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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.10
VAL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1088 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VAL: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VAL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.09 Max: 0.22
Current: 0.1
0.02
0.22
Equity to Asset 0.26
VAL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 1058 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. VAL: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VAL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.48
Current: 0.26
0.2
0.48
Interest Coverage 5.84
VAL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
78% of the 957 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.26 vs. VAL: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VAL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.02  Med: 6.45 Max: 8.57
Current: 5.84
5.02
8.57
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.86
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
13.44%
15.45%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.62
VAL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. VAL: 12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VAL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.01  Med: 11.7 Max: 14.75
Current: 12.62
-1.01
14.75
Net-margin (%) 8.42
VAL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. VAL: 8.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VAL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.51  Med: 6.89 Max: 9.09
Current: 8.42
-3.51
9.09
ROE (%) 36.53
VAL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1062 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. VAL: 36.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VAL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.75  Med: 19.09 Max: 42.82
Current: 36.53
-9.75
42.82
ROA (%) 8.19
VAL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VAL: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VAL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.76  Med: 6.79 Max: 9.57
Current: 8.19
-3.76
9.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.14
VAL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1091 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. VAL: 47.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VAL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.14  Med: 51.15 Max: 63.2
Current: 47.14
-5.14
63.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.70
VAL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 933 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VAL: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.5  Med: 8.6 Max: 16.4
Current: 3.7
-0.5
16.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
VAL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 836 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. VAL: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.4  Med: 7.2 Max: 134.2
Current: 6.5
-45.4
134.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.90
VAL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. VAL: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VAL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.3  Med: 10.3 Max: 34.9
Current: 10.9
-12.3
34.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

VAL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 78,175 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,391 sh (New)
Mairs and Power 2,862,721 sh (+0.29%)
Pioneer Investments 1,486,145 sh (+0.14%)
First Eagle Investment 711,630 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Steven Cohen 97,700 sh (-84.84%)
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Q1 2016

VAL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 60,753 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 479,303 sh (New)
Jim Simons 276,400 sh (+253.57%)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Mairs and Power 2,347,083 sh (-18.01%)
Pioneer Investments 1,162,777 sh (-21.76%)
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Q2 2016

VAL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 206,378 sh (+239.70%)
Mario Gabelli 521,650 sh (+8.84%)
Jim Simons 260,500 sh (-5.75%)
Mairs and Power 1,844,372 sh (-21.42%)
Pioneer Investments 876,535 sh (-24.62%)
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Q3 2016

VAL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 455,500 sh (+74.86%)
Mairs and Power 1,688,584 sh (-8.45%)
Mario Gabelli 465,750 sh (-10.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 182,940 sh (-11.36%)
Pioneer Investments 547,998 sh (-37.48%)
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Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals    NAICS: 325510    SIC: 2851
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The Valspar Corp is engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of coatings, paints and related products. The Company operates its business in two reportable segments, namely Coatings and Paints.

The Valspar Corp is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1806. The Company is a manufacturer and distributor of coatings and paints. It operates its business in two reportable segments namely Coatings and Paints. Its coating segment includes industrial product lines and its packaging product line. It offers range of decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic, for sale to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Products within its coatings segment include primers, top coats, varnishes, sprays, stains, fillers and other coatings for a range of manufacturing industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, appliances, building products, furniture, metal fabrication, metal packaging and transportation. It also provides technical, manufacturing and formulation services for its customers. Its industrial product lines include general industrial, coil and wood coatings. Its general industrial product line provides customers a single source for powder, liquid and electrodeposition coatings technologies for variety of industries, including agricultural and construction equipment, pipe, lawn and garden, appliance, transportation and marine shipping containers. Its coil product line produces coatings applied to metal coils used to manufacture pre-engineered buildings and building components, other metal building and architectural products and appliances. Its wood product line supplies decorative and protective coatings for wood furniture, building products, cabinets and floors. It also provides color design and technical service to its customers. Its packaging product line includes coatings for the interior and exterior of packaging containers, principally metal food containers and beverage cans. It's also produces coatings for aerosol and paint cans, crowns for glass bottles, plastic packaging and bottle closures. Its paints segment includes its consumer paints and automotive paint refinishes product lines. It offers variety of paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints through retailers, distribution networks and company-owned stores. It offers a portfolio of interior and exterior decorative paints, stains, primers, varnishes and specialty decorative products, such as enamels, aerosols and faux finishes, used in both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. In the U.S. and Canada, it offers branded products and private-label brands through more than 10,000 points of sale. The primary distribution channels for these products are home centers, hardware stores, distributors and independent dealers. In China, it sells branded consumer paints through distributors and exclusive retailers. In Australia and New Zealand, it sells branded consumer paints through independent dealers, hardware chains, home centers and Valspar company-owned stores. Its primary brands include Valspar and Cabot in the U.S., Huarun in China, Wattyl, Sol

