The LaFleur & Godfrey LLC Increases Position in Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK)

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 15, 2017

LaFleur & Godfrey LLC boosted its stake in shares of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE:SWK) by 5.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). American International Group Inc now owns 68,290 shares with a value of $10,310,000. Andra AP fonden's holdings in Stanley Black & Decker were worth $5,737,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. It improved, as 36 investors sold SWK shares while 211 reduced holdings. Finally, Sunriver Management LLC raised its position in shares of Stanley Black & Decker by 15.2% in the first quarter. Nomura Asset Mngmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. The Kings Point Capital Management holds 26,477 shares with $3.73 million value, up from 17,454 last quarter. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Stanley Black & Decker by 108.8% during the 3rd quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Stanley Black & Decker in the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Stanley Black & Decker by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,396,761 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $1,603,865,000 after purchasing an additional 287,124 shares during the last quarter. Imperial Capital maintained the shares of SWK in report on Friday, October 23 with "In-Line" rating. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stanley Black & Decker from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $135.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 26th.

Among 24 analysts covering Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Stanley Black & Decker from $162.00 to $172.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zelman & Associates raised shares of Stanley Black & Decker from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.

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Also, insider John H. Wyatt sold 6,956 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $622,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 49,188 shares in the company, valued at $7,277,856.48. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.15, for a total transaction of $1,566,364.80. (NYSE SWK) traded up $0.12 during trading on Monday, hitting $162.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the past five trading sessions it is -1.26%; -3.66% for the month; 8.43% for the last quarter; 8.11% for the past six-months; and 22.6% for the last 12 months. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.01% of the company's stock. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) opened at $163.97 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 1.26 and a quick ratio of 0.69.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has a 1 year low of $114.27 and a 1 year high of $168.25. M&R Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Lowes Cos Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.63B market cap company.

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The firm owned 868,306 shares of the industrial products company's stock after selling 367,280 shares during the quarter. Stanley Black & Decker had a return on equity of 15.41% and a net margin of 9.79%. The firm had revenue of $3.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.15 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.68 earnings per share. Stanley Black & Decker's revenue was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. will post 7.39 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.63 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.03%. Stanley Black & Decker's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.82%.

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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