Ferguson Plc (LON:FERG) Stock Hold Rating Kept at Peel Hunt; The Price Target is GBX 5360.00; Stanley Black & Decker Has 1.1 Sentiment

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides tools and storage, commercial electronic security, and engineered fastening systems worldwide. The company has market cap of $26.87 billion. The Company’s Tools & Storage segment provides corded and cordless electric power tools and equipment, including drills, wrenches and drivers, grinders, saws, routers, and sanders; pneumatic tools and fasteners, such as nail guns, nails, staples, and anchors; lawn and garden products comprising trimmers, mowers, edgers, and related accessories; home products, such as vacuums, paint tools, and cleaning appliances; power tool accessories that include drill and router bits, abrasives, and saw blades; measuring, leveling, and layout tools; planes, hammers, demolition tools, knives, saws, chisels, and industrial and automotive tools; and storage products, such as tool boxes, sawhorses, medical cabinets, and engineered storage products. It has a 22.14 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Security segment offers alarm monitoring, video surveillance, fire alarm monitoring, systems integration, and system maintenance services; markets asset tracking, infant protection, pediatric protection, patient protection, wander management, fall management, and emergency call products; sells automatic doors, commercial hardware, locking mechanisms, electronic keyless entry systems, keying systems, and tubular and mortise door locksets.

Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 5360.00 price target on the 13.92B GBP market cap company or -1.34% downside potential. In a research report shared with investors and clients on Tuesday morning, Ferguson Plc (LON:FERG) stock had its Hold Rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Peel Hunt.

The stock increased 0.50% or GBX 28 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 5600. About 50,192 shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) has 0.00% since January 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Ferguson plc distributes plumbing and heating products, and building materials in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Nordic, and Central Europe. The company has market cap of 13.92 billion GBP. It offers plumbing supplies to the residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial sectors for new construction, as well as for repair, maintenance, and improvement projects; and bathroom, kitchen, and lighting products. It has a 18.11 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes pipes, valves, fittings, hydrants, meters, and related water management products, as well as offers related services, such as water line tapping and pipe fusion for governments and municipal contractors, water treatment plant contractors, and waterworks contractors on residential, commercial, and municipal projects across the water, sanitary sewer, and storm water management markets.

Among 13 analysts covering Ferguson (LON:FERG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Ferguson has GBX 6500 highest and GBX 4700 lowest target. GBX 5722.31’s average target is 2.18% above currents GBX 5600 stock price. Ferguson had 30 analyst reports since August 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, December 18 report. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, December 14 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 16 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, December 1. Citigroup upgraded Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) rating on Tuesday, September 19. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and GBX 5220 target. Barclays Capital maintained Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) rating on Monday, September 25. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and GBX 5600 target. The stock of Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Jefferies. The stock of Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 16. The stock of Ferguson plc (LON:FERG) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, October 3. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 13 report.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $16.53 million activity.

Delta Asset Management Llc Tn holds 5.4% of its portfolio in Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for 236,521 shares. Davis owns 40,522 shares or 3.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fiduciary Management Inc Wi has 2.97% invested in the company for 3.33 million shares. The Maryland-based Park Circle Co has invested 2.76% in the stock. Lateef Investment Management L.P., a California-based fund reported 176,720 shares.

The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $175.23. About 880,383 shares traded. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) has risen 21.56% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.86% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $2.13 EPS, up 24.56% or $0.42 from last year’s $1.71 per share. SWK’s profit will be $326.64 million for 20.57 P/E if the $2.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.95 actual EPS reported by Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.23% EPS growth.