Analyst Ratings for Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE:SHW) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for SHW last month.

Of the 23 analysts covering the stock, 11 gave it a buy rating, 3 issued an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SHW. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 417, which equates to a potential upside of 21.79 percent. The minimum price target given was 315, which equates to a potential downside of -8 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.22 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 11.88 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 4.4 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.57 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SHW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 23.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SHW is 1.22.

SHW has traded between a high of 362.57 and a low of 239.48 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.97 percent, and 5.57 percent below the high. SHW has a price/earnings ratio of 28.25. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SHW value stock report compares SHW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SHW is $32.28 billion. SHW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.