Dividend Growth of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.(SWK)

Stanley Black & Decker(SWK) is having a Dividend Yield of 1.83% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $2.26. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.58. Stanley Black & Decker has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.27% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $2.32. Stanley Black & Decker(SWK) formally announced its most recent dividend on February 15, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.58. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $2.32. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.83%. Stanley Black & Decker(SWK) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.35 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.37. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Stanley Black & Decker(SWK) is at the rate of 5.77% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.82. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.24% or 0.31 points. After the session commenced at $126.62, the stock reached the higher end at $126.92 while it hit a low of $125.5802. With the volume soaring to 642,070 shares, the last trade was called at $126.4. The company has a 52-week high of $128.77. The company has a market cap of $19,047 million and there are 150,688,660 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $91.57. Shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. rose by 2.7% in the last five trading days and 5.16% for the last 4 weeks. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. is up 3.52% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 10.21%.

Currently the company Insiders own 1.8% of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -3.07% . Institutional Investors own 85.51% of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -7.19%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 31, 2017, Bruce H Beatt (Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Secy) sold 3,750 shares at 124.81 per share price.On Jan 27, 2017, Lee B Mcchesney (CFO,GT&S and Pres.,Ind Vert) sold 1,193 shares at 124.90 per share price.On Jan 27, 2017, Joseph R Voelker (SVP, Human Resources) sold 412 shares at 125.00 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Stanley Black & Decker was Initiated by Barclays on Jan 30, 2017 to Overweight, Price Target of the shares are set at $140.Stanley Black & Decker was Downgraded by CLSA to Outperform on Dec 13, 2016.

Stanley Black & Decker Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 26, 2017. The company reported $1.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $1.68. The company had revenue of $2920.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2933.98 million. The companys revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.78 EPS.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., formerly known as Stanley Works Inc., is a diversified global provider of tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions; electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems etc. The Company has three reportable segments: Construction & Do-It-Yourself, Industrial and Security. The Construction & DIY segment manufactures hand tools and sells its products to professional end users and consumers through retailers, including home centers, mass merchants, hardware stores, and retail lumber yards. Its Industrial segment offers various mechanics tools and storage systems to industrial customers through third party distributors and direct sales forces. The Security segment provides a range of mechanical and electronic security products and systems, as well as various security services to retailers; educational, financial, and healthcare institutions; and commercial, governmental, and industrial customers. The Company is based in New Britain, Connecticut.

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