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How has The Sherwin-Williams Company:(NYSE:SHW) performed recently?

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 27656.57. It is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 25.52, a forward P/E of 21.42 and EPS of 11.82. At a stock price of 300.98 (-0.25%) it has a dividend yield of 1.11%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 21.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 27.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.16% and more long-term 10.82% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -48.60%.

For performance, The Sherwin-Williams Company the past week has seen a gain of 3.01%. For the last month performance for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 2.70%. While the last quarter is 4.71% and half year, 21.94%. Finally for the year, performance is 9.67%.

The 52-week high for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at -3.68%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 39.09%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.99% and 9.23% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.52%, and for the month it is 1.57%. The Sherwin-Williams Company, has a target price of 319.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.53, and for total debt/equity The Sherwin-Williams Company has 1.58. The gross margin is 50.20%, while operating margin is 16.90%, the profit margin is 10.90%. The current ratio is 1.3 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.80%, with instituitional ownership at 75.00%. The Sherwin-Williams Company has a payout ratio of 28.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 91.66. The shares float is 80.36, with the float short at 2.06%, with short ratio coming to 2.41.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Sherwin-Williams Company, get 20.50%, with its returns on investment at 39.80%. Return on equity is 123.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 319.21, reached soon?

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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