News headlines about Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sherwin-Williams earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.2976960063715 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research analysts recently commented on SHW shares. Moffett Nathanson assumed coverage on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $455.00 target price on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Raymond James Financial started coverage on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “strong-buy” rating and a $496.00 target price for the company. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $420.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sherwin-Williams from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $463.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $436.20.
Sherwin-Williams stock opened at $405.23 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $38,153.02, a PE ratio of 21.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68. Sherwin-Williams has a 52-week low of $305.70 and a 52-week high of $435.15.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were paid a dividend of $0.86 per share. This is a boost from Sherwin-Williams’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.85. This represents a $3.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. Sherwin-Williams’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 18.48%.
In other news, insider Peter J. Ippolito sold 750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $409.26, for a total transaction of $306,945.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Sherwin-Williams Company Profile
The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products. The Company’s segments are Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group, Latin America Coatings Group and Administrative. The Paint Stores Group markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product finishes and related items.
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