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Five companies with the Midas Touch


In some cases, companies don’t really have to pivot, they just have to make the best possible product, and make sure they stay one step ahead of the competition. Paint maker Sherwin-Williams (SHW) is a perfect example. The company makes a top quality paint, with a name that is trusted by both consumers and homebuilders alike. The stock has been a steady and consistent winner, in particular in recent years as the housing market has recovered as strongly as it has. Over the last five years, the company has grown earnings, per annum, by 16.9%, and analysts expect the company to continue growing nicely moving forward. Over the next five years, analysts see average annual earnings growth of 11.0%, which should easily allow the stock to continue building on its recent gains.


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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.