5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sturm Ruger

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, firearm specialist Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYS: RGR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Sturm Ruger and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Sturm Ruger facts

Headquarters (founded)

Southport, Conn. (1948)

Market Cap

$873.9 million

Industry

Leisure products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$405.7 million

Management

CEO Michael Fifer (since 2006)
CFO Thomas Dineen (since 2003)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

31.3%

Cash/Debt

$96 million / $0

Dividend Yield

3.2%

Competitors

Browning Arms
Remington Arms

Smith & Wesson Holding
(NAS: SWHC)


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 545 members who have rated Sturm Ruger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. This past summer, one of those Fools, JohnCleven, listed several of Sturm Ruger's positives for our community: "Damn low P/E for a very [high] quality growth stock, with ZERO debt, great Free Cash Flow, epic 5 yr [return on investment] of 23% (98th percentile), a stunning [balance] sheet, and a leader in an industry that will probably survive as long as the human race does."

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Sturm Ruger originally appeared on Fool.com.

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