San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA lifted its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 20.2% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,471 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 247 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA’s holdings in Sherwin-Williams were worth $604,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SHW. Prudential PLC purchased a new stake in shares of Sherwin-Williams during the 2nd quarter worth $222,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 22,502 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $7,898,000 after purchasing an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new stake in shares of Sherwin-Williams during the 2nd quarter worth $100,000. Scotia Capital Inc. lifted its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams by 12.4% during the 2nd quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 2,692 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $945,000 after purchasing an additional 298 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,372 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $1,182,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. 75.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) opened at $398.86 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68. The company has a market cap of $37,298.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.18. Sherwin-Williams Co has a one year low of $305.26 and a one year high of $435.15.

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The specialty chemicals company reported $2.95 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.18 by ($0.23). The business had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.91 billion. Sherwin-Williams had a net margin of 11.83% and a return on equity of 50.59%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.15 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Sherwin-Williams Co will post 19.1 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on SHW. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Sunday, January 28th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $475.00 price objective on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $500.00 price target (up from $465.00) on shares of Sherwin-Williams in a research note on Monday, January 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Sherwin-Williams to $485.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sherwin-Williams from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $433.74.

In other Sherwin-Williams news, SVP Robert J. Wells sold 2,946 shares of Sherwin-Williams stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $409.11, for a total value of $1,205,238.06. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,363 shares in the company, valued at $7,512,486.93. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Robert J. Davisson sold 1,000 shares of Sherwin-Williams stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $407.11, for a total transaction of $407,110.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 15,122 shares of company stock worth $5,969,846. 1.69% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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