Insider Selling: Mario Pasantes Sells 14,666 Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp Stock (SWHC)
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) Insider Mario Pasantes sold 14,666 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.66, for a total transaction of $200,337.56. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 34,759 shares in the company, valued at approximately $474,808. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) traded down 1.55% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $13.36. 880,515 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has a 1-year low of $10.25 and a 1-year high of $17.28. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.69 and a 200-day moving average of $14.32. The company has a market cap of $737.2 million and a P/E ratio of 9.16.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 19th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.05. 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. On average, analysts predict that Smith & Wesson Holding Corp will post $1.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a $18.40 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Cowen and Company raised their price target on shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp from $17.00 to $20.50 in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Northland Securities reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $21.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.39.
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC) is a manufacturer of firearms.
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