Wrath: Smith & Wesson
Sorry gun-lovers, but firearm manufacturer Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (SWHC) has to be the stock representing wrath, as guns encompass the sin in a couple ways. Not only can the weapons themselves be used to express wrath, but wrath also seems evident when there is talking of taking the weapons themselves away.
In fact, chatter that stricter gun laws were around the corner following several tragic shootings actually pushed countless folks into gun stores — and subsequently pushed gun-maker stocks higher — early in the year, as they tried to snatch up the weapons to front-run any potential bans.
Smith & Wesson, for one, is slated to see earnings more than double this year alone, while 30% annualized growth is on tap longer-term. No wonder the stock has soared more than 36% in the past year, including a 14% climb year-to-date.