Press coverage about Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sherwin-Williams Company (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 47.242645904311 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on SHW shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $375.00 price objective on shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) in a report on Friday, September 29th. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $375.00 target price (up from $359.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $380.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sherwin-Williams Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $395.62.

Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) opened at $389.46 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.68. Sherwin-Williams Company has a 12 month low of $260.00 and a 12 month high of $398.22. The company has a market cap of $36,192.69, a P/E ratio of 27.88, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.22.

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $4.70 by $0.05. Sherwin-Williams Company (The) had a net margin of 7.82% and a return on equity of 58.02%. The business had revenue of $4.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.45 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $4.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 37.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Sherwin-Williams Company will post 15.04 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a $0.85 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. Sherwin-Williams Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.90%.

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Sherwin-Williams Company (The) 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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