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Generic strategies categorize companies by the scope and the strength of their business. Stanley Black & Decker does not have a definable strategy, therefore, it risks losing out to firms that concentrate on one particular competitive advantage. (read more).

Company Description: Stanley Black & Decker, founded in 1843, develops, markets, and sells tools and security products worldwide. The company is divided into three segments: a Consumer Products segment, an Industrial Tools segment, and a Security Solutions segment. The first, consumer products, makes household hand tools and measuring tools like hammers, levels, knives, sledgehammers, pliers, chisels, screwdrivers, and electronic staplers, as well as wrenches and sockets, storage systems, and hardware for cabinets, shelves, fences, and doors. The Industrial Tools segment makes specialty mechanics tools and industrial storage systems, electronic diagnostic tools, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and roofing tools, and hydraulic tools and accessories, hydraulic tools and accessories, laser and optical leveling equipment, and specilty tools for assembling, repairing, and testing electronic equipment. The third segment, Security Solutions, develops and sells locking mechanisms, automatic doors, security systems and software, and installation and maintenance services. The Stanley Works is headquarted in New Britain, Connecticut. Update

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Discretionary Industry Analysis: The consumer discretionary industry includes companies whose sales come from consumer discretionary income purchases. Discretionary income = gross income less taxes and necessities such as rent, mortgage and food. Discretionary Trading Strategy: The consumer discretionary industry tends to be very sensitive to economic cycles. Look for undervalued discretionary investments during economic recessions when stock prices are low and sell discretionary investments during the late stages of a bull markets when stock prices are high. The global economy is currently in a recession, therefore, it is the perfect time to purchase consumer discretionary investments. Upward sloping stock charts and financial news may indicate a selling opportunity while the opposite means that stocks are becoming undervalued.

Industry Sub Sector: . Stanley Black & Decker is a dominant industry leader due to its personnel, experience and financial strengths. Industry leaders are difficult to compete against, which decreases business and investor risks.

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Stanley Black & Decker possesses significant barriers to entry that slows competitive threats and increases profits.

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