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 maximum price target given was 417, which equates to a potential upside of 21.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 315, which equates to a potential downside of -8 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.22 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.57 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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.

SHW has traded between a high of 362.57 and a low of 239.48 over the past year. 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.