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.

SWK was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 166, implying a possible profit of 18.67 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 145, implying a possible loss of 3.66 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.58 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.57 percent. 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.

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. Also over the last month, 10 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SWK has a PEG ratio of -2.38.

In the last 52-weeks, SWK has achieved a high of 148.32 and a low of 111.89. Today's price is 25.02 percent above the 52-week low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.