News coverage about Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stanley Black & Decker earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.3793689123873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) opened at $169.01 on Monday. Stanley Black & Decker has a 1-year low of $120.89 and a 1-year high of $176.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.58. The firm has a market cap of $26,026.85, a P/E ratio of 21.08, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.04.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.04. Stanley Black & Decker had a net margin of 9.62% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The firm had revenue of $3.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Stanley Black & Decker will post 8.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently commented on SWK. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $172.00 to $189.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday. MKM Partners lifted their price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $170.59 to $200.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Thursday. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $193.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $177.75.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, CFO Donald Allan sold 30,090 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.11, for a total value of $4,907,979.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 129,203 shares in the company, valued at $21,074,301.33. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Jeffrey D. Ansell sold 5,737 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $169.20, for a total transaction of $970,700.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 57,480 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,725,616. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 42,672 shares of company stock valued at $7,006,668 in the last quarter. 1.15% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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