Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stanley Black & Decker earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.3181720938159 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE SWK traded down $0.14 on Monday, reaching $149.53. 656,617 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,193,371. The firm has a market capitalization of $23,065.87, a P/E ratio of 20.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a current ratio of 1.05. Stanley Black & Decker has a fifty-two week low of $130.04 and a fifty-two week high of $176.62.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $3.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. Stanley Black & Decker had a return on equity of 15.89% and a net margin of 9.62%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.71 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Stanley Black & Decker will post 8.42 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were paid a dividend of $0.63 per share. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. Stanley Black & Decker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 33.83%.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on SWK. UBS began coverage on Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Stanley Black & Decker from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $193.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on Stanley Black & Decker from $172.00 to $189.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, MKM Partners lifted their price target on Stanley Black & Decker from $170.59 to $200.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $180.35.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, SVP Joseph R. Voelker sold 3,284 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.44, for a total transaction of $497,328.96. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now 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 accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.69% of the company’s stock.

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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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