Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) Valuation According To Analysts

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Checking in on some valuation rankings, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.19 per share. Regentatlantic Capital LLC's holdings in Stanley Black & Decker were worth $390,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Among 13 analysts covering Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Stanley Black & Decker had a net margin of 8.46% and a return on equity of 16.16%. On average, analysts expect Stanley Black & Decker to post $7.11 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7.90 EPS for the next fiscal year. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Stanley Black & Decker during the third quarter valued at about $58,718,000. Insiders own 1.80% of the company's stock. The Legacy Private Trust holds 31,025 shares with $3.56M value, up from 18,235 last quarter. Dupont Mgmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) traded down 0.08% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $131.06. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a 12 month low of $103.86 and a 12 month high of $136.90. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is 0.75% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 2.78%. The P/E ratio was recorded at 20.11.The volatility in the previous week has experienced by 1.25% and observed of 1.34% in the previous month.89.70% ownership is held by institutional investors while insiders hold ownership of 0.70%.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th.

The company reported a first quarter profit of $393.1 million, or earnings of $1.29 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

Based on the latest notes released to investors, 2 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 5 analysts "outperform", 12 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys has 0.06% invested in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm posted $1.78 EPS.

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Stanley Black & Decker expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.08 to $7.28 per share. Chardan Capital Markets maintained the shares of HQY in report on Wednesday, March 22 with "Buy" rating. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. Stanley Black & Decker's dividend payout ratio is 35.64%.

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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) shares ended at $94.66 with 4.85 mln shares exchanging hands. Barclays PLC started coverage on Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Monday, January 30th. They set an "overweight" rating and a $140.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Imperial Capital reiterated an "in-line" rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Friday, December 23rd. Nomura assumed coverage on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $145.00 target price for the company. After a recent check, company stock has been trading near the $132.77 mark. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $133.50.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, VP Bruce H. Beatt sold 3,750 shares of Stanley Black & Decker stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 30th. (NYSE:SBH) closed at $19.89 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly -24.72% since the beginning of this year. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,156 shares in the company, valued at $2,141,240.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. $149,006 worth of stock was sold by McChesney Lee B on Thursday, January 26. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total value of $51,500.00. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.78 earnings per share. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. It opened the session with a $93.28 price tag, later ranging from $92.98 to $94.96, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day.