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The Sherwin-Williams Company is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. The Sherwin-Williams Company shares (SHW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Sherwin-Williams Company employs 61,111 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$17.7 billion.

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  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Sherwin-Williams Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$695.32, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Sherwin-Williams Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$695.32, which is 17.54% up on its pre-crash value of USD$573.34 and 113.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$325.43.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of The Sherwin-Williams Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$690.26 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,209.86.

The Sherwin-Williams Company share price

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The Sherwin-Williams Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$695.32
52-week rangeUSD$325.43 - USD$725.91
50-day moving average USD$691.2823
200-day moving average USD$600.9839
Wall St. target priceUSD$734
PE ratio 36.623
Dividend yield USD$5.36 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$18.766

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Is it a good time to buy The Sherwin-Williams Company stock?

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The Sherwin-Williams Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $695.32 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-12) -1.01%
1 month (2020-09-18) -0.02%
3 months (2020-07-17) 13.97%
6 months (2020-04-17) 34.56%
1 year (2019-10-18) 23.97%
2 years (2018-10-19) 72.37%
3 years (2017-10-19) 79.41%
5 years (2015-10-19) 186.29%

Is The Sherwin-Williams Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Sherwin-Williams Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Sherwin-Williams Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's P/E ratio

The Sherwin-Williams Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, The Sherwin-Williams Company shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's PEG ratio

The Sherwin-Williams Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7429. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Sherwin-Williams Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's EBITDA

The Sherwin-Williams Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Sherwin-Williams Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Sherwin-Williams Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$17.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.53%
Gross profit TTM USD$8 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.72%
Return on equity TTM 45.76%
Profit margin 9.83%
Book value $42.776
Market capitalisation USD$63.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Sherwin-Williams Company shares

There are currently 910,555 The Sherwin-Williams Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Sherwin-Williams Company's "short interest". This figure is 15.7% up from 787,262 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Sherwin-Williams Company shares can be evaluated.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Sherwin-Williams Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Sherwin-Williams Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Sherwin-Williams Company shares traded daily (recently around 486927.80748663). The Sherwin-Williams Company's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 The Sherwin-Williams Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 shares are currently held short.

However The Sherwin-Williams Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Sherwin-Williams Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Sherwin-Williams Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Sherwin-Williams Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Sherwin-Williams Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0111% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Sherwin-Williams Company shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Sherwin-Williams Company stock.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Sherwin-Williams Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 30.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Sherwin-Williams Company's overall score of 30.56 (as at 10/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Sherwin-Williams Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Sherwin-Williams Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.76/100

The Sherwin-Williams Company's environmental score of 13.76 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Sherwin-Williams Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's social score

Social score: 12.06/100

The Sherwin-Williams Company's social score of 12.06 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Sherwin-Williams Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's governance score

Governance score: 7.25/100

The Sherwin-Williams Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Sherwin-Williams Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Sherwin-Williams Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Sherwin-Williams Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Sherwin-Williams Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 30.56
Total ESG percentile 58.08
Environmental score 13.76
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 12.06
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.25
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

The Sherwin-Williams Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.3% of net profits

Recently The Sherwin-Williams Company has paid out, on average, around 23.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Sherwin-Williams Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Sherwin-Williams Company's case, that would currently equate to about $5.36 per share.

While The Sherwin-Williams Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Sherwin-Williams Company is investing more in its future growth.

The Sherwin-Williams Company's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Sherwin-Williams Company's shares ever split?

The Sherwin-Williams Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 March 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Sherwin-Williams Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Sherwin-Williams Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price.

The Sherwin-Williams Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Sherwin-Williams Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $325.43 up to $725.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SHW.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Sherwin-Williams Company's is 1.1379. This would suggest that The Sherwin-Williams Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Sherwin-Williams Company overview

The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates in three segments: The Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, and Performance Coatings Group. The Americas Group segment offers architectural paints and coatings, and protective and marine products, as well as OEM product finishes and related products for architectural and industrial paint contractors, and do-it-yourself homeowners. The Consumer Brands Group segment provides branded and private-label architectural paints, stains, varnishes, industrial products, wood finishes products, wood preservatives, applicators, corrosion inhibitors, aerosols, caulks, and adhesives to retailers and distributors. The Performance Coatings Group segment develops and sells industrial coatings for wood finishing and general industrial applications, automotive refinish products, protective and marine coatings, coil coatings, packaging coatings, and performance-based resins and colorants. It serves retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees, and other third-party distributors through its branches and direct sales staff, as well as through outside sales representatives. The company has operations primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As of March 3, 2020, it operated approximately 4,900 company-operated stores and facilities. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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