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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SHW. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 417, implying potential capital gains of 21.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 315, implying a possible loss of -8 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SHW to grow at a rate of 23.15 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SHW has a PEG ratio of 1.22.

SHW has a 52-week high of 362.57 and a 52-week low of 239.48. Today's price is 42.97 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.57 percent lower than its 52-week 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.