Guru Investment Theses on The Valspar Corp

Mario Gabelli Comments on The Valspar Corp - May 03, 2016

The Valspar Corporation (2.2%) (NYSE:VAL)(VAL – $107.02 – NYSE) is engaged in developing, manufacturing and distributing a range of coatings, paints and related products. The company operates through two business segments: Coatings and Paints. On March 31, 2016 Valspar announced an agreement with competitor Sherwin-Williams to be acquired in a transaction with an estimated value of $8.9 billion. The deal specifies that shareholders of VAL will receive $113 cash per share, and requires a shareholder vote along with regulatory approval. However, should the company need to make divestitures exceeding a specified threshold, then the consideration would be revised down to $105. We expect the deal to close in the early part of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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The Valspar Corporation (2.2%) (NYSE:VAL)(VAL – $107.02 – NYSE) is engaged in developing, manufacturing and distributing a range of coatings, paints and related products. The company operates through two business segments: Coatings and Paints. On March 31, 2016 Valspar announced an agreement with competitor Sherwin-Williams to be acquired in a transaction with an estimated value of $8.9 billion. The deal specifies that shareholders of VAL will receive $113 cash per share, and requires a shareholder vote along with regulatory approval. However, should the company need to make divestitures exceeding a specified threshold, then the consideration would be revised down to $105. We expect the deal to close in the early part of 2017. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.76
VAL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.74 vs. VAL: 24.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VAL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 17.6 Max: 26.01
Current: 24.76
11.06
26.01
Forward P/E 21.10
VAL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 18.25 vs. VAL: 21.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.76
VAL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.60 vs. VAL: 24.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VAL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 17.6 Max: 26.01
Current: 24.76
11.06
26.01
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 21.01
VAL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
53% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. VAL: 21.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
VAL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.87  Med: 19.68 Max: 38.16
Current: 21.01
5.87
38.16
P/B 7.69
VAL's P/B is ranked lower than
93% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. VAL: 7.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VAL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.5 Max: 9.79
Current: 7.69
1.05
9.79
P/S 2.09
VAL's P/S is ranked lower than
66% of the 1046 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. VAL: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VAL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.1
Current: 2.09
0.44
2.1
PFCF 24.16
VAL's PFCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. VAL: 24.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VAL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 20.16 Max: 51.79
Current: 24.16
6.9
51.79
POCF 18.10
VAL's POCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. VAL: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VAL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 14.77 Max: 26.6
Current: 18.1
5.78
26.6
EV-to-EBIT 19.32
VAL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 15.24 vs. VAL: 19.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VAL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -423.9  Med: 12.6 Max: 345.2
Current: 19.32
-423.9
345.2
EV-to-EBITDA 16.29
VAL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. VAL: 16.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VAL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 81.2
Current: 16.29
6.4
81.2
PEG 0.50
VAL's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. VAL: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VAL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 2.35 Max: 13.1
Current: 0.5
0.42
13.1
Shiller P/E 41.85
VAL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 35.65 vs. VAL: 41.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VAL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.14  Med: 29.82 Max: 45.25
Current: 41.85
11.14
45.25
Current Ratio 1.26
VAL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. VAL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VAL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.38 Max: 1.6
Current: 1.26
0.81
1.6
Quick Ratio 0.89
VAL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. VAL: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VAL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.16
Current: 0.89
0.57
1.16
Days Inventory 68.75
VAL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 1035 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 64.81 vs. VAL: 68.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VAL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.03  Med: 49.37 Max: 68.75
Current: 68.75
41.03
68.75
Days Sales Outstanding 71.02
VAL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 861 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 59.18 vs. VAL: 71.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VAL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.24  Med: 66.01 Max: 71.23
Current: 71.02
59.24
71.23
Days Payable 76.05
VAL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
72% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 49.44 vs. VAL: 76.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VAL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.4  Med: 69.95 Max: 79.61
Current: 76.05
58.4
79.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.26
VAL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VAL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VAL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.16  Med: 1.62 Max: 3.67
Current: 1.26
1.16
3.67
Dividend Payout 0.30
VAL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
94% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. VAL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VAL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.3
0.25
0.41
Dividend Growth (3y) 12.80
VAL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. VAL: 12.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VAL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 11.9 Max: 14.5
Current: 12.8
4.9
14.5
Forward Dividend Yield 1.38
VAL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VAL: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.37
VAL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1270 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. VAL: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VAL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.17  Med: 3.02 Max: 6.85
Current: 2.37
2.17
6.85
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.50
VAL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. VAL: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VAL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 0.8 Max: 4.3
Current: 2.5
-6.1
4.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.39
VAL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. VAL: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VAL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.4
Current: 2.39
0.57
2.4
Price/Median PS Value 1.98
VAL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 962 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VAL: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VAL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.99
Current: 1.98
0.56
1.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.99
VAL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VAL: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VAL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.73 Max: 3.09
Current: 0.99
0.67
3.09
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.18
VAL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. VAL: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VAL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 7.8 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.18
0.3
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 56.09
VAL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 583 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. VAL: 56.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VAL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.4  Med: 12.7 Max: 56.4
Current: 56.09
-15.4
56.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,191
EPS (TTM) $ 4.36
Beta1.77
Short Percentage of Float2.34%
52-Week Range $72.98 - 108.97
Shares Outstanding (Mil)79.42

