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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 07/01/1985. The Sherwin-Williams Company is in the Specialty Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is 689.9, and so far today it has a volume of 541900. Performance year to date since the 07/01/1985 is 19.06%.

To help you determine whether The Sherwin-Williams Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.04 and forward P/E is 21.64. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Sherwin-Williams Company has a value for PEG of 2.41. P/S ratio is 2.44 and the P/B ratio is 28.08. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 397.21 and 30.62 respectively.

At the current price The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading at, 307.19 (0.22% today), The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.09%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 24.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 11.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.04% after growing 27.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 13.80%, and 5.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 91.16, and the number of shares float is 80.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.80%, and institutional ownership is at 74.80%. The float short is 1.91%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.22. Management has seen a return on assets of 17.70%, 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 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.91 and total debt/equity is 2.04. In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 49.60%, with its operating margin at 14.40%, and The Sherwin-Williams Company has a profit margin of 9.30%.

The 52 week high is -0.30%, with 41.96% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.37% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.89%.

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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