| Sherwin-Williams is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to industrial, commercial and retail customers. Co.'s segments are: The Americas Group, which markets and sells Sherwin-Williams® and other controlled brand architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, OEM product finishes and related products; Consumer Brands Group, which supplies architectural paints, stains, varnishes, and industrial products, among others; and Performance Coatings Group, which develops and sells industrial coatings, automotive refinish, protective and marine coatings, coil coatings, packaging coatings and resins and colorants. We show 51 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our SHW shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute SHW market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing SHW market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing SHW's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of SHW versus a peer is one thing; comparing
SHW market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like SHW can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SHW by allowing them to research the SHW market cap history.