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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 293.5 (0.99% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 26912.34, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 322.5. Currently The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading with a P/E of 25.59, and a forward P/E of 20.47. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 695.88 and so far today it is 537349.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 7.38%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 27.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.97%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 21.50% over the last five years and could be 11.23% for the next five years. The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 13.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.41%.

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 12.64%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 293.5, the dividend yield is 1.16%, and the EPS is 11.36.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.59. The PEG is 2.28, P/S is 2.35 and the P/B is at 26.57. The P/cash is 381.74, with P/free cash flow at 29.43.

The Sherwin-Williams Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.91, and total debt/equity at 2.04.

In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 49.60%, an operating margin of 14.40% and a profit margin of 9.30%.Payout ratio for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 24.60%. Return on assets come to 17.70% with return on investment coming to 39.80%.

Insider ownership for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 74.80%. Outstanding shares are at 92.6. While shares float is 80.36. The float short is currently 1.77%, and short ratio is 2.04.

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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