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How to buy Sherwin-Williams (SHW) stocks

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Sherwin-Williams is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. Sherwin-Williams stocks (SHW.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $224.89 – an increase of 3.8% over the previous week. Sherwin-Williams employs 61,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $20.3 billion.

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Sherwin-Williams stock price (NYSE:SHW)

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Sherwin-Williams shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-20.
Latest market close$231.25
52-week range$214.22 - $352.51
50-day moving average $261.49
200-day moving average $289.05
Wall St. target price$303.30
PE ratio 32.3494
Dividend yield $2.25 (1.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.89

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

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Sherwin-Williams price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $231.25 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 3.80%
1 month (2022-05-25) -12.78%
3 months (2022-03-24) -7.47%
6 months (2021-12-21) N/A
1 year (2021-06-25) -15.60%
2 years (2020-06-25) -59.66%
3 years (2019-06-25) 463.33
5 years (2017-06-23) 357.1

Is Sherwin-Williams under- or over-valued?

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

Sherwin-Williams's P/E ratio

Sherwin-Williams's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Sherwin-Williams shares trade at around 32x 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.

Sherwin-Williams's PEG ratio

Sherwin-Williams's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1963. 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 Sherwin-Williams's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sherwin-Williams's EBITDA

Sherwin-Williams's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.1 billion.

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

Sherwin-Williams financials

Revenue TTM $20.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.44%
Gross profit TTM $8.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.48%
Return on equity TTM 68.72%
Profit margin 9%
Book value $8.63
Market capitalisation $58 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sherwin-Williams'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 Sherwin-Williams.

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

Sherwin-Williams'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 Sherwin-Williams'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 Sherwin-Williams 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.).

Sherwin-Williams's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.76/100

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

Sherwin-Williams's social score

Social score: 12.06/100

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

Sherwin-Williams's governance score

Governance score: 7.25/100

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

Sherwin-Williams's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Sherwin-Williams share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.91% of net profits

Recently Sherwin-Williams has paid out, on average, around 29.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sherwin-Williams shareholders could enjoy a 1.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sherwin-Williams's case, that would currently equate to about $2.25 per share.

While Sherwin-Williams's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sherwin-Williams may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Sherwin-Williams's most recent dividend payout was on 3 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sherwin-Williams's shares ever split?

Sherwin-Williams's shares 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 Sherwin-Williams shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sherwin-Williams shares which in turn could have impacted Sherwin-Williams's share price.

Sherwin-Williams share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sherwin-Williams's shares have ranged in value from as little as $214.22 up to $352.513. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SHW.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Sherwin-Williams's is 1.0023. This would suggest that Sherwin-Williams'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).

Sherwin-Williams overview

The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. It operates through 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 supplies a portfolio of 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 the North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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