There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.55, or -0.58%, to $93.90. The Stanley Black & Decker Inc. has recorded 48,523 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Ahead of the Winter Season, DEWALT® Enters the Snow Category with Its First Snow Blower, the 21 In. 60V MAX* Single-Stage Snow Blower.
This NYSE-listed company operates within the Tools & Accessories industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $94.45 and fluctuated between $95.25 as its day high and $93.96 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is $14.46B. A total of 0.81 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.54M shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SWK has seen 10 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 69,500 and the disposition of 3,656 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 76 BUYs and 42 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 310,072 shares during that period but sold 31,407.
In the most recent transaction, Link Janet sold 3,081 shares of SWK for 98.76 per share on Aug 07. After the transaction, the SVP, General Counsel & Sec’y now owns 32,690 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 28, Link Janet sold 2,581 shares at 85.73 per share. SWK shares that SVP, General Counsel & Sec’y owns now total 36,352.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Walburger Corbin disposed of 5,248 shares on Nov 10 at a per-share price of $80.80. This resulted in the Interim CFO holding 17,993 shares of SWK after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MANNING ROBERT J bought 30,000 shares at $85.50 per share on Sep 08. Company shares held by the Director now total 30,000.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. SWK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/1/2023 when it declared a $0.81 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/2/2023. The SWK stock dividend was $0.80 per share in cash.
Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SWK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $100.00 with high estimates of $120.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SWK has a high of $104.21 and a low of $70.24.
As of this writing, SWK has an earnings estimate of $0.81 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.89 per share and a lower estimate of $0.71. The company reported an EPS of -$0.41 in the last quarter, which was 43.80% higher than expectations of -$0.73.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. SWK’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $142.30M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $6.60B in debt and $8.76B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $63.69, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $11.59B.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SWK is Buy with a score of 3.40.