Graco Company Profile (NYSE:GGG)

About Graco (GGG)

Graco logoGraco Inc. designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. The Company specializes in equipment for applications that involve materials with viscosities, materials with abrasive or corrosive properties, and multiple-component materials that require ratio control. The Company operates through three segments: Industrial, Process and Contractor. The Industrial segment markets equipment and pre-engineered packages for moving and applying paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and other fluids. The Process segment markets pumps, valves, meters and accessories to move and dispense chemicals, oil and natural gas, water, wastewater, petroleum, food, lubricants and other fluids. The Contractor segment markets sprayers for architectural coatings for painting, corrosion control, texture and line striping. Its equipment is used in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Diversified Machinery
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: GGG
  • CUSIP: 38410910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $98.35
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $94.11
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $86.24
  • 52-Week Range: $69.33 - $108.81
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 140.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.86
  • P/E Growth: 3.03
  • Market Cap: $5.59B
  • Outstanding Shares: 56,002,000
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Net Margins: 3.06%
  • Return on Equity: 31.04%
  • Return on Assets: 14.55%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.53%
  • Current Ratio: 2.83%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.70%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Graco (NYSE:GGG) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $85.00 (21.49% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/11/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$89.00LowView Rating Details
2/1/2017WunderlichDowngradeBuy -> Hold$90.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016Deutsche Bank AGInitiated CoverageHold$83.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$89.00 -> $78.00N/AView Rating Details
5/25/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightN/AView Rating Details
4/14/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$85.00N/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$92.00N/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesDowngradeAccumulate -> Neutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Citigroup IncDowngradeNeutral$80.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
9/15/2015Alembic Global AdvisorsInitiated CoverageNeutral$70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Earnings by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Earnings History by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.75$1.05$315.62 million$340.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2017Q416$0.86$1.00$326.05 million$349.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/19/2016Q316$0.89$0.95$331.66 million$327.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q216$1.00$0.89$352.49 million$348.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$0.76$0.70$308.83 million$304.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/25/2016Q415$0.78$0.93$315.68 million$325.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.84$0.86$320.52 million$319.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.87$1.05$336.80 million$335.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.80$1.14$309.85 million$306.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q414$0.85$0.80$299.85 million$306.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.94$0.97$303.70 million$302.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.99$1.07$30.93 billion$322.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.82$0.81$282.11 million$290.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q413$0.77$0.71$270.69 million$271.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.83$0.89$272.80 million$277.04 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.85$0.92$281.29 million$286.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.73$0.84$271.60 million$269.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2013Q4 2012$0.60$0.68$251.24 million$253.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.70$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.68$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.61$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2012$0.51$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.66$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.44$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2011$0.41$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.72
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.92
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$0.73$0.78$0.75
Q2 20175$0.93$1.03$0.97
Q3 20175$0.95$1.02$0.99
Q4 20175$0.98$1.03$1.01
Q1 20182$0.75$0.80$0.78
Q2 20182$0.98$1.04$1.01
Q3 20182$1.05$1.08$1.07
Q4 20182$1.05$1.08$1.07
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Next Dividend:5/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.44
Dividend Yield:1.33%
Dividend Growth:9.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:202.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
38.50% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
35.73% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:12 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)

