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Basic overview

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean region, Europe, and Asia. It offers architectural paints and coatings, protective and marine products, automotive finishes, original equipment manufacturer product refinish, and related items under the Sherwin-Williams and other controlled brands. The company also licenses certain technology and trade names worldwide. The Sherwin-Williams Company sells its products through a network of company-operated stores, direct sales staff, and outside sales representatives to retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees, and various third party distributors. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 3,450 specialty paint stores and 303 branches. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Reasons to be bullish on Sherwin William

It has a great levered free cash flow of $648 million.

Net income has generally been trending up for the past few years.

Sales have risen from $7.09 billion in 2009 to over $8.7 billion in 2011.

Cash flow per share has been steadily trending upwards for the past three years; from $5.60 in 2009 to $6.80 in 2011.

A splendid payout ratio of 31%

A great five year average payout ratio of only 32%

A 5year average ROE of 35.6%

A decent ROI of 22.84%

A very good LT debt to equity ratio of just 47%

A decent current ratio of 1.05

It has a weak quick ratio of 0.62 but the decent current ratio and very strong interest coverage ratio of 14.45 more than make up for this shortfall.

SHW has free cash flow yield of 5.4%

It sports a decent revenue growth rate of 9.2%

The consumer segment of its business appears to be recovering as domestic and international sales are of automotive finishes, protective marine coatings and original equipment product finishes are improving.

It is attempting to obtain a larger portion of its revenue from foreign markets. Currently, 15% of its net revenues come from overseas markets. It has targeted Brazil rather aggressively; Brazil is the SHW largest foreign market to date. It also made several strategic acquisitions. It purchased Pintura's condor SA, the top paint and coating company in Ecuador. It has acquired two European based companies. Arch's chemical and Becker industrials

It reported a net income of 84 cents per share in the 4th quarter compared with 67 cents a year ago in the same quarter.

Net sales in the 4th quarter increased 9.2% year over year. For the year sales increased by almost 13% to $8.7 billion.

100K invested for 10 years would have grown to 364K

Company : Sherwin William

Levered Free Cash Flow = 648.98M

Basic Key ratios

Percentage Held by Insiders = 2.82

Market Cap ($mil) = 10622

Number of Institutional Sellers 12 Weeks = 2

3 Month % Chg Short Interest = n/a

Growth

Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 442

Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 462

Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 436

12mo Net Incm this Q/ 12mo Net Incm 4Q's ago = -4.46

Q Net Incm this Q/ same qtr yr ago = -80.04

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 970

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 928

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 848

Net Incm Rpt Qtr ($mil) = 15

Anl Net Incm this Yr/ Net Incm last Yr = -4.46

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2011 = 6.8

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2010 = 6.18

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2009 = 5.6

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 3.16

Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 8766

Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 7776

Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 7094

Dividend history

Div Yield = 1.52

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 2.16

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 2.15

Annual Dividend 12/2011 = 1.46

Annual Dividend 12/2010 = 1.44

Forward Yield = 1.52

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 3.16

R-squared Div Growth 12/2011 = 0.73

R-squared Div Growth 09/2011 = 0.59

Dividend sustainability

Payout Ratio 09/2011 = 0.31

Payout Ratio 06/2011 = 0.32

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 0.32

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 0.32

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 0.32

Change in Payout Ratio = -0.02

Performance

% Ch Price 52 Wks Rel to S&P 500 = 21.16

Std Dev Target Price Est = 9.18

Avg EPS Surprise Last 4 Qtr = 4.78

EPS % Change F2/F1 = 15.08

Next 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 10.9

Std Dev 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 0.14

EPS Gr Q(1)/Q(-3) = -120.83

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 12/2011 = 0.79

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 09/2011 = 0.28

ROE 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 35.66

ROE 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 35.49

ROE 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 35.28

Return on Investment 12/2011 = 22.84

Return on Investment 09/2011 = 21.98

Return on Investment 06/2011 = 21.65

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 21.58

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 20.74

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 19.97

Current Ratio 12/2011 = 1.05

Current Ratio 09/2011 = 1.07

Current Ratio 06/2011 = 1.1

Curr Ratio 5 Yr Avg = 1.06

Quick Ratio = 0.62

Cash Ratio = 0.16

Interest Coverage 12/2011 = 14.45

Interest Coverage 09/2011 = 25.91

Interest Coverage 06/2011 = 22.89

Valuation

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 12/2011 = 13.08

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 09/2011 = 13.87

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 06/2011 = 14.58

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 4.78

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 4.18

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 3.9

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 4.44

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 4.92

Price/ Book = 7.83

Price/ Cash Flow = 15.05

Price/ Sales = 1.21

EV/EBITDA 12 Mo = 11.74

P/E/G F1 = 1.65

Q1 Std Dev/ Consensus = 0.04

R-squared EPS Growth 12/2011 = 0.02

R-squared EPS Growth 09/2011 = 0

P/E F1/ LT EPS Gr = 1.65

Std Dev Cons Current Qtr = 0.03

Median Est Next Qtr = 1.96

# Anlst in Cons Q3 = 10

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Levered Free Cash Flow = 16.13M

