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Stanley Black & Decker reports Q2 numbers July 24

Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK ) is expected to report its second-quarter numbers on July 24. The company will post its quarterly numbers before the market open, with the consensus calling for earnings of $1.96 per share. During the same period last year the company earned $1.84 per share, and the stock is up 26.6% on the year.

Technical Analysis

SWK was recently trading at $146.55, just $1.77 below its 12-month high and $34.66 above its 12-month low. Technical indicators for SWK are bullish and the stock is in a strong upward trend. The stock has recent support above $138.75 and recent resistance below $148.35. Of the 15 analysts who cover the stock, eight rate it a "strong buy", and seven rate it a "hold". The stock receives a Standard and Poor's 4 STARS "Buy" ranking.

Analyst's Thoughts

Stanley Black & Decker has benefited from the strong...