Headlines about Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stanley Black & Decker earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.8353301921124 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) Stock with Considerable Review with Volatility and volume – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- Stock Recap: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) – MostVolatileStocks (press release) (mostvolatilestocks.com)
- Are Analysts in doubt about Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) and Eastman Kodak Company (KODK)? – NMSU N?ws (nmsunews.com)
- What Do Analysts’ Recommend? – Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE: SWK) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- The Chance I’ve Been Waiting For: Stanley Black & Decker At A Fair Price – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
SWK stock traded down $3.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $151.31. The stock had a trading volume of 982,818 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,258,475. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,804.06, a P/E ratio of 18.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.98. Stanley Black & Decker has a 1-year low of $128.08 and a 1-year high of $176.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.58.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $0.63 dividend. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. Stanley Black & Decker’s payout ratio is currently 31.30%.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $184.00 target price on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $178.00 price target on Stanley Black & Decker and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $190.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $193.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, UBS initiated coverage on Stanley Black & Decker in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price target for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $180.35.
In other news, SVP Joseph R. Voelker sold 3,284 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.44, for a total value of $497,328.96. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 20,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,084,378.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.69% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Stanley Black & Decker Company Profile
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, such as automatic doors and commercial locking systems, electronic security and monitoring systems, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and products and services for various industrial applications.
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