In a repeat of 2008, traders anticipated an increase in firearm sales after the election.
Shares of Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger fell after an analyst report Wednesday, but overall gun sales remain higher for year.
Stocks struggle after a disappointing monthly jobs report.
US nonfarm payrolls rose a weak 96,000 in August. The unemployment rate fell to 8.1%. Intel lowers its Q3 revenue outlook.
Research In Motion is initiated with an 'equal weight,' and Agrium is initiated with an 'overweight.'
Firearm stocks are outperforming the market since the shooting, while movie chains are suffering.
Agricultural plays and gun makers are performing exceptionally well right now.
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