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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 26524.19. Since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW performance year to date is 11.48%. Today The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has gained -0.05%, with a current price of 286.67.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.10%. Return of assets are at 20.50%, 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 1.53. While Total debt/equity is 1.58. With a profit margin of 10.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 50.20%, and operating margin of 16.90%. The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW has seen a EPS growth of 27.10%. A performance for the year of 16.68%. The 52-week high is -7.99%, and the 52-week low is 32.86%. The average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company, SHW is 396368.

With a target price of 319.21, 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 24.26 and a forward P/E of 20.42. 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 2.3 and 21.12 respectively. For P/cash, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a value of 65.87, while it is 24.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 286.67, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.17%. We see a return on equity of 123.20%.

Looking more long-term The Sherwin-Williams Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.09%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.14% 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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