Stanley has room to grow

Expanding through acquisitions is riskier than internal growth. However, some companies have a strong history of buying and integrating new businesses, and making them more profitable. A top example is Stanley, which has spent over $3.0 billion on acquisitions since 2002, not including last year’s… Read More

This U.S. stock’s earnings rose sharply in 2010

Stanley Black & Decker Inc., New York symbol SWK, makes power and hand tools and security devices. It took its current form on March 12, 2010. That’s when Stanley Works bought the Black & Decker Corp. for about $4.5 billion in stock. Stanley shareholders own… Read More

Merged company a hold for now

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC. $59 (New York symbol SWK; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 159.4 million; Market cap: $9.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.3; Dividend yield: 2.2%; WSSF Rating: Average) is the new name of The Stanley Works after the company… Read More

THE STANLEY WORKS $52 – New York symbol SWK

THE STANLEY WORKS $52 (New York symbol SWK, Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 80.4 million; Market cap: $4.2 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 2.5%; WSSF Rating: Average) makes a wide variety of hand and power tools for consumer and industrial… Read More

Four small-cap leaders poised to surge

Small caps are companies with a “market cap”(the value of shares they have outstanding) below $2 billion, or some other arbitrary figure. Small-cap stocks are generally more volatile than large-cap stocks. Temporary setbacks, such as a poor quarterly earnings report or the loss of a.. Read More