Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC) should you worry about its short interest?

Many investors appear to be quite bearish Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC) especially if you look at the percentage of the float that is sold short for this stock. Currently, 29.1% of the float is sold short, suggesting an extreme level of bearishness for SWHC.

However, it is worth noting that earnings estimates have actually been moving higher for the company, despite the pessimism. Thanks to these rising estimates, we actually have a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) on SWHC, so we clearly don’t believe in the negativity surrounding this firm, and are instead looking for shares of SWHC to move higher in the weeks ahead.

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