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 maximum price target given was 166, implying a possible profit of 18.67 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 145, implying potential capital losses of 3.66 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.58 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.57 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 10 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SWK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -7.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SWK has a PEG ratio of -2.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SWK hit 148.32 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 111.89. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.02 percent, and below the high by 5.69 percent. SWK has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.