Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,000.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new position in Stanley Black & Decker during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $102,000. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Stanley Black & Decker during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $123,000. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. increased its stake in Stanley Black & Decker by 22.9% during the 3rd quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 3,806 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $131,000 after purchasing an additional 709 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. acquired a new position in Stanley Black & Decker during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $141,000. Finally, Rowland & Co. Investment Counsel ADV acquired a new position in Stanley Black & Decker during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $145,000. 84.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $172.00 to $189.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. MKM Partners upped their price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $170.59 to $200.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $193.00 price target on shares of Stanley Black & Decker in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $177.75.

In other news, EVP Jeffrey D. Ansell sold 5,737 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $169.20, for a total value of $970,700.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 57,480 shares in the company, valued at $9,725,616. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.15% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE SWK) opened at $154.23 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $23,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.16, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 0.97. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a 52 week low of $122.18 and a 52 week high of $176.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $3.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.27 billion. Stanley Black & Decker had a net margin of 9.62% and a return on equity of 15.48%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.71 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. will post 8.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Stanley Black & Decker Company Profile

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, such as 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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