Basic Key ratios

Percentage Held by Insiders = 1.8

Market Cap ($mil) = 486

Number of Institutional Sellers 12 Weeks = N/A

3 Month % Chg Short Interest = n/a

Growth

Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = N/A

Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 16

Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 19

12mo Net Incm this Q/ 12mo Net Incm 4Q's ago = -8.69

Q Net Incm this Q/ same qtr yr ago = -1.15

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = N/A

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 22

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 24

Net Incm Rpt Qtr ($mil) = 3

Anl Net Incm this Yr/ Net Incm last Yr = -12.17

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2011 = N/A

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2010 = 1.81

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2009 = 2.1

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 1.39

Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = N/A

Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 29

Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 32

Dividend history

Div Yield = 6.36

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 6.85

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 6.82

Annual Dividend 12/2011 = 2.43

Annual Dividend 12/2010 = 2.42

Forward Yield = 6.36

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 1.39

R-squared Div Growth 12/2011 = 0.95

R-squared Div Growth 09/2011 = 0.96

Dividend sustainability

Payout Ratio 09/2011 = N/A

Payout Ratio 06/2011 = N/A

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 0.91

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 0.92

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 0.92

Change in Payout Ratio = N/A

Performance

% Ch Price 52 Wks Rel to S&P 500 = -7.29

Std Dev Target Price Est = N/A

Avg EPS Surprise Last 4 Qtr = 1.2

EPS % Change F2/F1 = 0

Next 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = N/A

Std Dev 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = N/A

EPS Gr Q(1)/Q(-3) = 106.06

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 12/2011 = N/A

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 09/2011 = N/A

ROE 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 11.36

ROE 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 11.45

ROE 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 11.6

Return on Investment 12/2011 = N/A

Return on Investment 09/2011 = 9.88

Return on Investment 06/2011 = 9.62

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 13.19

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 12.89

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 13.07

Current Ratio 12/2011 = N/A

Current Ratio 09/2011 = 0.04

Current Ratio 06/2011 = 0.05

Curr Ratio 5 Yr Avg = 0.1

Quick Ratio = 0.07

Cash Ratio = 0.02

Interest Coverage 12/2011 = N/A

Interest Coverage 09/2011 = 4.48

Interest Coverage 06/2011 = 9.22

Valuation

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 12/2011 = N/A

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 09/2011 = 10.61

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 06/2011 = 10.92

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 2.45

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2008 = N/A

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 2.8

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 2.66

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2011 = N/A

Price/ Book = 3.62

Price/ Cash Flow = 21.23

Price/ Sales = 17.73

EV/EBITDA 12 Mo = 23.19

P/E/G F1 = N/A

Q1 Std Dev/ Consensus = N/A

R-squared EPS Growth 12/2011 = N/A

R-squared EPS Growth 09/2011 = N/A

P/E F1/ LT EPS Gr = N/A

Std Dev Cons Current Qtr = N/A

Median Est Next Qtr = 0.64

# Anlst in Cons Q3 = 1

Company : Chubb Corp (NYSE:CB)

