A Look At Insider Reactions To The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW)

As of Wednesday close, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s (NYSE:SHW) stock was up $1.05, moving up 0.48 percent to $221.20. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,128,160 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$8.28 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,749,620, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,870,854.

Since last month, SHW stock retreated -14.25%. Shares of the company fell to $214.22 on 06/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $354.15 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $214.22. Since the beginning of this year, SHW’s stock price has dropped by -37.19% or -$130.96, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -37.54% since its 52-week high.

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The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) last reported insider trading activity 31 days ago on May 23. Binns Justin T, the President, The Americas Group of the company, disposed of 1,542 shares for $259.99 on May 23. It resulted in a $400,905 divestment by the insider. MORIKIS JOHN G added 2,000 shares at an average price of $259.55 on Feb 25. The insider now owns 320,774 shares following the transaction. On Feb 24, SVP – Finance & CFO Mistysyn Allen J bought 1,000 shares at $253.91 apiece. The transaction was valued at $253,910.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) has a P/E ratio of about 32.22. The stock’s beta is 1.07. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.79, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 25.63, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 52.60 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.60 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.60. On Wednesday February 16 2022, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 3.85, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 4.74. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.80% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 10.80%. Based on annual data, SHW earned $8.54 billion in gross profit and brought in $19.94 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 71.60%.

In The Sherwin-Williams Company’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $8.59 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SHW’s revenue rose 6.86% to $4.76 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $5.0 billion. While analysts expected The Sherwin-Williams Company to report $1.55 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.61 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $710.1 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Sherwin-Williams Company were 19.5 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $12.49 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $260.13 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Sherwin-Williams Company’s (SHW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.16%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.14% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Sherwin-Williams Company price is down by -3.61% percent or -$8.28. At present, SHW shares trade -14.68% below its 20-day simple moving average and -21.88% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -16.14% below its SMA50 and -28.05% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.17% and Stochastic coefficient D was 11.20%, while ATR was 9.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 10.89% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 29.24%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -10.71, while the 14-day reading stands at -24.87.

Analyst Ratings

Credit Suisse launched its rating on The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) to an Underperform in a note to investors on May 31, 2022. The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, SHW is a sell, and 15 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate The Sherwin-Williams Company stock as buy, with 9 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $300.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $245.00 – $350.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) will achieve an average price target of $301.95.


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