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Morning Eye-Catchers: The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW)

The company in question is, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) currently with a stock price of 331.22 (0.84% today). The market cap for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 30.9 B, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Specialty Chemicals industry. The target price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 348.71. Currently The Sherwin-Williams Company is trading with a P/E of 25.98, and a forward P/E of 21.26. Average volume for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 512.06 and so far today it is 702420.

Performance in the last year for The Sherwin-Williams Company has been 14.73%. For EPS growth, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen a growth of 7.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.77%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 23.70% over the last five years and could be 10.97% for the next five years. The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 44.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.67%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.30%.

Since the IPO date for The Sherwin-Williams Company on the 07/01/1985, The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen performance year to date to be 23.59%. With The Sherwin-Williams Company trading at 331.22, the dividend yield is 1.03%, and the EPS is 12.75.

So could The Sherwin-Williams Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.98. The PEG is 2.37, P/S is 2.57 and the P/B is at 14.84. The P/cash is 30.36, with P/free cash flow at 24.34.

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 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.95.

In terms of margins, The Sherwin-Williams Company has a gross margin of 49.90%, an operating margin of 15.20% and a profit margin of 10.00%.Payout ratio for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 25.70%. Return on assets come to 17.70% with return on investment coming to 33.30%.

Insider ownership for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is at 0.80% and institutional ownership comes to 75.50%. Outstanding shares are at 93.29. While shares float is 81.77. The float short is currently 1.42%, and short ratio is 2.27.

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