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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 17402.23. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK performance year to date is 15.04%. Today Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has gained 0.49%, with a current price of 122.08.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 34.90%. Return of assets are at 5.80%, 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 0.67. While Total debt/equity is 0.76. With a profit margin of 8.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.30%, and operating margin of 12.00%. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK has seen a EPS growth of 10.30%. A performance for the year of 18.03%. The 52-week high is 0.29%, and the 52-week low is 39.07%. The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., SWK is 580128.

With a target price of 122.54, 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 19.74 and a forward P/E of 17.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.55 and 3.13 respectively. For P/cash, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a value of 49.41, while it is 27.21 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 122.08, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.81%. We see a return on equity of 15.90%.

Looking more long-term Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.89%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.13% 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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