What Sherwin-Williams' Updated Guidance Means for Mutual Fund Investors (SHW)

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What Sherwin-Williams' Updated Guidance Means for Mutual Fund Investors (SHW)

Shauna O'Brien Dec 12, 2014

Before Friday’s opening bell, paint company Sherwin-Williams (SHW) reported that it has updated its outlook for FY2014 and FY2015.

Inside the Update

Shares of Sherwin-Williams fell after it updated its outlook. For FY2014, the company now expects to see earnings between $8.75 and $8.80 per share, which would fall below analysts’ estimate of $8.81 per share. Sales are expected to grow by 9%.

For FY2015, the company expects to see earnings between $10.65 and $10.85 per share, which would fall below analysts’ view of $10.87 per share. The company expects to see sales growth between 7% and 11%.


Mutual Funds to Watch

Investors seeking exposure to SHW could also consider a mutual fund investment as an alternative to investing directly in the stock. The funds below currently have the largest stakes in the company.

The Bottom Line

The funds above are a great way for investors to gain exposure to SHW while remaining diversified. Investors interested in SHW may also be interested in PPG Industries (PPG) and Valspar (VAL).

Shares of SHW are up 38% YTD.


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