|Bid||69.57 x 1100|
|Ask||69.78 x 1100|
|Day's Range||69.50 - 70.16|
|52 Week Range||62.30 - 73.71|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.30|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.60%|
On September 12, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement with MTD Products to acquire its 20% stake. Stanley Black & Decker said that it would pay $234 million in cash to acquire the 20% stake. The company also has the option to acquire MTD Products’ remaining 80% stake after July 1, 2021. The stake would likely enhance Stanley Black & Decker’s existing commercial relationship with MTD Products. The companies manufacture select outdoor products under the “Craftsman” brand.
On August 7, Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire International Equipment Solutions Attachments Group. The deal is valued at ~$690 million in cash. Stanley Black & Decker is expected to fund the acquisition through cash in hand and proceeds from borrowings. However, the company didn’t state when the acquisition will be complete.
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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is expected to report revenue of $3.1 billion in 1Q18, representing a 10.7% increase from 1Q17’s $2.8 billion. If SWK manages to meet expectations, it will achieve its highest first-quarter revenue ever and see a first-quarter CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.6% since 2013.
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