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Morning Trending Tickers: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., (SWK)

Friday February 24th 2017: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Machine Tools & Accessories in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK  has a market cap of 22.52 B. Since its IPO date on the 07/01/1985, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK performance year to date is 27.62%. Today Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has gained 0.18%, with a current price of 146.63.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.80%. Return of assets are at 7.10%, with return on investment at 11.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.56. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of 10.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 37.70%, and operating margin of 14.00%. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has seen a EPS growth of 10.00%. A performance for the year of 24.85%. The 52-week high is -0.19%, and the 52-week low is 31.05%. The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is 3497.

With a target price of 152.33, can Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a P/E of 18.7 and a forward P/E of 18.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.8. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.95 and 3.21 respectively. For P/cash, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a value of 57.94, while it is 30.11 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 146.63, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.59%. We see a return on equity of 18.70%.

Looking more long-term Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.20% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.00% for this year and for the last five years a 12.80% growth has been seen.

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