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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 288.42 (0.27% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 26610.5, 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 24.33, and a forward P/E of 20.48. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 674.41 and so far today it is 296973.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 2.07%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 27.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.14%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.50% over the last five years and could be 10.09% 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 -2.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.91%.

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 11.81%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 288.42, the dividend yield is 1.17%, and the EPS is 11.82.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.33. The PEG is 2.41, P/S is 2.3 and the P/B is at 21.18. The P/cash is 66.08, with P/free cash flow at 24.93.

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 74.30%. Outstanding shares are at 92.51. While shares float is 80.09. The float short is currently 1.31%, and short ratio is 1.56.

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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