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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SWK. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 166, which equates to a potential upside of 18.67 percent. The lowest price target was 145, implying potential capital losses of 3.66 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.58 percent. That number becomes -1.57 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.9 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.97 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 10 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SWK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -7.53 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $21.62 billion. SWK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.