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.

Several price targets were given for SWK by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 166, implying potential capital gains of 18.67 percent. The lowest price target was 145, which equates to a potential downside of 3.66 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.58 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.57 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.9 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.97 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 10 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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.

SWK has a 52-week high of 148.32 and a 52-week low of 111.89. Today's price is 25.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.69 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $21.62 billion. SWK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.