Our Chart of the Day is a comparison of last week's market performance of publicly held* small arms manufacturer Sturm Ruger (RGR) and the Kbw Bank Index (BKX) via Yahoo Finance:
*Most of the small arms companies are privately held. The Beretta family has been doing their thing for five hundred years. The CEO of Mossberg is a Mossberg. Browning and Winchester are owned by The Herstal Group, Colt's Manufacturing Co. is owned by Zilkha & Co. and Remington Arms is owned by Cerberus Capital.
Sign of the Times: Smith & Wesson Earnings Beat (SWHC)
...The stock was up 15% going into the release and another 8% in late after-hours trade.
Finally, a comment at MarketBeat: