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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18490.39. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is 120.64 (with a change from open of 0.63%), this in conjunction with a target price of 128.38. Volume today has so far reached 435323, with an average volume of about 927.32. The GAP for this stock, is -0.97%.

The P/E ratio is 18.76, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.06. The current EPS for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., is 6.45, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 10.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.16%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.54% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.33%. Quarter over quarter is 19.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 42.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 86.80%. Shares outstanding is 152.75, while shares float is at a value of 149.29. Float short for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is 1.72% and the short ratio is 2.78.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.66, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.72. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 36.80% and their operating margin is 12.40%. The profit margin is 8.50%.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.10%, and on investment, 11.10%. Return on equity is 16.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.82. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.64, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.03 and Price/cash is 32.54, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 22.9.

The simple moving averages are -1.17% and 10.16% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.38% and the 52 week low is 38.07%.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.92%, with a current price of 120.64. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 33.60%. This is in an industry, Machine Tools & Accessories, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Machine Tools & Accessories industry means that Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -2.76%, with performance for the month coming to 1.16%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.54%, and for the half year the performance is 23.14%. Volatility for this week is 2.03% and for the month this is 1.41%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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