Sherwin-Williams 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Having topped analysts' estimates last quarter by one cent per share, Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) is expected to deliver its latest earnings on Thursday, July 19, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Sherwin-Williams to come in with earnings of $2.11 per share on revenues of $2.66 billion. Analyst estimates range from $2.04 per share to $2.17 per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.99.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 46.7% to $100.2 million (95 cents a share) from $68.3 million (63 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 15.1% to $2.14 billion from $1.86 billion.

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Sherwin-Williams with nine of 12 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $6.81 per share between June 1, 2012 and June 8, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from April 18, 2012 and July 13, 2012, the stock price is up $12.99 (11.1%), from $117.15 to $130.14.

Company Fundamental Trends

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 19, 2012 before market open

EPS: $2.11

Revenue Estimate: $2.66 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)