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Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (SWHC)

  • Jun. 25, 2013, 4:35 PM
    More on Smith & Wesson (SWHC): FQ4 beats across the board as total sales jumped 37.6% Y/Y. Demand was high across virtually all product lines, constraining production capacity which resulted in additional growth in its order backlog. For FQ1, the company expects net sales to be between $162M and $167M, which would represent year-over-year growth of approximately 21% at the midpoint. Analysts are expecting $141M in net sales.
  • Jun. 25, 2013, 4:07 PM
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC): FQ4 EPS of $0.44 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $178.8M (+37.6% Y/Y) beats by $8.08M. Shares +0.2% AH. (PR)
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  • Jun. 25, 2013, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: APOL, AVAV, SWHC
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  • Jun. 24, 2013, 5:35 PM
    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close: APOL, AVAV, SWHC
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  • Jun. 14, 2013, 9:19 AM
    Premarket gainers: RH +13%. PXLW +11%. GRPN +8%. SCTY +8%. SYRG +6%. INVN +6%. ACAD +6%. SWHC +5%.
    Losers: CEMP -14%. AMSC -9%. HIMX -7%. CLSN -5%.
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  • Jun. 13, 2013, 5:31 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: RH +11%. SWHC +6%. PXLW +5%. OCN +4%. AVNR +3%.
    After-hours top losers: GCI -5%. LPX -3%. BEE -3%. ELN -2%. MTG -2%.
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  • Jun. 13, 2013, 4:51 PM
    More on Smith & Wesson: The gunmaker also says it expects to report FQ4 (April quarter) revenue of $179M and EPS of $0.44, above a consensus of $170.7M and 40.40. Full results arrive on June 25. SWHC +6.6% AH. (PR)
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  • Jun. 13, 2013, 4:44 PM
    Smith & Wesson (SWHC) +5.8% AH to $9.84 after announcing a $100M buyback, of which $75M will happen through a $10/share tender offer. At $10, a $100M buyback would be good for repurchasing 16% of outstanding shares. The program replaces the $15M remaining on a $35M buyback announced in December. SWHC is also announcing a debt refinancing - $75M worth of 5.875% notes due 2017 will be issued, and  9.5% notes due 2016 and carrying a principal value of $42.8M will be redeemed. The company expects net proceeds of $25M from the two debt deals.
  • May. 8, 2013, 1:34 PM
    The New York City Employees' Retirement System becomes the third pension fund to sell its stake in gun makers Sturm Ruger (RGR -0.8%) and Smith & Wessen (SWHC -0.3%) following the nightmarish school shooting in Connecticut. CalSTRS and New York's Teacher's Retirement System sold their shares in January and February respectively. Comptroller John Liu says the company's products "tear apart families and shatter communities." ( Reuters )
  • Apr. 30, 2013, 9:44 AM
    Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR +2%) trade higher after the company beat estimates with its Q1 report. The firearms manufacturer plans to increase its capex spending to $30M for the year to help keep up with demand. Peer Smith & Wesson (SWHC) +1.1% in sympathy.
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  • Apr. 29, 2013, 9:45 AM
    Sturm Ruger (RGR +3.1%) trades higher in advance of its Q1 earnings report due out after the closing bell. The earnings whispering is turning into a dull roar that estimates may be too low for the gun maker. As SA contributor eWhispers notes, the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System shows a 107% Y/Y increase in demand for firearms. Cabela's (CAB +0.7%) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC +1.3%) could see some fireworks later today too.
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  • Apr. 24, 2013, 3:40 PM
    GE Capital (GE +2.5%) cuts off lending to gun shops in response to public backlash since the Sandy Hook shootings. Though the company isn't the first financial firm to back away from involvement with the gun industry, the development puts the spotlight back on sellers such as Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS -0.4%), Wal-Mart (WMT -1.2%), and Cabela's (CAB +0.9%) which could see more foot traffic. It's also of interest to gun manufacturers Smith & Wesson (SWHC +0.8%) and Sturn Ruger (RGR -0.8%) - wallowing around with relatively low P-E ratios with future demand tough to forecast.
  • Apr. 18, 2013, 8:45 AM
    Expect gun makers Sturm, Ruger (RGR) and Smith & Wesson (SWHC) to trade higher out of the gate after the Senate failed to pass legislation that would have required background checks at gun shows and online. RGR +1.23%, SWHC +4.12% premarket.
  • Apr. 17, 2013, 4:50 PM
    Gun-control legislation that would have required background checks online and at guns shows fails in the Senate by a 54-46 vote, short of the 60 required to pass. Some of the reasons for its falling short include concerns over the unnecessary burdens on law-abiding gun owners, and claims that it violates the Constitution’s right to bear arms.
  • Apr. 17, 2013, 6:06 AM
    The Senate is due to vote this afternoon on measures that would expand background checks on gun buyers to include Internet and gun-show purchases. It's not certain that the package has the 60 votes required to gain approval, and even if it does, it could fall in the House, where there is significant opposition. Stocks to watch include Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR).
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  • Apr. 11, 2013, 4:52 AM
    Senators yesterday agreed on a bipartisan compromise to expand criminal background checks of gun buyers in a deal that should facilitate a debate in the Senate, although it's expected to meet opposition in the House. The measure calls for checks for Internet sales and those between private parties at gun shows, but not on non-commercial person-to-person deals. Stocks on watch today include Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger (RGR).
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Company Description
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp manufactures firearms. It manufactures handguns, modern sporting rifles, hunting rifles, black powder firearms, handcuffs, and firearm-related products and accessories.