Amid all the recent press and politics surrounding the 2nd Amendment, publicly traded firearm stocks witness ramping up.
Companies are using both cash and borrowed money to repurchase their shares. Shareholders like it and more repurchases are on the way.
Stocks are lower after consumer confidence falls and a leading Democrat warns that there may not be enough time left to avoid a trip over the fiscal cliff.
And if talk about control laws continues to grow louder, firearms makers could see a rush in sales before any legislation takes effect.
The averages remain in a narrow trading range, as investors await movement in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations.
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Stocks are higher as optimism surrounding the fiscal cliff negotiations continues to spur buying.
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