Credit Suisse lifts Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] price estimate. Who else is bullish?



Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [NYSE: SWK] gained 1.08% or 1.59 points to close at $148.23 with a heavy trading volume of 1997187 shares. It opened the trading session at $147.54, the shares rose to $151.80 and dropped to $147.10, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SWK points out that the company has recorded -5.82% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -111.76% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.19M shares, SWK reached to a volume of 1997187 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SWK shares is $136.93 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SWK stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May 28, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 12, 2020, representing the official price target for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $205, while Citigroup analysts kept a Buy rating on SWK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is set at 6.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for SWK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.56. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.99, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for SWK in the course of the last twelve months was 31.55 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

Trading performance analysis for SWK stock

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 18.50. With this latest performance, SWK shares gained by 34.78% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -5.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 7.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SWK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 77.31, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.18 for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 114.63, while it was recorded at 141.29 for the last single week of trading, and 139.80 for the last 200 days.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.50 and a Gross Margin at +33.59. Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +6.62.

Return on Total Capital for SWK is now 15.70, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.98. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.26, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.78. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 40.04. Additionally, SWK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 17.76. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 41.60, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.83.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] managed to generate an average of $16,081 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.43 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. posted 2.66/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.54/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SWK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. go to 3.72%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]

There are presently around $20,708 million, or 89.70% of SWK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SWK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 13,073,580, which is approximately 2.758% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 10,436,764 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.53 billion in SWK stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $1.32 billion in SWK stock with ownership of nearly 19.682% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 320 institutional holders increased their position in Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [NYSE:SWK] by around 14,696,911 shares. Additionally, 440 investors decreased positions by around 13,897,387 shares, while 117 investors held positions by with 112,620,697 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 141,214,995 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SWK stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,286,599 shares, while 144 institutional investors sold positions of 3,501,662 shares during the same period.



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