Sherwin-Williams (SHW) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.15

News stories about Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sherwin-Williams earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 34 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) traded down 0.35% during trading on Friday, reaching $322.88. 89,425 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $311.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $286.17. Sherwin-Williams has a 12 month low of $239.48 and a 12 month high of $325.51. The firm has a market cap of $29.87 billion, a PE ratio of 26.93 and a beta of 1.00.

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. The specialty chemicals company reported $2.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.07 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $2.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.72 billion. Sherwin-Williams had a net margin of 9.40% and a return on equity of 82.20%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.81 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Sherwin-Williams will post $13.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be paid a $0.85 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 17th. This represents a $3.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. Sherwin-Williams’s payout ratio is 28.50%.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on SHW. Morgan Stanley set a $335.00 target price on Sherwin-Williams and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sherwin-Williams from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $305.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 28th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $350.00 target price on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Vetr lowered Sherwin-Williams from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $313.74 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, January 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG set a $325.00 target price on Sherwin-Williams and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $333.70.

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In other news, SVP Robert J. Wells sold 4,353 shares of Sherwin-Williams stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $311.21, for a total value of $1,354,697.13. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 23,158 shares in the company, valued at $7,207,001.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Allen J. Mistysyn sold 830 shares of Sherwin-Williams stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $305.76, for a total transaction of $253,780.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 130,788 shares of company stock valued at $39,898,020 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.89% of the company’s stock.

About Sherwin-Williams

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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