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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW)?

The company in question is, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) currently with a stock price of 273.53 (-0.16% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 25479.32, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 322.23. Currently The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading with a P/E of 23.14, and a forward P/E of 19.47. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 730.64 and so far today it is 859500.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 12.18%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 27.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.17%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.50% over the last five years and could be 10.09% for the next five years. The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 7.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.42%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -2.03%.

Since the IPO date for The Sherwin-Williams Company on the 7/1/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen performance year to date to be 6.32%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 273.53, the dividend yield is 1.23%, and the EPS is 11.82.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 23.14. The PEG is 2.29, P/S is 2.21 and the P/B is at 20.14. The P/cash is 63.27, with P/free cash flow at 23.87.

The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.53, and total debt/equity at 1.58.

In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 50.20%, an operating margin of 14.80% and a profit margin of 9.60%.Payout ratio for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 24.90%. Return on assets come to 18.10% with return on investment coming to 39.80%.

Insider ownership for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 76.60%. Outstanding shares are at 93.15. While shares float is 80.09. The float short is currently 1.25%, and short ratio is 1.37.

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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