News stories about Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sherwin-Williams earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 45.8647990956355 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $475.00 price objective on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Northcoast Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $435.00 price objective (up from $375.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sherwin-Williams from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Vertical Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $375.00 price objective (up from $335.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Sherwin-Williams currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $417.39.
Shares of Sherwin-Williams (NYSE SHW) traded up $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $430.80. 636,518 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 415,805. The company has a market capitalization of $40,285.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.89, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.22. Sherwin-Williams has a fifty-two week low of $280.14 and a fifty-two week high of $435.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.68, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 1.07.
Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $4.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.70 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $4.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.45 billion. Sherwin-Williams had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 58.02%. Sherwin-Williams’s revenue was up 37.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $4.23 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Sherwin-Williams will post 15.02 EPS for the current year.
In other Sherwin-Williams news, SVP Robert J. Wells sold 2,946 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $409.11, for a total transaction of $1,205,238.06. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,363 shares in the company, valued at $7,512,486.93. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Robert J. Davisson sold 8,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $390.07, for a total transaction of $3,432,616.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,812 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,777,716.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 15,122 shares of company stock worth $5,969,846. Corporate insiders own 1.69% of the company’s stock.
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The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products. The Company’s segments are Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group, Latin America Coatings Group and Administrative. The Paint Stores Group markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product finishes and related items.
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