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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 25672.89. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW performance year to date is 7.74%. Today The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has gained -2.03%, with a current price of 270.7.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.00%. 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 1.2. While Total debt/equity is 1.23. With a profit margin of 9.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 50.10%, and operating margin of 14.70%. The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has seen a EPS growth of 27.10%. A performance for the year of 1.32%. The 52-week high is -12.84%, and the 52-week low is 16.62%. The average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW is 154276.

With a target price of 304.14, 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 23.16 and a forward P/E of 20.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.52. The Sherwin-Williams Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.2 and 15.91 respectively. For P/cash, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a value of 36.54, while it is 26.58 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 270.7, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.22%. We see a return on equity of 95.60%.

Looking more long-term The Sherwin-Williams Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.19%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.80% 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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