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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) Beats Q4 Earnings, Lags Sales

Stanley Black & Decker Inc.SWK is a leading global manufacturer of branded tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial and consumer applications. Also, the company provides integrated access and security solutions to commercial, institutional and residential customers. This New Britain, CT-based company has a $18.7 billion market capitalization.

However, weak industrial activities in the U.S. as well as uncertainties in the global economy might have adversely impacted demand for Stanley Black & Decker's products. Also, the company is likely to face severe headwinds from adverse currency translation movements. Investors are eagerly waiting for the company's latest earnings report.

Stanley Black & Decker's earnings track record has been impressive in the trailing four quarters. Better-than-expected results in three of four quarters led to an average earnings surprise of +5.56%.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise | Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Quote

Currently, Stanley Black & Decker carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could definitely change after the release of its upcoming earnings report. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 (Strong Buy) Rank stocks here . We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Earnings: Stanley Black & Decker reported earnings from continuing operations of $1.71 per share in fourth-quarter 2016. The bottom line result was above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.68 per share.

Revenue: Revenues lagged. Stanley Black & Decker generated revenues of $2.920 billion, below the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.94 billion.

Key Stats to Note: Stanley Black & Decker anticipates earnings to be within $6.85−$7.05 per share range. Organic growth is expected to be approximately 4%.

Stock Price: Stanley Black & Decker shares were up 1.32% ahead of the report. while no movement was noticed in the pre-market trading session.

Check back our full write up on this SWK earnings report later!

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