Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) was down 2.6% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $59.52 and last traded at $60.55, with a volume of 171,286 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $62.18.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on RGR shares. BB&T Corp. lowered shares of Sturm Ruger & Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sturm Ruger & Co. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 10th.

The firm has a market cap of $1.15 billion and a PE ratio of 15.41. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $66.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $66.60.

Sturm Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $167.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $164.30 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Sturm Ruger & Co. will post $3.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th were issued a dividend of $0.49 per share. This is an increase from Sturm Ruger & Co.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 10th.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc and subsidiary, 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 to a range of federally licensed, independent wholesale distributors located in the United States.

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