Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE: SWK)

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Stocks Info

Stanley Black & Decker Inc is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Industrials sector and is a part of the Tools & Accessories industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $93.30 and fluctuated between $95.90 as its day high and $92.89 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Stanley Black & Decker Inc is $14.30B. A total of 2.82 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.24M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, SWK has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 54 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 211,133 shares during that period but sold 14,373.

In the most recent transaction, Robinson Graham sold 2,000 shares of SWK for 91.83 per share on Dec 05. After the transaction, the SVP & President of Industrial now owns 26,435 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 07, Link Janet sold 3,081 shares at 98.76 per share. SWK shares that SVP, General Counsel & Sec’y owns now total 32,690.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Link Janet disposed of 2,581 shares on Feb 28 at a per-share price of $85.73. This resulted in the SVP, General Counsel & Sec’y holding 36,352 shares of SWK after the transaction.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. SWK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2023 when it declared a $0.81 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/19/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/19/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/1/2023. The SWK stock dividend was $0.81 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SWK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $99.47 with high estimates of $118.00 and low estimates of $88.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SWK has a high of $104.21 and a low of $73.12.

As of this writing, SWK has an earnings estimate of $0.79 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.89 per share and a lower estimate of $0.66. The company reported an EPS of -$0.11 in the last quarter, which was 70.30% higher than expectations of -$0.37.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SWK’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $142.10M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $6.71B in debt and $8.77B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $60.84, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $11.59B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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.

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