03 June 2008 16:48 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--US paint producer Sherwin-Williams on Tuesday reduced its profit outlook for the second quarter and the full year due to rapidly rising raw material costs and continued weakness in US housing.
Second-quarter net income per common share was expected at $1.40-1.50, compared with earlier guidance of $1.45-1.60, the company said.
For the full year, Sherwin cut its outlook to $3.60-4.10, compared with its earlier expectation of $4.70-4.85 and the $4.70 it achieved in 2007.
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Sherwin’s share price was down 4.33%, to $53.28, in Tuesday morning trading in New York.
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