Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW)?

Lloyd Doyle
October 13, 2017

American International Group Inc. now owns 25,709 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $7,975,000 after purchasing an additional 111 shares during the last quarter. The dividend was $0.850 per share for the quarter or $3.40 on an annualized basis. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc. now has $5.86B valuation. The stock declined 0.22% or $0.43 reaching $192.49 per share.

About 4,318 shares traded. About shares traded. Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) has risen 15.27% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.43% the S&P500. The firm has "Buy" rating by Northcoast given on Wednesday, July 22. The specialty chemicals company reported $4.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.54 by ($0.02). About 448,928 shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.23% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $20.52 million company.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q2. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SHW. Rainier Investment Mgmt Limited Liability owns 9,710 shares. Oxford Asset Management purchased a new position in shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) during the 1st quarter valued at $250,000.


Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE SHW) opened at 385.155 on Monday. Comerica Securities holds 3,644 shares. Portland Glob Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.15% or 1,100 shares in its portfolio. The stock of Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) earned "Neutral" rating by Seaport Global on Monday, July 11.

The market experts are predicting a 15.54% rally, based on the high target price ($109) for Phillips 66 shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. 727 were accumulated by Arete Wealth Advsr Limited Liability Corp. Vulcan Value Partners Limited Liability Com has 579,873 shares for 0.96% of their portfolio. Four equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, eight equity analysts rating the company a buy, six equity analysts rating the company a hold, zero equity analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero equity analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $319.29. Therefore 71% are positive. The company was maintained on Monday, March 21 by UBS. After having $4.52 EPS previously, Sherwin-Williams Co's analysts see 10.40% EPS growth. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Atlantic Securities given on Tuesday, November 29. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, June 26 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, September 28 report. Morgan Stanley restated an "overweight" rating and issued a $375.00 target price (up from $335.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price on shares of Sherwin-Williams Company (The) from $364.00 to $400.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Hold".

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $8.18 million activity. $3.52M worth of stock was sold by Davisson Robert J on Wednesday, May 3. 5,000 shares were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR, worth $913,211. The Winslow Capital Management Llc holds 779,124 shares with $273.44M value, down from 794,354 last quarter. Bridges Inv Counsel owns 7,650 shares. Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX) was reduced too. WILENSKY GAIL R sold $990,227 worth of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, June 2. Its up 0.04, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 28 investors sold A shares while 172 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. The legal version of this report can be read at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/13/sherwin-williams-company-the-shw-shares-bought-by-the-manufacturers-life-insurance-company.html. National Asset Mngmt holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) for 1,244 shares. Pennsylvania-based Riggs Asset Managment has invested 0.01% in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). Denver Investment Llc stated it has 187,551 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. First Financial Bank Of Omaha holds 0.11% or 64,640 shares. The stock had a trading volume of 80,276 shares.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $982,584 activity. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 1,544 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $542,000 after purchasing an additional 4 shares during the period. Compton Mgmt Ri reported 0.11% stake. Thompson Davis & Incorporated has invested 0.34% in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK). Peoples Svcs Corp stated it has 300 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. S R Schill invested in 0.41% or 3,483 shares. Natixis, France-based fund reported 42,704 shares. The insider GILLIGAN THOMAS P sold $2.15 million. The insider Kaltenbach Patrick sold $282,500. McMullen Michael R. sold $2.99M worth of stock or 50,000 shares.

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