Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stanley Works Increases Dividend 3.1%

Stanley Works (SWK) supplies industrial tools and security related products to a broad range of customers each representing about 1/3rd of company sales: professional, industrial and consumer. Many of the company's products are tied to construction and home improvement related segments of the economy.

Earlier this week the company announced a 3.1% increase in the company's third quarter dividend to 33 cents per share. This compares to 32 cents per share in the same period last year.
  • The payout ratio increases to 57% based on 2009 estimated earnings of $2.31 per share. Estimated earnings for 2010 are 20% higher at $2.79.
  • The 5-year average payout ratio is 37%.
  • The company carries an S&P Earnings & Dividend Quality Ranking of B+.
Stanley Works dividend analysis July 22, 2009

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