Cleveland Research Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW)

The company has market cap of $36.71 billion.

Banque Pictet & Cie Sa increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 187.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Research Global Investors sold 62,000 shares as Sherwin (SHW)'s stock declined 5.42%. The company had revenue of $3.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.91 billion.

The stock decreased 5.56% or GBX 0.4 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 6.8. Ball Corporation (BLL) has risen 6.31% since April 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of Sherwin-Williams by 72.1% during the 3rd quarter. The institutional investor held 3,459 shares of the building materials company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.42B, up from 3,449 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sherwin-Williams Co has a twelve month low of $306.05 and a twelve month high of $435.15.

Shares of SHW stock traded up $6.87 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $392.12. About 560,896 shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 1.20% since March 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.70% the S&P500.

Janney Montgomery Scott Llc increased its stake in Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) by 73.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also reduced its holding in Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) by 7,331 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 136,622 shares, and cut its stake in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR).

Since March 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $306,945 activity. Zacks Investment Research raised Sherwin-Williams from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $463.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Therefore 68% are positive. On Wednesday, April 5 the stock rating was maintained by KeyCorp with "Overweight". The rating was upgraded by CLSA to "Buy" on Friday, July 22. Susquehanna maintained The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) rating on Monday, January 8. The stock of Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Thursday, May 25. Wells Fargo has "Market Perform" rating and $400 target. Northland Capital maintained the shares of MRS in report on Friday, January 29 with "Corporate" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $285 target in Friday, October 30 report. BMO Capital Markets initiated The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) on Tuesday, March 27 with "Hold" rating. Fred Alger Management Inc. now owns 640,717 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock worth $262,720,000 after buying an additional 233,329 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, March 16 by Longbow. They set a "buy" rating on the stock.

QS Investors LLC's holdings in Sherwin-Williams were worth $1,098,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. It's down -0.03, from 1.34 in 2017Q3. The institutional investor acquired 53,390 shares of the specialty chemicals company's stock, valued at approximately $21,892,000. 117 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. Pacific Glob Mgmt has 3,553 shares for 0.32% of their portfolio. Dupont Cap Mngmt reported 539 shares. 52,438 are held by Victory. Creative Planning invested in 6,155 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 26,041 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.68, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 1.12. Plante Moran Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 965 shares. California-based Fuller And Thaler Asset Inc has invested 0% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW). Fifth Third State Bank owns 89,853 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Jane Street Group Limited Liability Corp has 89,001 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gofen And Glossberg Ltd Liability Il holds 0.02% or 5,225 shares.

Advisor Partners Llc, which manages about $240.00 million and $559.77M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pfizer Inc.

Parnassus Investments increased Bristol (NYSE:BMY) stake by 100,000 shares to 2.80M valued at $171.58M in 2017Q4.

The Sherwin-Williams Company develops, makes, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail clients primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. They expect $0.91 EPS, up 51.67% or $0.31 from last year's $0.6 per share. SHW's profit will be $293.00M for 31.32 P/E if the $3.13 EPS becomes a reality. The specialty chemicals company reported $2.95 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.18 by ($0.23). Ashford Hospitality Prime had 24 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Inc. had 82 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They issued a "strong-buy" rating and a $496.00 target price on the stock. Therefore 100% are positive. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE:MRK) earned "Sell" rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Equal Weight" rating in Monday, November 2 report. (NYSE:AHP) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, March 8 by FBR Capital.

International Paper Co (IP) investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 94 investors sold MRK shares while 631 reduced holdings. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.09% of its portfolio in CoStar Group, Inc. Moreover, Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has 0.03% invested in CoStar Group, Inc. (NYSE:MRK). Johnson Financial reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Merck & Co., Inc. Whittier Tru Com reported 1,963 shares stake. Murphy Capital Inc reported 45,272 shares. Mu Company holds 0.03% of its portfolio in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) for 90 shares. Vestor Limited Liability holds 751 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 0.11% invested in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO). (NYSE:MRK). Communication Of Vermont accumulated 92,276 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Raymond James Financial Advisors accumulated 28,517 shares or 0.07% of the stock. (NYSE:AHP). Goldman Sachs Gru holds 35,776 shares.

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