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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 18398.92. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK performance year to date is 13.84%. Today Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has gained -1.21%, with a current price of 119.66.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.30%. 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 23.33%. The 52-week high is -3.81%, and the 52-week low is 36.95%. The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is 1291200.

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 18.54 and a forward P/E of 16.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.79. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.63 and 2.99 respectively. For P/cash, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a value of 32.38, while it is 22.79 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 119.66, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.94%. 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 9.50% 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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