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How has The Sherwin-Williams Company:(NYSE:SHW) performed recently?

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 27241.32. It is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 25.94, a forward P/E of 20.76 and EPS of 11.36. At a stock price of 294.66 (0.29%) it has a dividend yield of 1.14%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 21.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 27.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.04% and more long-term 11.23% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.80%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.00%.

For performance, The Sherwin-Williams Company the past week has seen a gain of 5.12%. For the last month performance for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 1.26%. While the last quarter is 2.88% and half year, 16.38%. Finally for the year, performance is 6.43%.

The 52-week high for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at -4.37%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 36.17%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.14% and 9.71% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.73%, and for the month it is 1.39%. The Sherwin-Williams Company, has a target price of 322.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.91, and for total debt/equity The Sherwin-Williams Company has 2.04. The gross margin is 49.60%, while operating margin is 14.40%, the profit margin is 9.30%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.80%, with instituitional ownership at 74.70%. The Sherwin-Williams Company has a payout ratio of 24.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 92.45. The shares float is 80.36, with the float short at 1.91%, with short ratio coming to 2.18.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Sherwin-Williams Company, get 17.70%, with its returns on investment at 39.80%. Return on equity is 118.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 322.5, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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