Smith & Wesson Holding Corp

-$0.25 (-1.2%)
Closing price December 30, 2016
We only have a few major companies are expected to share their latest results this coming week. Coincidentally, all of these companies are reporting on Thursday.
The FBI cleared more than 2 million firearm checks in April, which puts it on a track to hit 20 million or more this year.
Sometime in 2009, the number of guns in the United States for the first time exceeded the country's population. The gap has been widening ever since.
U.S. background checks for citizens wishing to purchase a firearm have soared to nearly 7.7 million in the first three months of 2016.
Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include Apple, Express Scripts, Facebook, Gap, Intel and Schlumberger.
A carry everywhere gun policy obviouslyhas safety, ethical and political implications, but it also brings another party into play — gun retailers.
Perhaps the surge in gun ownership has increased its membership so quickly that the NRA believes it can raise its rates without the consequence of losing current members.
Investors need to adapt quickly to whatever situation arises, but there is considerable confusion as to what to expect with a Trump presidency.
What would it mean for equities markets if Donald Trump becomes president? Which industries and companies stand to gain?
The top analyst calls for Wednesday, January 6, 2016, include Bluebird Bio, Check Point Software, Comcast, Eli Lilly, Hyatt Hotels, Lockheed Martin and Rite Aid.
Are there companies that, as gun sales rise, weaken in response? Possibly yes, with the cause being rooted in disposable income.
Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include Agilent, CSC, Intel, Jabil Circuit, Kinder Morgan, Nasdaq, Square and Yahoo.
Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include CenturyLink, JetBlue AIrways, Level 3 Communications, Netflix, PulteGroup, United Technologies, VMware and Whiting Petroleum.
With another fresh tragedy involving guns and multiple murders, and with it getting thick into election season, the debate about gun control versus gun rights is back front and center.
Smith & Wesson reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after the markets closed.