New Lifetime High Reached By Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Sherwin-Williams ( SHW) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Sherwin-Williams as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • SHW has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $99.9 million.
  • SHW has traded 7,132 shares today.
  • SHW is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on SHW:

The Sherwin-Williams Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. SHW has a PE ratio of 27.6. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Sherwin-Williams has been 505,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sherwin-Williams has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. The stock has a beta of 0.53 and a short float of 2.4% with 7.47 days to cover. Shares are up 16.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • SHW's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 7.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 12.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO has improved earnings per share by 19.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO increased its bottom line by earning $7.26 versus $6.01 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($8.68 versus $7.26).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and greatly outperformed compared to the Chemicals industry average. The net income increased by 13.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $257.29 million to $291.45 million.
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to $414.70 million or 5.46% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -16.72%.

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