Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPS
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.05, Analyst Ratings Net reports. The company had revenue of $170.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp updated its Q1 guidance to $0.23-0.25 EPS and its FY15 guidance to $1.30-140 EPS.
Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) traded up 1.01% on Thursday, hitting $17.00. The stock had a trading volume of 2,571,105 shares. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has a 52 week low of $9.46 and a 52 week high of $17.28. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $15.92 and its 200-day moving average is $14.07. The company has a market cap of $934.1 million and a P/E ratio of 11.86.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Northland Securities raised their price target on shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp from $18.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 10th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Benchmark Co. raised their price target on shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Wedbush upgraded shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 20th. They now have a $7.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $20.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.83.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC) is a manufacturer of firearms.
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