Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Friday close, Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s (NYSE:SWK) stock was down -$2.53, moving down -3.15 percent to $77.69. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,361,660 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.03 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,914,875, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,963,882.

Since last month, SWK stock retreated -15.50%. Shares of the company fell to $77.67 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $151.82 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $70.24. Since the beginning of this year, SWK’s stock price has risen by 3.42% or $2.57, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -48.83% since its 52-week high.

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SWK stock investors should be aware that Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 18 days ago on Feb 28. Link Janet, the SVP, General Counsel & Sec’y of the company, disposed of 2,581 shares for $85.73 on Feb 28. It resulted in a $221,282 divestment by the insider. Walburger Corbin sold 5,248 shares at an average price of $80.80 on Nov 10. The insider now owns 17,993 shares following the transaction. On Sep 08, Director MANNING ROBERT J bought 30,000 shares at $85.50 apiece. The transaction was valued at $2,565,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) has a P/E ratio of about 79.85. The stock’s beta is 1.32. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.72, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.18.

The latest dividend of $0.80 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.80. On Wednesday July 20 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.30, while its current ratio was 1.20, 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 December 30 was 0.55, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.77. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 26.00% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 1.90%. Based on annual data, SWK earned $4.28 billion in gross profit and brought in $16.95 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 2.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 11.80%.

In Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, 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 fell -3.49% to $4.39 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.12 billion. While analysts expected Stanley Black & Decker Inc. to report -$0.31 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.1 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 67.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $78.8 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. were 15.25 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $7.9 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $153.02 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s (SWK) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 16.28%, the RSI 9-day stood at 26.68% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Stanley Black & Decker Inc. price is down by -3.75% percent or -$3.03. At present, SWK shares trade -13.87% below its 20-day simple moving average and +5.06% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.16% below its SMA50 and -34.54% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.93% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.35%, while ATR was 2.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 0.20% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 34.38%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.84, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.39.

Analyst Ratings

Citigroup upgraded its rating on Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK) to a Neutral in a note to investors on February 03, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Sell rating on the stock.Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SWK is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Stanley Black & Decker Inc. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $94.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $80.00 – $110.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) will achieve an average price target of $94.07.


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