News articles about Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 47.7547174139666 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- The White House takes steps to avoid another school shooting (finance.yahoo.com)
- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 14, 2018 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Remington’s bankruptcy expected in coming days (wdef.com)
- Remington’s bankruptcy filing expected soon (cbsnews.com)
- Surrounded by Gun Backlash, Sturm Ruger Tries to Calm Shareholders (finance.yahoo.com)
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (RGR) traded down $0.35 on Wednesday, reaching $50.10. 186,299 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 311,422. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc has a 12-month low of $43.00 and a 12-month high of $68.80. The company has a market capitalization of $879.20, a P/E ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.11.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.23 per share. This is a boost from Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.97%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.50.
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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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