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The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 25302.27. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 268.81 (with a change from open of 0.61%), this in conjunction with a target price of 322.23. Volume today has so far reached 249623, with an average volume of about 747.67. The GAP for this stock, is -0.69%.

The P/E ratio is 22.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.14. The current EPS for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is 11.82, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 27.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.57%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Sherwin-Williams Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.17% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.09%. Quarter over quarter is 7.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 21.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 76.50%. Shares outstanding is 94.05, while shares float is at a value of 80.09. Float short for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 1.59% and the short ratio is 1.7.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.53, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.58. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.9. The most recent gross margin is 50.20% and their operating margin is 14.80%. The profit margin is 9.60%.

The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen returns on assets of 18.10%, and on investment, 39.80%. Return on equity is 108.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.26. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.19, with Price/book ratio coming to 19.81 and Price/cash is 62.83, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.7.

The simple moving averages are -5.08% and -4.09% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -13.73% and the 52 week low is 15.44%.

The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.25%, with a current price of 268.81. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 24.90%. This is in an industry, Specialty Chemicals, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. The Sherwin-Williams Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Specialty Chemicals industry means that The Sherwin-Williams Company has seen performance for the past week of -1.12%, with performance for the month coming to -1.72%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -11.90%, and for the half year the performance is 11.13%. Volatility for this week is 2.00% and for the month this is 1.51%.

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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