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WASHINGTON-- Tennessee lawyer Brian Manookian says he never considered himself a gun enthusiast. He owns just one handgun and was raised in a gun-free home. An analysis by The Associated Press of data tracking the health of the gun industry shows that President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for guns.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history."
NEW YORK-- Benchmark Research believes the sell-off last week of shares in firearms manufacturers was overdone, and reiterated a buy recommendation on the stocks of the biggest producers.
U.S. stocks advanced on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected employment and service-sector data in the United States. But a gloomier outlook in China and Europe weighed on commodity prices and hit energy and materials shares. **SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, $41.60, up 177 pct.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after stronger-than-expected employment and service-sector data in the United States, but a gloomier outlook in China and Europe weighed on commodity prices and hit energy and materials shares. **SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, $40.65, up 171 pct. **HEWLETT-PACKARD CO, $15.67, down 8.4 pct.
**SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS INC, $40.19, up 168 pct. **BIOLASE INC, $2.11, up 27 pct. The company said health regulators in Europe and the United States approved its laser device for use in soft tissue surgery, teeth whitening, and pain therapy.
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On Tuesday, I opened up my copy of The Wall Street Journal and staring back at me on the front page are the words “White House Efforts to Relax Gun Exports Face Resistance.” Let’s look at six companies that are likely to benefit.
Nearly 47 percent more women are shooting today than a decade ago, according to the National Sporting Goods Association, and a Gallup poll last year found 23 percent of American women now own at least one gun.
Does the run in ammo stocks mean the sector is a strong pick for investors? Jim Barrett, CL King and Assosciates and Aaron Goldstein, JPMorgan weigh in.
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Uncertainty in a presidential election year. Warriors returning from the battlefields. The comeback of the hunter. These are just some of the reasons that gun experts and advocates cite as reasons why firearms makers are ringing in 2012 like gangbusters.
The Fast Money traders discuss today's pops and drops. Also, sharing perspective on where the euro is headed, with Willie Williams, Societe General director.
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As the gun industry gathers in Las Vegas this week, the sales outlook is positive—and that's partly because of the recent shooting spree in Tucson.