Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, January 25th. Analysts expect Sherwin-Williams to post earnings of $3.05 per share for the quarter. Sherwin-Williams has set its Q4 guidance at $2.95-3.25 EPS.

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $4.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.70 by $0.05. Sherwin-Williams had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 58.02%. The company had revenue of $4.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.45 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $4.23 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 37.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Sherwin-Williams to post $15 EPS for the current fiscal year and $19 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Sherwin-Williams (SHW) opened at $426.94 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.68, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 0.68. Sherwin-Williams has a 12 month low of $280.14 and a 12 month high of $435.15. The company has a market cap of $39,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.18, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.22.

In other Sherwin-Williams news, insider Robert J. Davisson sold 8,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $390.07, for a total transaction of $3,432,616.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 14,812 shares in the company, valued at $5,777,716.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Robert J. Wells sold 2,946 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $409.11, for a total transaction of $1,205,238.06. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,363 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,512,486.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 15,122 shares of company stock worth $5,969,846. Corporate insiders own 1.69% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on SHW shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $475.00 target price on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Northcoast Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $435.00 target price (up from $375.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sherwin-Williams from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Moffett Nathanson started coverage on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Vertical Research reissued a “hold” rating and set a $375.00 target price (up from $335.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $417.39.

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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.

Earnings History for Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW)

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