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:
- Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) Rating Increased to Overweight at Morgan Stanley (americanbankingnews.com)
- Global Hydraulic Power Tools Market 2018 – Bosch, Stanley Black & Decker, Makita, Hilti (theanalystfinancial.com)
- Global Hammer Drill Sales Market Report 2017 – Bosch, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc, Metabo, Hilti (theexclusivefacts.com)
- Stanley Black & Decker INC (SWK) Shareholder Pennsylvania Trust Co Has Lifted Its Position by $3.54 Million as Stock … (beyondtheninetyminutes.com)
- MACD Oscillator Analysis for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) (oracleexaminer.com)
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.
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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