Taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for new and old investors alike.
Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.
Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?
Momentum investors, who live by the saying “the trend is your friend,” are most interested in taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock’s price or earnings outlook. Utilizing one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, among other factors, the Momentum Style Score can help determine favorable times to buy high-momentum stocks.
Founded in 1866 and headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The Sherwin-Williams Company is into manufacturing and sales of paints, coatings and related products, primarily in the North and South America. It also has operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. Sherwin-Williams is one of the biggest paint companies in the United States and in the world. Its well-known brands include Dutch Boy, Minwax and Krylon. The company, on Jun 1, 2017, completed the purchase of rival paints maker Valspar in an all-cash transaction, creating a premier global paints and coatings company.
SHW boasts a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) rating. Shares of Sherwin-Williams has seen some interesting price action recently; the stock is down 0% over the past one week and up 14.8% over the past four weeks. And in the last one-year period, SHW has gained 13.2%. As for the stock’s trading volume, 1,205,112.25 shares on average were traded over the last 20 days.
A company’s earnings performance is important for momentum investors as well. For fiscal 2023, eight analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for SHW, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.44 to $10.22 per share. SHW also boasts an average earnings surprise of 12.6%.
SHW should be on investors’ short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.
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