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) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Sherwin-Williams Company fell $2.56 (-1.3%) to $189.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 995,759 shares of Sherwin-Williams Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 615,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $187.75-$192.80 after having opened the day at $190.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $191.68. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
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The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.
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) being today's featured chemicals industry leader.
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