Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)
Stanley Black & Decker is one of the leading America manufacturers of industrial tools, household hardware, and security products. It has a strong brand and its “Made In US” positioning continues to have an emotional appeal to the American consumers. Its operating margins in key business segments continue to remain strong amidst competition from Chinese competitors. Stanley products are known for their quality and the company is expected to continue performing well in the longer term.
The long-term chart of Stanley Black & Decker shows an uptrend over the past several years. The uptrend turned into a consolidation pattern in 2018 with a couple of swings that each lasted more than a year. More recently, starting 2020, the price fell by more than 40% from its 2019 high. The price broke a crucial support level at 127 and went below the bottom of the long term average. However, there has been a reversal since April 2020 and the stock has gone back above the 127-level. The price is now poised to test the 150 and then 170 levels. Stop loss can be placed below the bottom of the long term trend.
Positions have been taken today at $133.92 with a stop loss 20.62% below at $106.3. Take short term profit point at $193 giving a profit of 44%
On the video and images above you will see the reason this stock was selected.
You will see the image is of a monthly chart of the stock showing the long-term upwards trend formed over the years. You will also see the entry point and the where the stop loss is placed. For more information please watch the video given.
Once it is time to move the original stop loss up you will see an additional image.