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Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares (RGR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sturm Ruger-and-Company employs 1,839 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$46.31 - $83.54|
|50-day moving average||$69.01|
|200-day moving average||$66.95|
|Wall St. target price||$82.00|
|Dividend yield||$2.04 (2.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.09|
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Valuing Sturm Ruger-and-Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sturm Ruger-and-Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sturm Ruger-and-Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Sturm Ruger-and-Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $147 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sturm Ruger-and-Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$568.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||20.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$191.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||21.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.86%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 877,518 Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Sturm Ruger-and-Company's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 900,817 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares can be evaluated.
Sturm Ruger-and-Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares traded daily (recently around 293484.28093645). Sturm Ruger-and-Company's SIR currently stands at 2.99. In other words for every 100,000 Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2990 shares are currently held short.
However Sturm Ruger-and-Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sturm Ruger-and-Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0704% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares, roughly 70 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sturm Ruger-and-Company.
Find out more about how you can short Sturm Ruger-and-Company stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 1.38% of net profits
Recently Sturm Ruger-and-Company has paid out, on average, around 1.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sturm Ruger-and-Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sturm Ruger-and-Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.
While Sturm Ruger-and-Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sturm Ruger-and-Company is investing more in its future growth.
Sturm Ruger-and-Company's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Sturm Ruger-and-Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 September 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sturm Ruger-and-Company shares which in turn could have impacted Sturm Ruger-and-Company's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Sturm Ruger-and-Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.3053 up to $83.5409. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sturm Ruger-and-Company's is 0.3795. This would suggest that Sturm Ruger-and-Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells firearms under the Ruger name and trademark in the United States. It operates in two segments, Firearms and Castings. The company provides single-shot, autoloading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; rimfire and centerfire autoloading pistols; single-action and double-action revolvers; and firearms accessories and replacement parts. The company also manufactures and sells steel investment castings and metal injection molding (MIM) parts. It sells its firearm products through independent wholesale distributors principally to the commercial sporting market; and castings and MIM parts directly or through manufacturers' representatives. The company also exports its firearm products through a network of commercial distributors and directly to foreign customers comprising primarily of law enforcement agencies and foreign governments.
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