Sherwin-Williams (NYSE: SHW) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 18. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Sherwin-Williams's revenues will grow 7.0% and EPS will increase 18.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.75 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.57.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Sherwin-Williams recorded revenue of $2.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.14 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.11. GAAP EPS of $1.11 for Q1 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.95 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 44.4%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.55 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.91.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 454 members out of 507 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 195 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 184 give Sherwin-Williams a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sherwin-Williams is hold, with an average price target of $169.31.

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