No. 4: Sherwin-Williams
YTD Return: 60%
The paint company has a pretty colorful resume, too. Besides its impressive outperformance in the index, it’s also hanging out in all-time-high territory these days and is one of InvestorPlace‘s Dependable Dividend Stocks.
Tack that stable payout onto the SHW’s 60% year-to-date gains, and you’ve got a pretty appealing option. The only downside is that SHW’s run-up has dropped its dividend yield to just over 1%.
Still, Sherwin is looking like an all-star. Even the impact of negative currency couldn’t slow it down in the most recent quarter, as revenues jumped 10% and earnings rose by 27% year-over-year. Plus, in 2011, the company set a record in terms of revenue, bringing in around $8.7 billion. U.S.A! U.S.A!