Dividend History by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 88.67%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/25/2017Eric EtchartDirectorSell302$98.20$29,656.40View SEC Filing  
4/24/2017Eric EtchartDirectorSell576$96.78$55,745.28View SEC Filing  
4/20/2017Elena PolyakovaInsiderSell360,000$0.12$43,200.00
4/19/2017Elena PolyakovaInsiderSell3,500$0.12$420.00
4/13/2017Elena PolyakovaInsiderSell91,500$0.12$10,980.00
3/24/2017Elena PolyakovaInsiderBuy20,000$0.12$2,400.00
3/15/2017Eric EtchartDirectorSell393$94.40$37,099.20View SEC Filing  
3/14/2017Elena PolyakovaInsiderBuy5,640$0.13$733.20
3/9/2017Martha A M MorfittDirectorSell3,600$92.16$331,776.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Jack W EugsterDirectorSell3,578$93.26$333,684.28View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Lee R MitauDirectorSell8,600$93.24$801,864.00View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Eric EtchartDirectorSell402$92.10$37,024.20View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Karen Park GallivanVPSell13,250$92.00$1,219,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017William J CarrollDirectorSell740$91.77$67,909.80View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017Sant R William VanDirectorSell8,600$90.82$781,052.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017Lee R MitauDirectorSell3,600$90.37$325,332.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2017David M LoweVPSell22,500$89.08$2,004,300.00View SEC Filing  
12/7/2016Martha A M MorfittDirectorSell7,100$83.00$589,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016William J CarrollDirectorSell3,600$81.37$292,932.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Caroline M ChambersVPSell8,000$81.98$655,840.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Karen Park GallivanVPSell10,000$80.00$800,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/10/2016Mark W SheahanVPSell47,000$79.13$3,719,110.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016Patrick J MchaleInsiderSell11,500$74.19$853,185.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2016Charles L RescorlaVPSell22,500$81.73$1,838,925.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Sant R William VanDirectorSell14,700$81.00$1,190,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Bernard J MoreauVPSell3,080$81.29$250,373.20View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Jack W EugsterDirectorSell1,799$81.56$146,726.44View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016David M AhlersVPSell23,500$81.88$1,924,180.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Peter J O'sheaVPSell8,700$77.76$676,512.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Elena PolyakovaDirectorBuy10,000$0.22$2,164.00
2/23/2016J Kevin GilliganDirectorSell8,600$77.06$662,716.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Bernard J MoreauVPSell4,600$78.00$358,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Sant R. William VanDirectorSell1,800$76.00$136,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Bernard J. MoreauVPSell4,000$76.52$306,080.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Jack W. EugsterDirectorSell2,324$75.91$176,414.84View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Karen Park GallivanVPSell5,000$76.32$381,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Lee R. MitauDirectorSell3,600$76.58$275,688.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Dale D. JohnsonVPSell17,811$72.45$1,290,406.95View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016William J. CarrollDirectorSell4,559$69.18$315,391.62View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016Mark W SheahanVPBuy592$69.53$41,161.76View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Peter J. O'sheaVPSell3,000$74.41$223,230.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2015Karen Park GallivanVPSell5,000$73.00$365,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Caroline M. ChambersVPSell4,000$72.60$290,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015William J CarrollDirectorSell3,000$73.78$221,340.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Ian Mcculloch KlassenDirectorBuy26,500$0.71$18,815.00
3/24/2015Ian Mcculloch KlassenDirectorSell9,500$0.84$7,980.00
12/4/2014David M LoweVPSell22,500$80.75$1,816,875.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014Brian J ZumboloVPSell14,500$81.00$1,174,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Sant R William VanDirectorSell7,900$79.95$631,605.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Caroline M ChambersVPSell2,000$79.68$159,360.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014James A GranerCFOSell22,500$80.00$1,800,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014Karen Park GallivanVPSell28,000$80.00$2,240,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Patrick J MchaleCEOSell45,000$75.72$3,407,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014James A GranerCFOSell15,000$78.00$1,170,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Sant R William VanDirectorSell3,600$78.00$280,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014William J CarrollDirectorSell6,988$77.10$538,774.80View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Mark D EberleinVPSell1,722$73.23$126,102.06View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Mark D EberleinVPSell11,100$76.61$850,371.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Mark EberleinVPSell2,300$76.39$175,697.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Dale JohnsonVPSell27,000$76.00$2,052,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2013Lee MitauDirectorSell3,600$78.58$282,888.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2013Dyke William VanDirectorSell3,000$76.40$229,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Karen Park GallivanVPSell45,000$73.00$3,285,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Caroline ChambersVPSell2,000$71.59$143,180.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013James GranerCFOSell7,998$74.02$592,011.96View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013James GranerCFOSell1,061$74.11$78,630.71View SEC Filing  
8/1/2013Mark W SheahanVPSell52,500$73.39$3,852,975.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Lee R MitauDirectorSell3,000$63.10$189,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Brian J ZumboloVPSell35,477$61.15$2,169,418.55View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Bernard J MoreauVPSell7,000$62.93$440,510.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Caroline M ChambersVPSell2,000$62.33$124,660.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013William J CarrollDirectorSell1,700$62.00$105,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Jack W EugsterDirectorSell3,000$61.89$185,670.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Patrick J MchaleCEOSell14,100$50.00$705,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
Latest Headlines for Graco (NYSE:GGG)
DateHeadline logoGraco Inc Profit Advances 54% In Q1 - April 27 at 12:57 AM logoGraco Raises Full-Year Sales Outlook - Quick Facts - April 27 at 12:57 AM logoGraco Reports Record First Quarter Sales and Operating Earnings - April 26 at 7:56 PM logoGraco beats Street 1Q forecasts - April 26 at 5:46 PM logoGraco (GGG) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.20 - April 26 at 12:56 PM logoElena Polyakova Sells 360,000 Shares of Graco Inc. (GGG) Stock - April 25 at 10:44 PM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Director Eric Etchart Sells 302 Shares - April 25 at 9:08 PM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Director Sells $55,745.28 in Stock - April 25 at 1:01 PM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - April 25 at 10:59 AM logoGraco (GGG) Getting Favorable News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 21 at 1:26 PM logoGraco, Inc. : GGG-US: Dividend Analysis : April 17th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 5:20 PM logoGraco (GGG) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.31 - April 18 at 7:13 PM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Insider Elena Polyakova Sells 91,500 Shares - April 18 at 4:58 PM logoTennant Declares Pricing of $300M Senior Notes Offering - April 17 at 11:19 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for Graco Inc. (GGG) - April 17 at 8:15 AM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $313.98 Million - April 15 at 9:32 AM logoGraco (GGG) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 14 at 8:46 PM logoGraco, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GGG-US : April 14, 2017 - April 14 at 9:56 AM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share - April 13 at 9:08 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Acuity Brands and Graco - April 10 at 11:24 AM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research - April 8 at 5:33 PM logoGraco Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call - April 7 at 10:00 AM logoETFs with exposure to Graco, Inc. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 10:00 AM logoGraco Inc. (GGG) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - March 30 at 12:46 PM logoGraco CEO Patrick McHale's compensation dipped in 2016 - March 16 at 6:39 PM logoJack W. Eugster Sells 3,578 Shares of Graco Inc. (GGG) Stock - March 8 at 7:01 PM logoGraco Launches Ultra® and Ultra® MAX Professional Airless Handheld Sprayers - March 6 at 5:05 PM logoGRACO INC Financials - February 24 at 6:39 PM logoGraco Rebrands and Redesigns Airlessco™ Airless Sprayer Line - February 22 at 5:39 PM logoGraco Launches Upgraded LineLazer® 3400 Airless Line Striper - February 20 at 4:57 PM logoGraco Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend - February 17 at 3:59 PM logoGraco Launches Breakthrough LineLazer® ES 1000 Electric Airless Striper - February 16 at 10:24 PM logoGraco's Applied Fluid Technology Division Introduces Rewards Program and New Products for the Spray Foam and Polyurea Industry - February 2 at 5:58 PM logoGraco downgraded by Wunderlich - February 1 at 6:04 PM logoGraco Downgraded At 24x Earnings - February 1 at 6:04 PM logoEdited Transcript of GGG earnings conference call or presentation 31-Jan-17 4:00pm GMT - February 1 at 4:09 AM logoGraco Targets Low Single-digit Organic Sales Growth In 2017 - Quick Facts - January 31 at 11:05 PM logoGraco's (GGG) CEO Patrick McHale on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - January 31 at 11:05 PM logoGraco Inc Q4 Profit Advances 8% - January 30 at 11:07 PM logoGraco Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Sales - January 30 at 6:07 PM logo4:17 pm Graco beats by $0.14, beats on revs; sees FY17 organic sales growth on a constant currency basis in the low single-digits - January 30 at 6:07 PM logoQ4 2016 Graco Earnings Release - After Market Close - January 30 at 11:50 AM logoIndustrial Product Q4 Earnings Due on Jan 30: GGG, IEX, PKG - January 27 at 7:19 PM logoGraco Names Dale Johnson President of its Worldwide Contractor Equipment Division - January 27 at 7:19 PM logoGraco Launches Patented RAC X™ Fine Finish Low Pressure (FF LP) SwitchTips™ - January 18 at 5:49 PM logoGRACO INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement - December 20 at 10:35 AM logoCompact Strollers That Make Traveling a Breeze - December 15 at 11:02 PM logoGraco Increases Regular Quarterly Dividend by 9 Percent - December 9 at 5:40 PM logo11:14 am Graco increases quarterly dividend to $0.36/share from $0.33/share - December 9 at 5:40 PM logoGRACO INC Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial Statements a - December 9 at 5:40 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Graco (NYSE:GGG)

