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How to buy Stanley Black-and-Decker (SWK) stocks

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Stanley Black-and-Decker is a tools & accessories business based in the US. Stanley Black-and-Decker stocks (SWK.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $79.59 – a decrease of 2.24% over the previous week. Stanley Black-and-Decker employs 71,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.9 billion.

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Stanley Black-and-Decker stock price (NYSE:SWK)

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Stanley Black-and-Decker shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$77.21
52-week range$76.67 - $194.23
50-day moving average $95.74
200-day moving average $134.08
Wall St. target price$114.54
PE ratio 13.7357
Dividend yield $3.16 (4.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.75

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Is it a good time to buy Stanley Black-and-Decker stock?

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Stanley Black-and-Decker price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $77.21 from 2022-09-29

1 week (2022-09-23) -2.24%
1 month (2022-08-30) -13.27%
3 months (2022-06-30) -26.37%
6 months (2022-03-30) -46.04%
1 year (2021-09-30) -55.96%
2 years (2020-09-30) -52.40%
3 years (2019-09-30) 144.41
5 years (2017-09-29) 150.97

Is Stanley Black-and-Decker under- or over-valued?

Valuing Stanley Black-and-Decker stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Stanley Black-and-Decker's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Stanley Black-and-Decker's P/E ratio

Stanley Black-and-Decker's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Stanley Black-and-Decker shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Stanley Black-and-Decker's PEG ratio

Stanley Black-and-Decker's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3679. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Stanley Black-and-Decker's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Stanley Black-and-Decker's EBITDA

Stanley Black-and-Decker's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Stanley Black-and-Decker's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Stanley Black-and-Decker financials

Revenue TTM $16.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.25%
Gross profit TTM $5.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.67%
Return on equity TTM 9.33%
Profit margin 5.93%
Book value $57.24
Market capitalisation $11.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Stanley Black-and-Decker's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Stanley Black-and-Decker.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Stanley Black-and-Decker's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Stanley Black-and-Decker's overall score of 28.87 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Stanley Black-and-Decker is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Stanley Black-and-Decker's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.28/100

Stanley Black-and-Decker's social score

Social score: 14.54/100

Stanley Black-and-Decker's governance score

Governance score: 6.05/100

Stanley Black-and-Decker's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Stanley Black-and-Decker scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Stanley Black-and-Decker has managed to keep its nose clean.

Stanley Black-and-Decker share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.95% of net profits

Recently Stanley Black-and-Decker has paid out, on average, around 34.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Stanley Black-and-Decker shareholders could enjoy a 4.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stanley Black-and-Decker's case, that would currently equate to about $3.16 per share.

While Stanley Black-and-Decker's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Stanley Black-and-Decker may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Stanley Black-and-Decker's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Stanley Black-and-Decker's shares ever split?

Stanley Black-and-Decker's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 June 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stanley Black-and-Decker shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stanley Black-and-Decker shares which in turn could have impacted Stanley Black-and-Decker's share price.

Stanley Black-and-Decker share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stanley Black-and-Decker's shares have ranged in value from as little as $76.67 up to $194.2262. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWK.US volatility(beta: 1.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Stanley Black-and-Decker's is 1.2761. This would suggest that Stanley Black-and-Decker's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Stanley Black-and-Decker overview

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in the tools and storage and industrial businesses in the United States, Canada, rest of Americas, France, rest of Europe, and Asia. Its Tools & Storage segment offers professional products, including professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, and pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products, such as corded and cordless electric power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as corded and cordless lawn and garden products and related accessories; home products; and hand tools, power tool accessories, and storage products. This segment sells its products through retailers, distributors, dealers, and a direct sales force to professional end users, distributors, dealers, retail consumers, and industrial customers in various industries. The company's Industrial segment provides engineered fastening systems and products to customers in the automotive, manufacturing, electronics, construction, aerospace, and other industries; sells and rents custom pipe handling, joint welding, and coating equipment for use in the construction of large and small diameter pipelines, as well as provides pipeline inspection services; and sells hydraulic tools and performance-driven heavy equipment attachment tools. This segment serves oil and natural gas pipeline industry and other industrial customers. It also sells automatic doors to commercial customers.

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