The Valspar Corp Company Profile (NYSE:VAL)

About The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)

The Valspar Corp logoThe Valspar Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing and distributing a range of coatings, paints and related products. The Company operates through two segments: Coatings and Paints. The Coatings segment includes its industrial product lines and packaging product line. The Company offers decorative and protective coatings for metal, wood and plastic primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The Paints segment includes consumer paints and automotive paint refinishes product lines. The Company offers a range of paints, primers, topcoats and aerosol spray paints through retailers, distribution networks and the Company-owned stores. The Company 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Construction
  • Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:VAL
  • CUSIP: 92035510
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $8.93 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 79,454,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $112.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $108.42
  • 52 Week Range: $97.62 - $112.69
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.74
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.40
  • P/E Growth: 5.27
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $4.21 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.12
  • Book Value: $13.45 per share
  • Price / Book: 8.36
  • Annual Dividend: $1.48
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
  • EBIDTA: $665.12 million
  • Net Margins: 8.42%
  • Return on Equity: 39.26%
  • Return on Assets: 9.07%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.40%
  • Current Ratio: 1.26%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
  • Average Volume: 754,902 shs.
  • Beta: 1.63

Frequently Asked Questions for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)

What is The Valspar Corp's stock symbol?

The Valspar Corp trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VAL."

How often does The Valspar Corp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Valspar Corp?

The Valspar Corp declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Thursday, June 8th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 30th. View The Valspar Corp's Dividend History.

How were The Valspar Corp's earnings last quarter?

The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March, 8th. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.73 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $907.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $893.56 million. The Valspar Corp had a return on equity of 39.26% and a net margin of 8.42%. The Valspar Corp's revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. View The Valspar Corp's Earnings History.

Where is The Valspar Corp's stock going? Where will The Valspar Corp's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for The Valspar Corp's stock. Their predictions range from $110.00 to $111.00. On average, they anticipate The Valspar Corp's stock price to reach $110.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The Valspar Corp.

Are investors shorting The Valspar Corp?

The Valspar Corp saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,110,806 shares, an increase of 58.2% from the April 28th total of 2,598,645 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 660,992 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Currently, 5.6% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who are some of The Valspar Corp's key competitors?

Who owns The Valspar Corp stock?

The Valspar Corp's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.47%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.85%), State Street Corp (4.31%), Morgan Stanley (1.92%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.56%) and Earnest Partners LLC (1.28%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Valspar Corp.

Who sold The Valspar Corp stock? Who is selling The Valspar Corp stock?

The Valspar Corp's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Tyrus Capital S.A.M., Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Earnest Partners LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace LLP and Glazer Capital LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Valspar Corp.

Who bought The Valspar Corp stock? Who is buying The Valspar Corp stock?

The Valspar Corp's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Commerce Bank, State Street Corp, Janus Capital Management LLC, HighVista Strategies LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Pentwater Capital Management LP and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Valspar Corp.

How do I buy The Valspar Corp stock?

Shares of The Valspar Corp can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of The Valspar Corp stock cost?

One share of The Valspar Corp stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.45.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.75)
Consensus Price Target: $110.50 (1.73% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/14/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$111.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$87.00 -> $110.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSellN/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price Target$82.00 -> $113.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingHold$88.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
2/19/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetNeutral$90.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
1/15/2016KeyCorpLower Price Target$96.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$88.00N/AView Rating Details
11/25/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$80.00 -> $92.00N/AView Rating Details
11/25/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$83.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
8/26/2015Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$90.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
5/28/2015GabelliUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Earnings by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Earnings History by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/8/2017Q1 2017$0.73$0.50$893.56 million$907.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2016Q416$1.50$1.37$1.16 billion$1.11 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/7/2016Q316$1.45$1.57$1.18 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2016Q216$1.26$1.22$1.12 billion$1.06 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q116$0.65$0.66$908.14 million$885.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/24/2015Q415$1.31$1.35$1.16 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q315$1.26$1.33$1.18 billion$1.15 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/27/2015Q215$1.10$1.11$1.11 billion$1.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q115$0.76$0.85$972.15 million$991.97 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/25/2014Q414$1.15$1.38$1.19 billion$1.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/12/2014Q314$1.16$1.21$1.19 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2014Q214$1.04$1.07$1.11 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q114$0.66$0.70$948.61 million$956.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2013Q4$0.92$0.97$1.09 billion$1.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2013Q3 2013$1.09$1.07$1.13 billion$1.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2013Q2 2013$0.91$0.91$1.05 billion$1.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q1 2013$0.67$0.60$922.05 million$875.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/20120.86$0.86$1.02 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2012$0.96$0.97ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2012$0.81$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.48$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/22/2011$0.70$0.84ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/15/2011$0.80$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/16/2011$0.64$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2011$0.38$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.62
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.18
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.70$0.75$0.73
Q2 20172$1.13$1.20$1.17
Q3 20172$1.47$1.48$1.48
Q4 20172$1.22$1.29$1.26
Q1 20181$0.74$0.74$0.74
Q2 20181$1.31$1.31$1.31
Q3 20181$1.66$1.66$1.66
Q4 20181$1.47$1.47$1.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Next Dividend:6/8/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.48
Dividend Yield:1.32%
Dividend Growth:12.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:34.02% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
32.39% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
29.48% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:35 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)

