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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK

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 18469.69. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK performance year to date is 17.73%. Today Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has gained -0.10%, with a current price of 123.75.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 33.60%. Return of assets are at 6.10%, 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 0.66. While Total debt/equity is 0.72. With a profit margin of 8.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.80%, and operating margin of 12.40%. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has seen a EPS growth of 10.30%. A performance for the year of 29.12%. The 52-week high is -0.79%, and the 52-week low is 40.97%. The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is 1395300.

With a target price of 128.23, 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 19.18 and a forward P/E of 17.46. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.86. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.64 and 3.09 respectively. For P/cash, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a value of 32.51, while it is 22.88 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 123.75, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.87%. We see a return on equity of 16.70%.

Looking more long-term Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.33%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.48% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.30% for this year and for the last five years a 42.60% growth has been seen.

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