Stanley Black & Decker Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (NYSE:SWK)
Shares of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, AR Network reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $90.29.
In other Stanley Black & Decker news, CEO John F. Lundgren sold 75,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total transaction of $6,750,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
Shares of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) opened at 89.78 on Thursday. Stanley Black & Decker has a 1-year low of $74.13 and a 1-year high of $92.76. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $87.56 and a 200-day moving average of $84.15. The company has a market cap of $14.030 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.86.
Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 25th. The company reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.94 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.21 earnings per share. Stanley Black & Decker’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Stanley Black & Decker will post $5.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 3rd. This is a boost from Stanley Black & Decker’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50.
SWK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $82.00. Finally, analysts at Credit Agricole downgraded shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a “buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 28th.
Stanley Black & Decker Inc is a diversified global provider of power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions (NYSE:SWK), electronic security and monitoring systems and products and services for various industrial applications.
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