How to buy Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Stanley Black & Decker shares.

Stanley Black & Decker Inc
- $2.60 ( - 1.38%)

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Stanley Black & Decker Inc (SWK) is a leading tools & accessories business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$204.68 after a previous close of US$204.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD202.74 to a high of USD205.46. The latest price was USD204.84 (25 minute delay). Stanley Black & Decker is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Stanley Black & Decker

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Stanley Black & Decker. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SWK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Stanley Black & Decker reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$204.82, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Stanley Black & Decker, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Stanley Black & Decker. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Stanley Black & Decker stock price (NYSE:SWK)

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Stanley Black & Decker shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
Previous closeUS$204.82
Change US$0.02
Change % 0.0098%
Volume 977,853
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week rangeUS$159.4047 - US$223.3426
50-day moving average US$182.2157
200-day moving average US$198.6611
Target priceUS$231.5
PE ratio 16.8918
Dividend yield US$2.8 (1.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$11.135

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Stanley Black & Decker price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $204.84

1 week (2021-10-20) 9.21%
1 month (2021-09-27) 9.95%
3 months (2021-07-27) 1.60%
6 months (2021-04-27) -1.49%
1 year (2020-10-26) 18.50%
2 years (2019-10-25) 35.34%
3 years (2018-10-26) 85.86%
5 years (2016-10-26) 75.42%

Is Stanley Black & Decker under- or over-valued?

Valuing Stanley Black & Decker stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Stanley Black & Decker's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Stanley Black & Decker's P/E ratio

Stanley Black & Decker's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Stanley Black & Decker shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Stanley Black & Decker's PEG ratio

Stanley Black & Decker's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3679. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Stanley Black & Decker's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Stanley Black & Decker's EBITDA

Stanley Black & Decker's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.3 billion (£2.4 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Stanley Black & Decker's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Stanley Black & Decker financials

Revenue TTM US$16.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.38%
Gross profit TTM US$5 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.31%
Return on equity TTM 17.18%
Profit margin 10.8%
Book value 63.414
Market capitalisation US$30.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Stanley Black & Decker shares

There are currently 1.8 million Stanley Black & Decker shares held short by investors – that's known as Stanley Black & Decker's "short interest". This figure is 16.2% down from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Stanley Black & Decker shares can be evaluated.

Stanley Black & Decker's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Stanley Black & Decker's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Stanley Black & Decker shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Stanley Black & Decker shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Stanley Black & Decker's SIR currently stands at 1.57. In other words for every 100,000 Stanley Black & Decker shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1570 shares are currently held short.

However Stanley Black & Decker's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Stanley Black & Decker shares, or, against the total number of tradable Stanley Black & Decker shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Stanley Black & Decker's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Stanley Black & Decker shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.011% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Stanley Black & Decker shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Stanley Black & Decker.

Find out more about how you can short Stanley Black & Decker stock.

Stanley Black & Decker's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Stanley Black & Decker.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Stanley Black & Decker's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Stanley Black & Decker's overall score of 28.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Stanley Black & Decker is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Stanley Black & Decker's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.28/100

Stanley Black & Decker's social score

Social score: 14.54/100

Stanley Black & Decker's governance score

Governance score: 6.05/100

Stanley Black & Decker's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Stanley Black & Decker scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Stanley Black & Decker has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Stanley Black & Decker Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.87
Total ESG percentile 63.98
Environmental score 3.28
Social score 14.54
Governance score 6.05
Level of controversy 1

Stanley Black & Decker share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.33% of net profits

Recently Stanley Black & Decker has paid out, on average, around 23.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Stanley Black & Decker shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stanley Black & Decker's case, that would currently equate to about $2.8 per share.

While Stanley Black & Decker's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Stanley Black & Decker is investing more in its future growth.

Stanley Black & Decker's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Stanley Black & Decker's shares ever split?

Stanley Black & Decker's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 June 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stanley Black & Decker shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stanley Black & Decker shares which in turn could have impacted Stanley Black & Decker's share price.

Stanley Black & Decker share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stanley Black & Decker's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$159.4047 up to US$223.3426. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWK.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Stanley Black & Decker's is 1.4233. This would suggest that Stanley Black & Decker's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Stanley Black & Decker overview

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. engages in the tools and storage, industrial, and security businesses worldwide. Its Tools & Storage segment offers power tools and equipment, including professional products, such as professional grade corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, and pneumatic tools and fasteners; and consumer products comprising corded and cordless electric power tools primarily under the BLACK+DECKER brand, as well as lawn and garden products and related accessories, and home products. This segment sells its products through retailers, distributors, and a direct sales force to professional end users, distributors, retail consumers, and industrial customers in various industries. The company's Industrial segment provides engineered fastening systems and products to customers in the automotive, manufacturing, electronics, construction, aerospace, and other industries; sells and rents custom pipe handling, joint welding, and coating equipment for use in the construction of large and small diameter pipelines, as well as provides pipeline inspection services; and sells hydraulic tools, attachments, and accessories. This segment also serves oil and natural gas pipeline industry and other industrial customers. Its Security segment designs, supplies, and installs commercial electronic security systems and provides electronic security services; offers healthcare solutions, which include asset tracking, infant protection, pediatric protection, patient protection, wander management, fall management, and emergency call products; and sells automatic doors to commercial customers. This segment serves consumers, retailers, educational, financial, and healthcare institutions, as well as commercial, governmental, and industrial customers. The company was formerly known as The Stanley Works and changed its name to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in March 2010. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. was founded in 1843 and is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut.

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