Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC)

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What Happened to All the Gun Buyers?

Something has gone wrong in gun land. The frenzy of pistol and rifle purchases has abated, without any easy answer for the trend. Large, publicly traded gun company Smith &Wesson ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Carnival, Devon, J.C. Penney, Netflix, Dow Chemical and More

Stocks are trying to find direction on Tuesday, with no clear path in place. The DJIA and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs early last week, and investors want to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Bank of America, Pandora and More

Stocks are trying to rally again on Wednesday after challenging a new high on the S&P 500. Meanwhile, many investors still want to protect themselves against the next major sell-off ...
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Smith & Wesson Defies Gun Sales Trend, Aims Higher

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) reported third-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings after markets closed on Tuesday. For the quarter, the gun maker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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The Death of the Gun Stocks, for Now

The gun trade in stocks is over -- at least for now. If you have followed the gun and ammunition demand in America over the past 15 months or so, you ...
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The NRA Has Sold 1 Million Basic Pistol Handbooks

The National Rifle Association is perhaps best known for gun-ownership rights and lobbying hard against any efforts to limit those rights. How many individuals consider the NRA a great publishing ...
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Industries Making the Most Money on Doomsday Preppers

As many as 3.7 million Americans are classified as preppers or survivalists. Being a "doomsday prepper" is not easy -- or cheap. These people prepare for different disasters for different ...
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Closing Bell for Thursday on Wall Street: Markets Start Low, Drift Lower All Day

August 15, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning as yields on 10-year Treasuries rose to a 2-year high. In the U.S., lower than expected new claims for unemployment ...
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The Great Big Gun Downgrade: Dirty Harry and Wall Street

In Thursday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 247 Wall St., one significant downgrade that stood out the most was in shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC). ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Carnival, Intel, Micron, Pulte and More

Investors are on the hunt for solid research ideas now that stocks have pulled back a bit. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research calls from Wall Street and from ...
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Four Stock Buybacks Too Significant for Investors to Ignore

Stock buybacks are trumping dividends for investors. We recently took a look at how much stocks with share repurchase plans are outperforming those that just raise dividends, but we would also ...
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Strong Gun Sales Still Support Stock Buybacks at Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) has been the beneficiary of very high gun demand for more than two full quarters now. Demand was already high, but the massacre ...
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Closing Bell for Wednesday on Wall Street: Markets Start Higher, Track Higher by Close

June 26, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning following the final reading on first quarter U.S. GDP growth, which came in lower than expected, but investors apparently believe ...
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Closing Bell for Tuesday on Wall Street: Markets Recover on Better Economic News

June 25, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning after speculation that China’s central bank would not allow the country’s banking system to collapse. In the U.S., data on ...
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Closing Bell for Friday on Wall Street: Markets Bounce to a Mixed Close

U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning after yesterday’s bloodbath. There was no economic data of note released today in either Asia or the U.S. In Europe, the eurozone’s current ...
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