Sherwin-Williams Reaches New 52-Week High (SHW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $185.78, above its previous 52-week high of $184.78 with 26,662 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 777,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $18.68 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 19.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.3, 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Sherwin-Williams Ratings Report.

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