How to buy The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) shares in the UK
Learn how to easily invest in The Sherwin-Williams Company shares.
The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) is a leading specialty chemicals business based in the US. In the week up to 9 January The Sherwin-Williams Company shares plunged 8.22% to a closing position of $323.22. However, over the last 12 months, The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price has risen by 41.18% from $245.41 (accounting for the 31 March 2021 split). The Sherwin-Williams Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 61,031 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in The Sherwin-Williams Company
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: SHW in this case.
- Research The Sherwin-Williams Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your The Sherwin-Williams Company shares. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in The Sherwin-Williams Company?
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- Performance over time
- Is The Sherwin-Williams Company stock a buy or sell?
- Are The Sherwin-Williams Company shares over-valued?
- Has coronavirus impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company shares?
- Is The Sherwin-Williams Company suitable for ethical investing?
- The Sherwin-Williams Company shares summary
- Does The Sherwin-Williams Company pay a dividend?
- How volatile are The Sherwin-Williams Company shares?
- Other common questions
Fees for buying 5x The Sherwin-Williams Company shares with popular platforms
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The Sherwin-Williams Company share price (NYSE:SHW)Use our graph to track the performance of SHW stocks over time.
Is it a good time to buy The Sherwin-Williams Company stock?
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Is The Sherwin-Williams Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 42x. In other words, The Sherwin-Williams Company shares trade at around 42x 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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.3385. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.4 billion (£2.5 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.
How has coronavirus impacted The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, The Sherwin-Williams Company's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $303.79, which is 37.09% up on its pre-crash value of $191.11 (accounting for the 31 March 2021 split) and 180.04% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $108.48 (accounting for the 31 March 2021 split).
If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Sherwin-Williams Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $1,585.78.
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.
Total ESG risk score
The Sherwin-Williams Company's 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 12/31/2018) 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: 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: 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: 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: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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 shares at a glance
|52-week range||$216.8807 - $354.15|
|50-day moving average||$334.4388|
|200-day moving average||$298.1313|
|Wall St. target price||$348.14|
|Dividend yield||$2.097 (0.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.299|
Do The Sherwin-Williams Company shares pay dividends?
Dividend yield: 0.69% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 0.69% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 25.89% of net profits
The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.69% of its share value annually.
The Sherwin-Williams Company has paid out, on average, around 25.89% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Sherwin-Williams Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.097 per share.
While The Sherwin-Williams Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The Sherwin-Williams Company's most recent dividend payout was on 2 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Sherwin-Williams Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $216.8807 up to $354.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0654. 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).
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