Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] gain 6.24% so far this year. What now?



Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [NYSE: SWK] closed the trading session at $189.70 on 11/24/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $187.45, while the highest price level was $190.26. The company report on November 19, 2021 that For The Fourth Consecutive Year, Stanley Black & Decker Named To 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).

Company also included in the North American Index for the 11th consecutive year.

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Northampton, MA –News Direct– Stanley Black & Decker.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 6.24 percent and weekly performance of -2.11 percent. The stock has been moved at -11.51 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 1.60 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -1.86 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.10M shares, SWK reached to a volume of 837568 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say 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 $217.13 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 2.20. 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 01, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on October 08, 2021, representing the official price target for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stock. On March 12, 2021, analysts increased their price target for SWK shares from 185 to 205.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is set at 4.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for SWK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.82. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.78.

SWK stock trade performance evaluation

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.11. With this latest performance, SWK shares gained by 1.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.51% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.55% 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 52.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 51.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.74 for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 184.18, while it was recorded at 189.87 for the last single week of trading, and 195.33 for the last 200 days.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.54 and a Gross Margin at +34.58. Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.49.

Return on Total Capital for SWK is now 14.55, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.69. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.22, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.59. 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 43.23. Additionally, SWK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.18, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 20.29. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 48.55, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.30.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] managed to generate an average of $23,235 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.80 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.66.Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. posted 2.89/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.73/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.90%. 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 10.89%.

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Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [SWK]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $27,842 million, or 87.80% of SWK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SWK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 13,296,221, which is approximately 1.545% of the company’s market cap and around 0.25% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 11,408,750 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.16 billion in SWK stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $1.7 billion in SWK stock with ownership of nearly -16.204% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 426 institutional holders increased their position in Stanley Black & Decker Inc. [NYSE:SWK] by around 9,537,083 shares. Additionally, 400 investors decreased positions by around 7,675,066 shares, while 156 investors held positions by with 129,555,535 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 146,767,684 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SWK stock had 73 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,192,714 shares, while 104 institutional investors sold positions of 1,206,000 shares during the same period.



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