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Could RPM International Stock End 2017 on a Positive Note?

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RPM International to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings

According to a press release on December 11, 2017, RPM International (RPM) is set to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings on January 4, 2018, before the market opens. RPM International’s fiscal year is June 1–May 31.

In this series, we’ll provide an overview of RPM International’s stock performance, analysts’ revenue estimates for fiscal 1Q18, EPS (earnings per share) estimates, analyst recommendations, and RPM International’s latest valuation.

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This year, RPM stock’s performance has been disappointing. It has fallen 3.3% and underperformed the broad-based SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which has returned 19.5%. RPM has also underperformed peers Sherwin-Williams (SHW), PPG Industries (PPG), and Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA), which have risen 54.2%, 22.6%, and 17.5%, respectively.

RPM stock fell when its fiscal 4Q17 earnings missed analysts’ expectations, but then bounced back after RPM posted record fiscal 1Q18 earnings. RPM has continued to recover, and in fiscal 2018, it has acquired two companies to maintain its growth momentum. These developments suggest that it is working towards achieving its objective of $7.0 billion in revenue by 2020. If RPM beats analysts’ estimate in 2Q18, then it may be poised for a good run in fiscal 2018.

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