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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW)?

The company in question is, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) currently with a stock price of 291.83 (-0.37% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 26820.85, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 321. Currently The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading with a P/E of 25.79, and a forward P/E of 20.83. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 698.22 and so far today it is 326471.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 11.33%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 27.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.38%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.50% over the last five years and could be 10.82% for the next five years. The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 8.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.47%.

Since the IPO date for The Sherwin-Williams Company on the 7/1/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen performance year to date to be 13.52%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 291.83, the dividend yield is 1.15%, and the EPS is 11.36.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.79. The PEG is 2.38, P/S is 2.34 and the P/B is at 26.77. The P/cash is *TBA, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 49.60%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 18.30%. Return on assets come to *TBA with return on investment coming to 39.80%.

Insider ownership for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 74.80%. Outstanding shares are at 91.57. While shares float is 80.36. The float short is currently 1.77%, and short ratio is 2.03.

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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