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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 25521.24. 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 273.53 (with a change from open of -0.53%), this in conjunction with a target price of 322.23. Volume today has so far reached 364401, with an average volume of about 728.72. The GAP for this stock, is 0.37%.

The P/E ratio is 23.17, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.5. 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 6.49%.

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 76.60%. Shares outstanding is 93.15, while shares float is at a value of 80.09. Float short for The Sherwin-Williams Company is 1.25% and the short ratio is 1.37.

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 2.3. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.21, with Price/book ratio coming to 20.18 and Price/cash is 63.38, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 23.91.

The simple moving averages are -6.42% and -2.03% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.21% and the 52 week low is 26.77%.

The Sherwin-Williams Company has a dividend yield of 1.23%, with a current price of 273.53. 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 -0.15%, with performance for the month coming to -4.75%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.70%, and for the half year the performance is 9.47%. Volatility for this week is 1.70% and for the month this is 1.38%.

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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