The Sherwin-Williams Company is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks (SHW.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $308.7 – a decrease of 3.02% over the previous week. The Sherwin-Williams Company employs 61,031 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $19.6 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in The Sherwin-Williams Company?
- Has coronavirus impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company shares?
- The Sherwin-Williams Company shares summary
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- Is The Sherwin-Williams Company stock a buy or sell?
- The Sherwin-Williams Company performance over time
- Can I short The Sherwin-Williams Company shares?
- Is The Sherwin-Williams Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are The Sherwin-Williams Company shares over-valued?
- The Sherwin-Williams Company's financials
- How volatile are The Sherwin-Williams Company shares?
- Does The Sherwin-Williams Company pay a dividend?
- Have The Sherwin-Williams Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Sherwin-Williams Company's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $290.36, which is 49.36% down on its pre-crash value of $573.34 and 12.08% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $325.43.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $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 $505.23.
The Sherwin-Williams Company stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of SHW stocks over time.
The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$290.36|
|52-week range||$217.2394 - $310.43|
|50-day moving average||$300.8008|
|200-day moving average||$275.4787|
|Wall St. target price||$311.98|
|Dividend yield||$1.993 (0.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.985|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
The Sherwin-Williams Company price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-15)||-3.02%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||-5.44%|
|3 months (2021-06-22)||6.18%|
|6 months (2021-03-22)||-59.69%|
|1 year (2020-09-22)||-58.30%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||-47.26%|
|3 years (2018-09-21)||-38.22%|
|5 years (2016-09-22)||3.84%|
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 stocks 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 stocks 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 3.1986. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks 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 stock 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$3.7 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$19.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$8.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.52%|
|Return on equity TTM||64.71%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$77.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "SHW.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 2.7 million The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks held short by investors – that's known as The Sherwin-Williams Company's "short interest". This figure is 18% down from 3.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks 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 stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks traded daily (recently around 838394.98432602). The Sherwin-Williams Company's SIR currently stands at 3.19. In other words for every 100,000 The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 3190 stocks 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 stocks, or, against the total number of tradable The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks (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 stocks (for every 100,000 The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks in existence, roughly 10 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0111% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks, roughly 11 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Sherwin-Williams Company.
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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 01/01/2019) 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
|Total ESG score||30.56|
|Total ESG percentile||58.08|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
The Sherwin-Williams Company stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 22.86% of net profits
Recently The Sherwin-Williams Company has paid out, on average, around 22.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.74% 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 0.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Sherwin-Williams Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.993 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 10 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 19 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks ever split?
The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 April 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for The Sherwin-Williams Company stocks which in turn could have impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company's stock price.
The Sherwin-Williams Company stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Sherwin-Williams Company's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $217.2394 up to $310.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Sherwin-Williams Company's is 1.0753. This would suggest that The Sherwin-Williams Company's stocks 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 December 31, 2021, it operated 4,774 company-operated stores. The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
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