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Earnings Preview: Stanley Black & Decker EPS, Revenue Expected to Rise from Previous Quarter

Get ready for Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) earnings! Don't be the last to know: The company announces its next round of earnings this Monday, July 18, 2011.

Want to get all the facts ahead of this Monday's announcement? We thought so. Here's an advanced look at Stanley Black & Decker's second quarter earnings report.

Let's Do the Numbers:

Ahead of the company's earnings announcement, analysts are expecting a positive EPS reading of $1.27 per share and revenues of $2.62 billion. We'll have to wait for Monday to see if Stanley Black & Decker has accomplished the estimated 143% rise in EPS and 111% increase in revenues on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
EPS Estimate $1.0092 cents 89 cents 77 cents
EPS Actual $1.08 $1.05 97 cents $1.24

Stock Performance:

At last check, shares of Stanley Black & Decker were trading at $71.10. Since January 1st, shares of Stanley Black & Decker have given investors a return of 7.5%.

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for Stanley Black & Decker is a Hold.

Industry:

The machine tools and products company's industry has seen price/earnings growth of 0.7% during the current fiscal year.

Finally, a description of the main business areas of the company, in case you need a little refresher: Stanley Black & Decker supplies tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction, and do-it-yourself use, as well as security solutions for industrial and commercial applications.

Take Action:

Now that you have reviewed all the numbers, be ready to move if the upcoming Stanley Black & Decker earnings report has any surprises. Also, come back to Benzinga after the announcement for a full recap and a guide to your next steps.

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