What is Graco's stock symbol?

Graco trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GGG."

How often does Graco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Graco?

Graco announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Investors of record on Monday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.36 per share on Wednesday, May 3rd. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 12th.

How were Graco's earnings last quarter?

Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.75 by $0.30. The business had revenue of $340.59 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $315.62 million. Graco had a return on equity of 31.04% and a net margin of 3.06%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.70 EPS.

When will Graco make its next earnings announcement?

Graco is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

Where is Graco's stock going? Where will Graco's stock price be in 2017?

4 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Graco's stock. Their forecasts range from $78.00 to $90.00. On average, they expect Graco's stock price to reach $85.00 in the next year.

Who owns Graco stock?

Graco's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (1.59%), United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund (1.02%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.95%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.69%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (0.65%) and First Manhattan Co. (0.34%). Company insiders that own Graco stock include Bernard J Moreau, Caroline M Chambers, Charles L Rescorla, Dale D Johnson, David M Ahlers, David M Lowe, Elena Polyakova, Eric Etchart, Ian Mcculloch Klassen, J Kevin Gilligan, Jack W Eugster, Karen Park Gallivan, Lee R Mitau, Mark W Sheahan, Martha A M Morfitt, Patrick J Mchale, Peter J O'shea, Sant R William Van and William J Carroll.

Who sold Graco stock? Who is selling Graco stock?

Graco's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including United States Steel & Carnegie Pension Fund, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Bremer Trust National Association, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, North Point Portfolio Managers Corp OH and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. Company insiders that have sold Graco stock in the last year include Caroline M Chambers, Charles L Rescorla, David M Lowe, Elena Polyakova, Eric Etchart, Jack W Eugster, Karen Park Gallivan, Lee R Mitau, Mark W Sheahan, Martha A M Morfitt, Patrick J Mchale, Sant R William Van and William J Carroll.

Who bought Graco stock? Who is buying Graco stock?

Graco's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Confluence Investment Management LLC, ProShare Advisors LLC, Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, First Quadrant L P CA and Paragon Capital Management Ltd. Company insiders that have bought Graco stock in the last two years include Elena Polyakova, Ian Mcculloch Klassen and Mark W Sheahan.

How do I buy Graco stock?

Shares of Graco can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Graco stock cost?

One share of Graco stock can currently be purchased for approximately $108.26.

Graco (GGG) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

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