Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) Director Amir Rosenthal sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.85, for a total value of $243,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 15,474 shares in the company, valued at $941,592.90. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Sturm Ruger & Company Inc traded up $0.05, hitting $60.25, during trading hours on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. 166,450 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 264,410. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc has a one year low of $43.00 and a one year high of $68.20. The stock has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a PE ratio of 20.92 and a beta of 0.01.

Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.01. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 9.09%. The firm had revenue of $131.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $127.50 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.21 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Sturm Ruger & Company Inc will post 3.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 22nd were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 21st. This is a positive change from Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Sturm Ruger & Company Inc’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.44%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in RGR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc by 16.6% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 149,703 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,361,000 after purchasing an additional 21,356 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc by 11.2% during the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 10,926 shares of the company’s stock valued at $610,000 after purchasing an additional 1,102 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its position in shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc by 89.3% during the 4th quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 35,687 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,963,000 after purchasing an additional 16,838 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc during the 4th quarter valued at $337,000. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in shares of Sturm Ruger & Company Inc by 24.3% during the 4th quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 24,228 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,353,000 after purchasing an additional 4,739 shares during the last quarter. 90.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

RGR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Sturm Ruger & Company Inc from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. TheStreet upgraded Sturm Ruger & Company Inc from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th.

About Sturm Ruger & Company Inc

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc 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 offers 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.

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