Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK): A Technical View

As of Friday close, Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s (NYSE:SWK) stock was up $2.31, moving up 2.47 percent to $95.97. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,367,080 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.36 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,111,175, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,977,236.

Since last month, SWK stock retreated -14.24%. Shares of the company fell to $91.88 on 08/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $203.69 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $91.88. Since the beginning of this year, SWK’s stock price has dropped by -49.12% or -$92.65, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -52.88% since its 52-week high.


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Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) last reported insider trading activity 4 days ago on Aug 02. Ayers Andrea J., the Director of the company, purchased of 15,500 shares for $95.69 on Aug 02. It resulted in a $1,483,142 investment by the insider. BELISLE JOCELYN sold 3,244 shares at an average price of $157.71 on Mar 07. The insider now owns 15,584 shares following the transaction. On Feb 25, SVP, Chief HR Officer Subasic Stephen sold 6,611 shares at $155.91 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,030,738.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) has a P/E ratio of about 16.78. The stock’s beta is 1.30. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.03, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.65.

The latest dividend of $0.80 per share was paid out, which is 1.27% more than last year’s $0.79. On Wednesday July 20 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.30, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.63, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.32. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.10% percent. Based on annual data, SWK earned $5.19 billion in gross profit and brought in $15.62 billion in revenue.

In Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $5.35 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SWK’s revenue rose 2.1% to $4.45 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.39 billion. While analysts expected Stanley Black & Decker Inc. to report $2.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.77 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -16.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $231.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. were 20.28 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $11.59 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $147.82 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s (SWK) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 89.54%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.05% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Stanley Black & Decker Inc. price is down by -1.40% percent or -$1.36. At present, SWK shares trade -12.98% below its 20-day simple moving average and -33.81% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -17.30% below its SMA50 and -47.93% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 9.68% and Stochastic coefficient D was 7.54%, while ATR was 4.20. Given the Stochastic reading of 15.44% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 34.79%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.88, while the 14-day reading stands at -10.95.

Analyst Ratings

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. downgraded its rating on Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on August 01, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, SWK is a sell, and 11 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $120.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $90.00 – $204.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) will achieve an average price target of $128.20.

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