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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SHW. The maximum price target given was 417, implying potential capital gains of 21.79 percent. The lowest price target was 315, implying potential capital losses of -8 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.22 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 11.88 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 4.4 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.57 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SHW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 23.15 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.97 percent, and below the high by 5.57 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $32.28 billion. SHW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.