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Stanley Black & Decker

The power tool company reported in January fourth-quarter earnings of $165.3 million, or $1.01 a share, up from year-ago earnings of $137. 8 million, or 83 cents.

"Following SWK's 4Q conference call, we provide the following key takeaways," JPMorgan analysts wrote in a Jan. 27 report. "First, we believe the company's organic sales growth guidance of 1-2%, inclusive of BDK revenue synergies, is reasonable. Moreover, and positively, in our view, SWK remains proactive from a cost standpoint, offsetting incremental headwinds from inflation and currency with $150 million of incremental cost saving initiatives."

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.2%

Rated "A- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin remained about the same as last year's.

Stanley Black & Decker has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.75, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth remained about the same as the prior year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $87.03. The stock closed Thursday at $76.79 and has increased 13.59% year to date.






Westlake Chemical

The chemicals company reported on Feb. 21 fourth-quarter earnings of $26.4 million, or 40 cents a share, below year-ago earnings of $84.1 million, or $1.26 a share.

"Given the drop off in ethane prices due to the heavy slate of H1 2012 cracker turnarounds and warmer winter weather, we are increasing our 2012 estimate from $3.75 to $4.50, and introducing 2013E of $4.75," Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a Feb. 22 report.

Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.5%

Rated "B (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin decreased from the prior year.

Westlake Chemical is extremely liquid. Its Quick Ratio is 3.38, which shows that the company can meet its short-term cash needs.

In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 16.69% from the previous year.

TheStreet Ratings' price target is $66.99. The stock closed Thursday at $60.02 and has risen 49.16% year to date.

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