Traders sold shares of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK) on strength during trading on Monday. $16.80 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $51.18 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $34.38 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Stanley Black & Decker had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Stanley Black & Decker traded up $0.86 for the day and closed at $123.61

SWK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Argus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Longbow Research downgraded shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, August 22nd. Zelman & Associates downgraded shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Imperial Capital lifted their target price on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $107.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $113.36.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $120.98 and a 200 day moving average of $110.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $18.59 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.30.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.72 by $0.12. The company earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.90 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.54 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Stanley Black & Decker Inc. will post $6.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 2nd will be issued a $0.58 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. This is a boost from Stanley Black & Decker’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%.

In other Stanley Black & Decker news, VP Steven J. Stafstrom sold 2,407 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.96, for a total value of $293,557.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 24,656 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,007,045.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Michael A. Bartone sold 5,387 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.24, for a total transaction of $663,893.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 26,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,323,413.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. KBC Group NV boosted its position in Stanley Black & Decker by 36.0% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 23,161 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,472,000 after buying an additional 6,134 shares in the last quarter. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new position in Stanley Black & Decker during the fourth quarter worth about $3,379,000. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its position in Stanley Black & Decker by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 76,589 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,174,000 after buying an additional 341 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in Stanley Black & Decker by 19.8% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 314,522 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,569,000 after buying an additional 51,910 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Stanley Black & Decker by 171.3% in the fourth quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 586,149 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,560,000 after buying an additional 370,079 shares in the last quarter.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc is a provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions (automatic doors and commercial locking systems), electronic security and monitoring systems, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and products and services for various industrial applications.

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