Don’t Let Volatile Stocks Put You off Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK), Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) – The RNS Daily

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Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) has been trading as low as $106.41 before witnessing a massive surge by 24.57% or $26.14. This price movement has led to the SWK stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 2.55% on Monday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.25 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, SWK price stands -0.83% below and 2.94% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.78% which is less than the 1.96% recorded over the past month. The shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. dropped by -18.13% or -$29.36 from its last recorded high of $161.91 which it attained on March 21 to close at $132.55 per share.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) sank -1.78% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -15.53% and is now up by 10.7% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 3.51% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 4.77% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -5.94%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. with most of them predicting a $143.38 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 8.17% rise in the stock and would lead to SWK’s market cap to surge to $22.03B. The stock has been rated an average 2.2, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 19 analysts that track Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) and find out that 7 of them rated it as a Hold. 12 of the 12 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at SWK technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 49.22 point. Its trading volume has lost -484961 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1055039 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1540000 shares, and this is 0.69 times the normal volume.

The price of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) currently stands at $4.14 after it went down by $-0.09 or -2.13% and has found a strong support at $4.05 a share. If the BNED price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $3.96 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 4.35% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $4.29, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $4.44 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 6.87%. The stock has plunged by 0.72% from its 52-weeks high of $4.11 which it reached on Jun. 21, 2018. In general, it is 13.53% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $3.58 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) for 1 year and it stands at an average $6.5/share. This means that it would likely increase by 57% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $4.11 and $4.35. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $6. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $7.

The BNED stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 6%, which means that it is currently oversold and its prices could jump very soon. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.09 which compares to the 1.96 recorded by the industry or the 2 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 9.98, which is higher than the 5.03 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -62.5% over the past five years.

Analysts view Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) as a Buy, with 0 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 2 analysts that follow BNED and found that 1 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 1 were divided, with 1 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED) shares or sell it if they already own it.

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