Analyst Ratings for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, SWK was issued an average rating of Overweight.

12 analysts declared SWK a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SWK. The highest price target was 166, which equates to a potential upside of 18.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 145, implying a possible loss of 3.66 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.58 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.57 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.9 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.97 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 10 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SWK has an estimated earnings growth rate of -7.53 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SWK is -2.38.

SWK has a 52-week high of 148.32 and a 52-week low of 111.89. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.02 percent, and 5.69 percent below the high. SWK has a P/E ratio of 17.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWK value stock report compares SWK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SWK is $21.62 billion. SWK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.