Stanley Black & Decker Inc (NYSE:SWK) Institutional Investors Q4 2017 Sentiment

The Gamble Jones Investment Counsel holds 76,570 shares with $8.73 million value, down from 81,020 last quarter. About 281,065 shares traded. According to analysts polled by Zacks Research, the current quarter EPS consensus estimate is now sitting at 2.12 for shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK). The number consists of estimates provided by 9 contributing analysts. It has outperformed by 4.95% the S&P500. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The company's stock had a trading volume of 656,617 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,193,371. Prudential Financial reported 221,286 shares. Oppenheimer & Company Inc who had been investing in Stanley Black & Decker Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.36B market cap company. The stock increased 2.03% or $2.6 during the last trading session, reaching $130.7. About 243,104 shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 12.03% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $14.43 million activity. Icon Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Stanley Black & Decker in the 4th quarter valued at about $119,000. (NYSE:SWK) shares were sold by VOELKER JOSEPH R.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.58. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold SWK shares while 229 reduced holdings.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. (NYSE:SWK) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. The lowest target is $150.0 while the high is $204.0. Pulling the focus closer to the past 4 weeks, shares have seen a change of -5.25%. Stone Ridge Asset Limited Co holds 2,638 shares. S&Co reported 1,897 shares. Hl Services Lc, a Kentucky-based fund reported 25,255 shares. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Investors may be interested in viewing some other important technical stock indicators for Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK). (SWK) generated -3.75% down depiction by the movements around 20 day SMA. Crestwood Cap Limited Partnership reported 73,403 shares. The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:SWK). Dorsey Wright Associate holds 0.08% or 2,712 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Com stated it has 0.54% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. The industrial products company reported $2.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.14 by $0.04. Therefore 93% are positive. ValuEngine raised Stanley Black & Decker from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Stanley Black & Decker, Inc". (NYSE:SWK) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W. Baird. The price target is the price an analyst considers the stock will reach during their investment time horizon, which for most firms is 12 months. (NYSE:SWK) earned "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, October 13. Finally, MKM Partners upped their target price on Stanley Black & Decker from $170.59 to $200.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. The company was initiated on Monday, September 21 by Buckingham Research. Stanley Black & Decker presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $180.35. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 22 by Longbow. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on April, 19. Over the last quarter, shares have performed -8.22%. SWK's profit will be $208.05 million for 27.69 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. First Manhattan reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 162 funds opened positions while 585 raised stakes. The active investment managers in our database now hold: 16.77 million shares, down from 16.85 million shares in 2017Q3. Corporate insiders own 0.69% of the company's stock. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). 457,175 are owned by Grassi Investment Management. Dt Inv Prtn Ltd Com owns 3,227 shares or 0.06% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:V). Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Liability Il invested in 11,192 shares. Moreover, Spectrum Asset Management Inc. 117,387 were reported by Edgar Lomax Va. Halsey Assocs Inc Ct reported 5,897 shares stake. Westpac invested in 0.04% or 10,773 shares. Stoneridge Investment Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.45% or 71,128 shares. It also reduced Powershares Etf Trust (PSP) stake by 67,972 shares and now owns 16,625 shares. National Asset owns 17,166 shares or 0.3% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:SWK) for 10,918 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Time Warner Inc. had 123 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Zelman. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, April 24 to "Overweight". On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyCorp to "Overweight". As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was initiated by Northcoast. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 23 by UBS. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 10 by BMO Capital Markets.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 20th.

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