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.

SHW was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 417, implying a possible profit of 21.79 percent. The lowest price target was 315, implying potential capital losses of -8 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.22 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 11.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 4.4 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.57 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SHW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 23.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SHW is 1.22.

In the last 52-weeks, SHW has achieved a high of 362.57 and a low of 239.48. Currently the stock is 42.97 percent higher than its low, and 5.57 percent lower than its 52-week high. SHW has a P/E 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.