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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW

The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Specialty Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW  has a market cap of 28337.77. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW performance year to date is 18.80%. Today The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has gained 1.46%, with a current price of 306.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.60%. Return of assets are at 17.70%, with return on investment at 39.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.91. While Total debt/equity is 2.04. With a profit margin of 9.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 49.60%, and operating margin of 14.40%. The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has seen a EPS growth of 27.10%. A performance for the year of 11.73%. The 52-week high is -0.52%, and the 52-week low is 41.65%. The average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW is 625202.

With a target price of 322.5, can The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW. The Sherwin-Williams Company has a P/E of 26.98 and a forward P/E of 21.59. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.4. The Sherwin-Williams Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.47 and 28.02 respectively. For P/cash, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a value of 401.95, while it is 30.99 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 306.52, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.10%. We see a return on equity of 118.30%.

Looking more long-term The Sherwin-Williams Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.23%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.04% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 27.10% for this year and for the last five years a 21.50% growth has been seen.

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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