Analyst Estimate

Oct17 Oct18 Oct19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,383 4,429 4,673
EPS ($) 5.07 5.33 6.30
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.07 5.33 6.30
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
17.97%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.34 1.35
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[$$] Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Say Deal Is on Track Dec 19 2016
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar Comment on Market Speculation Dec 19 2016
The Valspar Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:VAL) : December 14, 2016 Dec 14 2016
The Valspar Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VAL-US : December 13,... Dec 13 2016
Blog Coverage Paint Manufacturer PPG Embarks on a Cost-Cutting Plan, Aims to Save $125 million... Dec 12 2016
Is The Valspar Corp (VAL) A Good Stock To Buy? Dec 07 2016
Valspar Announces Release Date for Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results Dec 07 2016
Valspar (VAL) Rewards Shareholders with 12% Dividend Hike Nov 21 2016
Dividend Aristocrat Valspar Hikes Its Payout by 7% Nov 18 2016
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar Comment on Market Speculation Oct 28 2016
Valspar Announces Colors Of The Year For 2017 Oct 18 2016
Q3 2016 Valspar Earnings Release Sep 14 2016
Valspar Announces Wood Coatings Distribution Agreement with HGH Hardware Supply Aug 25 2016
Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend Aug 18 2016
EU mergers and takeovers (Aug 11) Aug 11 2016
Valspar Announces Release Date for Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Results Aug 04 2016
Valspar Packaging Expands Capacity in Asia Jul 05 2016
Valspar Shareholders Approve Proposed Transaction with The Sherwin-Williams Company Jun 29 2016
Valspar Honored by Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity at Habitat Hero Award Dinner Jun 10 2016
Valspar Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2016 Results May 24 2016
Valspar Declares Quarterly Dividend May 19 2016
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar Receive Second Request From FTC Under HSR Act May 11 2016
THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY AND VALSPAR RECEIVE SECOND REQUEST FROM FTC UNDER HSR ACT May 11 2016
Valspar Shares New Colors, Green Innovations and Continuing Education at AIA May 11 2016
Valspar Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award May 09 2016
Valspar and Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity Team up for National Neighborhood Week May 09 2016
Valspar Exhibits Global Industrial Coatings Portfolio at COATech 2016 May 03 2016
Valspar Announces Release Date for Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Results May 02 2016
Valspar Named AGCO-Approved Supplier in Brazil Mar 28 2016
Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar Mar 22 2016

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