Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) – Recent Research Analyst Ratings Updates


Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) recently received a number of price target changes and rating updates:

  • 05/12/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has been upgraded by StockNews.com analysts from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 05/02/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has been downgraded by StockNews.com analysts from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 04/29/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has been downgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a price target of $145.00 on the stock, down from $222.00 previously.
  • 04/29/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft analysts from $183.00 to $158.00.
  • 04/29/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by Citigroup Inc. analysts from $145.00 to $110.00.
  • 04/25/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by Robert W. Baird analysts from $230.00 to $188.00.
  • 04/20/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts from $170.00 to $159.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the title.
  • 04/14/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft analysts from $223.00 to $183.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 4/7/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker had its price target lowered by Morgan Stanley analysts from $195.00 to $170.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 04/07/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker had its price target lowered by analysts at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from $184.00 to $160.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the title.
  • 04/05/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker is now covered by Credit Suisse Group AG analysts. They set an “outperform” rating and a price target of $165.00 for the stock.
  • 04/04/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has had its price target lowered by Barclays PLC analysts from $220.00 to $180.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 3/31/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker is now covered by StockNews.com analysts. They have placed a “holding” rating on the stock.
  • 03/30/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker had its price target lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts from $237.00 to $170.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the title.
  • 03/30/2022 – Stanley Black & Decker has been downgraded by TheStreet analysts from a ‘b-‘ rating to a ‘c+’ rating.

Shares of NYSE:SWK traded down $3.22 during Monday’s trading, hitting $118.39. The stock recorded a trading volume of 69,836 shares, compared to an average volume of 2,070,652 shares. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a 12-month low of $117.53 and a 12-month high of $219.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.06, a growth price-to-earnings ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt ratio of 0.61. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $138.66 and a two-hundred-day simple moving average of $165.47.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK – Get Rating) last reported quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28. The industrial products company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $2.10 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.42. Stanley Black & Decker had a return on equity of 16.16% and a net margin of 8.07%. The company posted revenue of $4.45 billion in the quarter, compared to $4.62 billion expected by analysts. During the same period last year, the company posted earnings per share of $3.13. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts expect Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. to post earnings per share of 10.04 for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 21. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 7 will receive a dividend of $0.79 per share. This represents an annualized dividend of $3.16 and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 6. Stanley Black & Decker’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.53%.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, SVP Stephen Subasic sold 6,611 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Friday, February 25. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.91, for a total value of $1,030,721.01. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available via this hyperlink. Additionally, Chief Executive Jocelyn Belisle sold 3,244 shares of the company in a trade that took place on Monday, March 7. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.71, for a total value of $511,611.24. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. 0.93% of the shares are currently held by insiders of the company.

Several large investors have recently changed their stake in the company. Signaturefd LLC increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker by 6.9% during the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 915 shares of the industrial products company worth $173,000 after buying 59 additional shares in the last quarter. FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker by 3.6% during the fourth quarter. FUKOKU MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE Co now owns 1,720 shares of the industrial products company worth $324,000 after buying 60 additional shares in the last quarter. CX Institutional increased its position in shares of Stanley Black & Decker by 22.3% during the 3rd quarter. CX Institutional now owns 334 shares of the industrial products company worth $59,000 after buying 61 additional shares in the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 11,229 shares of the industrial products company valued at $2,118,000 after purchasing an additional 62 shares during the period. Finally, Arete Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker by 1.8% in the 4th quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 3,600 shares of the industrial products company valued at $672,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the period. 88.60% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. operates in the tools, storage and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada, Rest of the Americas, France, Rest of Europe and Asia. Its Tools and Storage segment offers professional products, including professional-grade corded and cordless power tools and equipment, as well as pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products, such as corded and cordless power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as corded and cordless lawn and garden products and related accessories; home products; and hand tools, power tool accessories and storage products.

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