Levered Free Cash Flow = N/A

Basic Key ratios

Percentage Held by Insiders = 0.69

Market Cap ($mil) = 19034

Number of Institutional Sellers 12 Weeks = N/A

3 Month % Chg Short Interest = n/a

Growth

Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 1678

Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 2174

Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 2183

12mo Net Incm this Q/ 12mo Net Incm 4Q's ago = -22.82

Q Net Incm this Q/ same qtr yr ago = -27.1

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = N/A

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 3226

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 3217

Net Incm Rpt Qtr ($mil) = 452

Anl Net Incm this Yr/ Net Incm last Yr = -22.82

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2011 = N/A

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2010 = 7

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2009 = 7.09

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 7.04

Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 13227

Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 12775

Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 12877

Dividend history

Div Yield = 2.28

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 2.6

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 2.58

Annual Dividend 12/2011 = 1.56

Annual Dividend 12/2010 = 1.48

Forward Yield = 2.4

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 7.04

R-squared Div Growth 12/2011 = 0.92

R-squared Div Growth 09/2011 = 0.9

Dividend sustainability

Payout Ratio 09/2011 = 0.3

Payout Ratio 06/2011 = 0.26

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 0.24

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 0.23

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 0.23

Change in Payout Ratio = 0.07

Performance

% Ch Price 52 Wks Rel to S&P 500 = 9.21

Std Dev Target Price Est = 6.77

Avg EPS Surprise Last 4 Qtr = 13.6

EPS % Change F2/F1 = 4.78

Next 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 9.67

Std Dev 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 0.58

EPS Gr Q(1)/Q(-3) = 103.55

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 12/2011 = -1.87

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 09/2011 = -0.81

ROE 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 14.42

ROE 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 14.84

ROE 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 15.22

Return on Investment 12/2011 = 7.59

Return on Investment 09/2011 = 7.9

Return on Investment 06/2011 = 9.32

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 21

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 20.71

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 20.46

Current Ratio 12/2011 = N/A

Current Ratio 09/2011 = 0.21

Current Ratio 06/2011 = 0.2

Curr Ratio 5 Yr Avg = 0.41

Quick Ratio = 0.21

Cash Ratio = 0.06

Interest Coverage 12/2011 = N/A

Interest Coverage 09/2011 = N/A

Interest Coverage 06/2011 = N/A

Valuation

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 12/2011 = N/A

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 09/2011 = 54.69

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 06/2011 = 53.98

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 6.4

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 5.58

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 6.14

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 5.9

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 5.12

Price/ Book = 1.22

Price/ Cash Flow = 11.22

Price/ Sales = 1.44

EV/EBITDA 12 Mo = 6.41

P/E/G F1 = 1.24

Q1 Std Dev/ Consensus = 0.06

R-squared EPS Growth 12/2011 = 0.17

R-squared EPS Growth 09/2011 = 0.04

P/E F1/ LT EPS Gr = 1.24

Std Dev Cons Current Qtr = 0.09

Median Est Next Qtr = 1.45

# Anlst in Cons Q3 = 17

Company : Colgate Palmolive (NYSE:CL)

Levered Free Cash Flow = 2.32B

Basic Key ratios

Percentage Held by Insiders = 0.37

Market Cap ($mil) = 44997

Number of Institutional Sellers 12 Weeks = 12

3 Month % Chg Short Interest = n/a

Growth

Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 2431

Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 2203

Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 2291

12mo Net Incm this Q/ 12mo Net Incm 4Q's ago = 10.35

Q Net Incm this Q/ same qtr yr ago = -5.45

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 4262

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 3865

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 3966

Net Incm Rpt Qtr ($mil) = 590

Anl Net Incm this Yr/ Net Incm last Yr = 10.35

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2011 = 5.98

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2010 = 5.91

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2009 = 5.31

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 13.16

Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 16734

Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 15564

Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 15327

Dividend history

Div Yield = 2.5

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 2.37

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 2.34

Annual Dividend 12/2011 = 2.27

Annual Dividend 12/2010 = 2.03

Forward Yield = 2.5

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 13.16

R-squared Div Growth 12/2011 = 0.95

R-squared Div Growth 09/2011 = 0.96

Dividend sustainability

Payout Ratio 09/2011 = 0.47

Payout Ratio 06/2011 = 0.48

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 0.43

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 0.43

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 0.43

Change in Payout Ratio = 0.03

Performance

% Ch Price 52 Wks Rel to S&P 500 = 14

Std Dev Target Price Est = 7.31

Avg EPS Surprise Last 4 Qtr = 0.2

EPS % Change F2/F1 = 9.67

Next 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 8.8

Std Dev 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 1.92

EPS Gr Q(1)/Q(-3) = -104.84

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 12/2011 = 11.74

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 09/2011 = 12.38

ROE 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 98.13

ROE 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 100.14

ROE 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 102.21

Return on Investment 12/2011 = 37.29

Return on Investment 09/2011 = 39.11

Return on Investment 06/2011 = 39.49

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 56.77

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 56.89

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 57.33

Current Ratio 12/2011 = 1.19

Current Ratio 09/2011 = 1.03

Current Ratio 06/2011 = 1.05

Curr Ratio 5 Yr Avg = 1.14

Quick Ratio = 0.83

Cash Ratio = 0.38

Interest Coverage 12/2011 = 61.53

Interest Coverage 09/2011 = 103.5

Interest Coverage 06/2011 = 88

Valuation

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 12/2011 = 5.25

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 09/2011 = 5.9

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 06/2011 = 6.43

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 3.38

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 3.87

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 4.37

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 4.84

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 5.03

Price/ Book = 17.71

Price/ Cash Flow = 15.55

Price/ Sales = 2.69

EV/EBITDA 12 Mo = 11.39

P/E/G F1 = 1.96

Q1 Std Dev/ Consensus = 0.02

R-squared EPS Growth 12/2011 = 0.97

R-squared EPS Growth 09/2011 = 0.98

P/E F1/ LT EPS Gr = 1.96

Std Dev Cons Current Qtr = 0.02

Median Est Next Qtr = 1.34

# Anlst in Cons Q3 = 18

Company : Walgreen Co (NYSE:WAG)

