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Is The Sherwin-Williams Company(NYSE: SHW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/1/1985. The Sherwin-Williams Company is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is 688.9, and so far today it has a volume of 256053. Performance year to date since the 7/1/1985 is 16.17%.

To help you determine whether The Sherwin-Williams Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.35 and forward P/E is 21.28. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Sherwin-Williams Company has a value for PEG of 2.34. P/S ratio is 2.38 and the P/B ratio is 22.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 68.22 and 25.74 respectively.

At the current price The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading at, 297.56 (-0.72% today), The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.12%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.82, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.16% after growing 27.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.00%, and -48.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 91.66, and the number of shares float is 80.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 75.00%. The float short is 2.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.4. Management has seen a return on assets of 20.50%, and also a return on investment of 39.80%.

The ability for The Sherwin-Williams Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.53 and total debt/equity is 1.58. In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 50.20%, with its operating margin at 16.90%, and The Sherwin-Williams Company has a profit margin of 10.90%.

The 52 week high is -4.77%, with 37.51% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.98% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.23%.

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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