range of federally licensed, independent wholesale distributors primarily located in the United States.

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