Levered Free Cash Flow = 2.04B

Basic Key ratios

Percentage Held by Insiders = 0.05

Market Cap ($mil) = 29184

Number of Institutional Sellers 12 Weeks = 1

3 Month % Chg Short Interest = n/a

Growth

Net Income ($mil) 12/2011 = 2714

Net Income ($mil) 12/2010 = 2091

Net Income ($mil) 12/2009 = 2006

12mo Net Incm this Q/ 12mo Net Incm 4Q's ago = 23.19

Q Net Incm this Q/ same qtr yr ago = -4.48

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2011 = 5451

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2010 = 4488

EBITDA ($mil) 12/2009 = 4222

Net Incm Rpt Qtr ($mil) = 554

Anl Net Incm this Yr/ Net Incm last Yr = 29.79

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2011 = 3.9

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2010 = 3.21

Cash Flow ($/sh) 12/2009 = 3

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 23.77

Sales ($mil) 12/2011 = 72184

Sales ($mil) 12/2010 = 67420

Sales ($mil) 12/2009 = 63335

Dividend history

Div Yield = 2.69

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 1.52

Div Yld 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 1.42

Annual Dividend 12/2011 = 0.75

Annual Dividend 12/2010 = 0.59

Forward Yield = 2.69

Div 5yr Growth 12/2011 = 23.77

R-squared Div Growth 12/2011 = 0.96

R-squared Div Growth 09/2011 = 0.96

Dividend sustainability

Payout Ratio 09/2011 = 0.34

Payout Ratio 06/2011 = 0.27

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 0.24

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 0.23

Payout Ratio 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 0.23

Change in Payout Ratio = 0.1

Performance

% Ch Price 52 Wks Rel to S&P 500 = -25.55

Std Dev Target Price Est = 7.17

Avg EPS Surprise Last 4 Qtr = 0.63

EPS % Change F2/F1 = 12.21

Next 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 12.01

Std Dev 3-5 Yr Est EPS Gr rate = 3.3

EPS Gr Q(1)/Q(-3) = -101.61

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 12/2011 = 4.96

5 Yr Hist EPS Gr 09/2011 = 4.77

ROE 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 16.47

ROE 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 16.58

ROE 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 16.65

Return on Investment 12/2011 = 14.11

Return on Investment 09/2011 = 14.32

Return on Investment 06/2011 = 14.13

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 12/2011 = 9.33

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 09/2011 = 8.63

Debt/Tot Cap 5 Yr Avg 06/2011 = 7.94

Current Ratio 12/2011 = 1.47

Current Ratio 09/2011 = 1.52

Current Ratio 06/2011 = 1.64

Curr Ratio 5 Yr Avg = 1.59

Quick Ratio = 0.53

Cash Ratio = 0.22

Interest Coverage 12/2011 = 52.94

Interest Coverage 09/2011 = 84.4

Interest Coverage 06/2011 = 52.83

Valuation

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 12/2011 = 16.72

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 09/2011 = 16.4

Book Value Qtr ($/sh) 06/2011 = 16.08

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2007 = 2.02

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2008 = 2.17

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2009 = 2.02

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2010 = 2.12

Anl EPS before NRI 12/2011 = 2.64

Price/ Book = 2

Price/ Cash Flow = 8.58

Price/ Sales = 0.4

EV/EBITDA 12 Mo = 5.59

P/E/G F1 = 1.05

Q1 Std Dev/ Consensus = 0.06

R-squared EPS Growth 12/2011 = 0.64

R-squared EPS Growth 09/2011 = 0.64

P/E F1/ LT EPS Gr = 1.05

Std Dev Cons Current Qtr = 0.04

Median Est Next Qtr = 0.63

# Anlst in Cons Q3 = 18

Conclusion

As the markets are extremely overbought our advice to long-term investors would be to wait for a strong pull back before jumping into the market.

EPS, Price consensus, EPS surprise and broker recommendation charts obtained from zacks.com. Dividend history charts sourced from dividata.com. Free cash flow yield and revenue growth charts sourced from Ycharts.com. Earning Vs expectation charts sourced from smatmoney.com. A large portion of the historical data used in this article was obtained from zacks.com

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