News coverage about Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stanley Black & Decker earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6757204540072 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) traded down $0.56 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $159.21. 923,681 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,260,000. The company has a market capitalization of $24,420.00, a PE ratio of 19.42, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.97. Stanley Black & Decker has a 12-month low of $125.33 and a 12-month high of $176.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.14 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.27 billion. Stanley Black & Decker had a net margin of 9.62% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The company’s revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.71 earnings per share. analysts expect that Stanley Black & Decker will post 8.43 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $184.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 price objective on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $200.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $180.13.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, EVP Jeffrey D. Ansell sold 5,737 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $169.20, for a total transaction of $970,700.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 57,480 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,725,616. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.15% of the company’s stock.

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Stanley Black & Decker Company Profile

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, such as automatic doors and commercial locking systems, electronic security and monitoring systems, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and products and services for various industrial applications.

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