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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 297.18 (-1.07% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 27857.24, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 319.21. Currently The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading with a P/E of 25.41, and a forward P/E of 21.37. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 681.95 and so far today it is 225584.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 11.78%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 27.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.25%. 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 -48.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -46.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.49%.

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 16.42%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 297.18, the dividend yield is 1.12%, and the EPS is 11.82.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.41. The PEG is 2.35, P/S is 2.41 and the P/B is at 22.12. The P/cash is 69.18, with P/free cash flow at 26.1.

The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.53, and total debt/equity at 1.58.

In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 50.20%, an operating margin of 16.90% and a profit margin of 10.90%.Payout ratio for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 28.10%. Return on assets come to 20.50% with return on investment coming to 39.80%.

Insider ownership for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 75.30%. Outstanding shares are at 92.74. While shares float is 80.09. The float short is currently 2.06%, and short ratio is 2.42.

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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