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While the impassioned rhetoric over gun control shows little signs of calming down, reports...

While the impassioned rhetoric over gun control shows little signs of calming down, reports continue to pile in on record sales (I, II, III). Sturm Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC) could face a supply shortage due to the huge rush, but it's an issue which many companies wish they could face. The long view on the gun sellers is that some risk to sales should be factored in by investors.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    "While the impassioned rhetoric over gun control shows little signs of calming down..."

     

    This copywriter deserves a raise.

     

    Still, in the president's home town (quick: name that place and describe "Omananomics")

     

    Thought so.

     

    "Smith & Wesson (SWHC) could face a supply shortage..."

     

    Some of us Hope for Change.
    9 Jan 2013, 09:37 AM Reply Like
  • jstemarie1
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    In the meantime I'm holding stocks in both companies and looking at some good gains short-term. If these fools actually do pass legislation then I'll look at selling. In the mean time that $4.50/sh special dividend that RGR paid didn't bother me much!
    9 Jan 2013, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • loveablebob
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    I have traded in and out of S&W for the past year and made some really good money. S&W doesn't pay a dividend, but recently bought back stock, $20 million the first time and $15 million the second time. This reduced the float. It will be interesting to see what their EPS is in the next quarterly report.
    10 Jan 2013, 03:57 AM Reply Like
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