Vaughan David Investments LLC IL Boosts Holdings in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK)

Vaughan David Investments LLC IL grew its stake in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWKFree Report) by 2.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 270,214 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 6,920 shares during the quarter. Vaughan David Investments LLC IL owned 0.18% of Stanley Black & Decker worth $26,508,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of SWK. Venturi Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Stanley Black & Decker in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $33,000. Achmea Investment Management B.V. purchased a new stake in Stanley Black & Decker during the first quarter worth $36,000. ICA Group Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Stanley Black & Decker during the fourth quarter valued at $37,000. Castleview Partners LLC increased its holdings in Stanley Black & Decker by 343.4% in the first quarter. Castleview Partners LLC now owns 501 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $40,000 after buying an additional 388 shares in the last quarter. Finally, EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Stanley Black & Decker by 80.5% in the third quarter. EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 518 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $43,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.77% of the company’s stock.

Stanley Black & Decker Price Performance

SWK stock traded down $1.84 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $91.48. The stock had a trading volume of 903,066 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,287,601. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a 52-week low of $73.87 and a 52-week high of $104.21. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $91.38 and its 200 day simple moving average is $90.33. The company has a market cap of $14.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -44.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 1.34.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWKGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.84 billion. Stanley Black & Decker had a negative net margin of 1.97% and a positive return on equity of 2.34%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. will post 4.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Stanley Black & Decker Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 19th. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th were issued a $0.81 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 7th. This represents a $3.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.54%. Stanley Black & Decker’s dividend payout ratio is presently -155.77%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on SWK shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on Stanley Black & Decker from $89.00 to $80.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Barclays boosted their price objective on Stanley Black & Decker from $105.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company decreased their target price on Stanley Black & Decker from $105.00 to $95.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to, Stanley Black & Decker has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $97.80.

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Stanley Black & Decker, Inc provides hand tools, power tools, outdoor products, and related accessories in the United States, Canada, Other Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its Tools & Outdoor segment offers professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, including drills, impact wrenches and drivers, grinders, saws, routers, and sanders; pneumatic tools and fasteners, such as nail guns, nails, staplers and staples, and concrete and masonry anchors; corded and cordless electric power tools; hand-held vacuums, paint tools, and cleaning appliances; leveling and layout tools, planes, hammers, demolition tools, clamps, vises, knives, saws, chisels, and industrial and automotive tools; drill, screwdriver, router bits, abrasives, saw blades, and threading products; tool boxes, sawhorses, medical cabinets, and engineered storage solutions; and electric and gas-powered lawn and garden products.

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