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Why Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) is a Top Momentum Stock for the Long-Term

For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.

Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

Different than value or growth investors, momentum-oriented investors live by the saying "the trend is your friend." This investing style is all about taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Employing factors like one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, the Momentum Style Score can indicate favorable times to build a position in high-momentum stocks.

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)

Headquartered in New Britain, CT, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. manufactures and provides tools (power and hand tools) and related accessories, engineered fastening systems, and several other items and services. On a geographical basis, the company has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and emerging markets.

SWK is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Momentum Style Score of A and VGM Score of A. Shares are up 2.9% over the past one week and up 6.4% over the past four weeks. SWK has gained 23.5% in the last one-year period as well. Looking at trading volume, an average of 1,304,329 shares exchanged hands over the last 20 trading days.

Momentum investors don't just pay attention to price changes; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. One analyst revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2024. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0 to $4.12 per share. SWK boasts an average earnings surprise of 41.5%.

With strong earnings growth, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Momentum and VGM Style Scores, investors should think about adding SWK to their portfolios.

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