Smith and Wesson going to have very strong earnings. Should overtake Ruger easily. This time the price appreciation will be post earnings. Obama too busy rewriting memos and fending off lawsuits and criminal investigations.
Pretty much impossible to compare RGR and SWHC quarterly earnings growths because SWHCs quarter is staggered one month later. Adj. NICS growth was much less for SWHC's April Quarter (+27.6%) compared to RGRs March Quarter (+45.9%). All you can do is compare each of them to the Adj. NICS Growth. Maybe SWHC will do better on that score, relatively speaking, because inventory began to come back in towards the end of the April Quarter.
equity_360: "But I really don't know when they really are, because I'm too lazy to call SWHC I.R. and get even a guesstimate, so I just make one up myself!!!"
p.s. Gun Control is dead, EVERYONE knows it. Guns sales will have peaked at this earnings release. No hurry to buy another firearm until Elections years from now.
I just checked, earnings is still being posted for June 21, several weeks away yet.
Usually S&W gives earnings in the first week of the month but for some reason delayed until the 3rd week of June.
But you are right on having great earnings, and that Obama is busy covering his hiny right now.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Gun sales surged after the election. You don't think gun sales will continue to surge with people knowing that the IRS is corrupt. The 2nd Amendment is about protection from tyranny. I don't know about the rest of you, but this government is scaring the #$%$ out of everyone right now. Rules don't matter. That scares people. When people get scared and worried they buy guns.