Dividend History by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.13%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
6/24/2015Howard C HeckesEVPSell8,000$84.82$678,560.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015Thierry VergnolDirectorBuy3,500$0.15$525.00
3/20/2015Thierry VergnolDirectorBuy46,000$0.17$7,820.00
3/16/2015Thierry VergnolDirectorBuy71,000$0.16$11,360.00
3/12/2015Thierry VergnolDirectorBuy54,000$0.15$8,100.00
1/12/2015Fran�Ois AuclairInsiderBuy7,500$0.20$1,500.00
12/11/2014Fran�Ois AuclairInsiderBuy4,000$0.23$920.00
11/28/2014Anthony L BlaineSVPSell16,000$83.00$1,328,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014John M BallbachDirectorBuy2,500$77.41$193,525.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Gary E HendricksonCEOSell84,500$79.12$6,685,640.00View SEC Filing  
3/26/2014John BallbachDirectorBuy1,075$72.75$78,206.25View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Mae JemisonDirectorSell1,700$71.85$122,145.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Mae JemisonDirectorSell1,000$63.91$63,910.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013John M BallbachDirectorBuy2,088$65.00$135,720.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Gary E HendricksonCEOSell116,865$73.65$8,607,107.25View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013John M BallbachDirectorBuy1,246$60.00$74,760.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
Latest Headlines for The Valspar Corp (NYSE:VAL)
DateHeadline logoThe Valspar Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:VAL) : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 7:32 PM logoPPG chief paints bold image in bid for Dutch rival - May 21 at 7:27 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Plans $0.37 Quarterly Dividend - May 19 at 7:36 PM logoValspar declares $0.37 dividend - May 19 at 4:55 PM logoThe Valspar Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VAL-US : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 1:32 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 16 at 2:08 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 12 at 10:56 AM logoRisk Arbitrage Today: Can Westar's Merger Be Saved? - May 6 at 3:26 PM logo Analysts Anticipate The Valspar Corp (VAL) to Announce $1.19 Earnings Per Share - May 4 at 8:14 AM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.34 - May 2 at 2:40 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows - April 29 at 11:35 AM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect The Valspar Corp (VAL) Stock Price - April 26 at 10:22 AM logoPositive Press Coverage Likely to Impact The Valspar Corp (VAL) Share Price - April 23 at 1:46 PM logoCramer Remix: The Sherwin-Williams & Valspar deal could be a profit primer for this stock - April 20 at 8:05 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.33 - April 20 at 7:45 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - April 17 at 12:18 PM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 17 at 10:56 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate The Valspar Corp (VAL) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.07 Billion - April 15 at 10:19 AM logoValspar Corp. (VAL) Rose To A New High After Sale Of Wood Coatings Business - April 13 at 10:50 PM logoSomewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact The Valspar Corp (VAL) Share Price - April 13 at 2:32 PM logo$1.19 EPS Expected for The Valspar Corp (VAL) This Quarter - April 13 at 9:38 AM logoBlog Coverage Valspar Divests its Wood Coatings Business to Axalta Coating Systems to Make Way for Merger - April 13 at 8:38 AM logoValspar to sell wood-coatings business for $420M to smooth Sherwin-Williams deal - April 12 at 12:05 PM logoRadiant Logistics (RLGT) & Valspar (VAL): Bull and Bear of the Day - April 10 at 7:58 PM logoBear Of The Day: Valspar Corp (VAL) - April 10 at 8:32 AM logoValspar Packaging Price Increase in the Americas and Europe - April 7 at 1:18 PM logoThe Valspar Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : VAL-US : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 1:18 PM logoSherwin-Williams: Avoid Expensive Shares Given Delay In Closing Valspar Deal - Seeking Alpha - March 27 at 8:24 AM logoValspar Packaging to Implement Price Increase in Asia - March 24 at 11:27 PM logoVALSPAR CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders - March 24 at 11:27 PM logoValspar Packaging Price Increase in Asia - March 23 at 10:08 PM logo11:00 am Valspar announces a price increase in Asia to offset a 'significant' rise in raw material costs effective April 1, 2017 - March 23 at 10:08 PM logoValspar Packaging Price Increase in Asia - PR Newswire - PR Newswire (press release) - March 23 at 3:49 PM logoForm 8-K SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO For: Mar 20 - March 22 at 5:39 AM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - March 21 at 12:13 PM logoSherwin-Williams And Valspar Extend Term Of Merger Agreement - March 21 at 9:40 AM logo8:31 am Valspar and Sherwin-Williams (SHW) extend the termination date of their previously announced merger from March 21 to June 21 - March 21 at 9:40 AM logoVALSPAR CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 21 at 9:40 AM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Reiterates “Hold” Rating for The Valspar Corp (VAL) - March 20 at 9:55 AM logoThe Valspar Corp (VAL) Earns “Hold” Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG - March 19 at 1:26 AM logoGrowth Opportunities for the Global Coil Coatings Market - March 16 at 5:40 AM logoValspar misses 1Q profit forecasts - March 10 at 10:13 AM logoValspar's (VAL) Q1 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat Estimates - March 10 at 10:13 AM logoQ1 2017 Valspar Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open - March 9 at 4:08 AM logoVALSPAR CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - March 9 at 4:08 AM logoPrivate payrolls — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday - March 7 at 8:38 PM logoValspar loss will leave a mark - March 3 at 5:11 AM logoValspar Corporation (VAL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2017 - Nasdaq - February 24 at 9:34 AM logoValspar Announces Date for Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results - February 24 at 9:34 AM logoValspar Declares Quarterly Dividend - February 17 at 5:47 AM



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