Sherwin-Williams Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (SHW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is tomorrow, February 21, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $164.04 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Sherwin-Williams has been 915,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $17.19 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 and South America, the Caribbean region, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Sherwin-Williams Ratings Report.

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