NYSE:GRA - W. R. Grace & Co Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$74.07 +0.15 (+0.20 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 03:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$74.06
Today's Range$73.35 - $74.11
52-Week Range$58.48 - $77.37
Volume18,061 shs
Average Volume458,932 shs
Market Capitalization$4.94 billion
P/E Ratio21.79
Dividend Yield1.31%
Beta1.34
W. R. Grace & Co logoW. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates through two segments, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; FCC additives; and methanol-to-olefins catalysts for the conversion of methanol into petrochemical feeds, including ethylene and propylene. This segment also provides hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter products; polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts used in various industrial, environmental, and consumer applications, as well as gas-phase polypropylene process technology to manufacture polypropylene products. The Grace Materials Technologies segment offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials for use in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. W. R. Grace & Co. was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
SymbolNYSE:GRA
CUSIP38388F10
Phone410-531-4000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio6.66
Current Ratio1.57
Quick Ratio0.96

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio21.79
Forward P/E Ratio18.66
P/E Growth1.54

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.72 billion
Price / Sales2.90
Cash Flow$5.1118 per share
Price / Cash14.49
Book Value$3.89 per share
Price / Book19.04

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.40
Net Income$11.20 million
Net Margins0.38%
Return on Equity84.83%
Return on Assets8.32%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,700
Outstanding Shares67,240,000
Market Cap$4.94 billion

W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is W. R. Grace & Co's stock symbol?

W. R. Grace & Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GRA."

How often does W. R. Grace & Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for W. R. Grace & Co?

W. R. Grace & Co announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share on Thursday, September 6th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 15th. View W. R. Grace & Co's Dividend History.

How will W. R. Grace & Co's stock buyback program work?

W. R. Grace & Co declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were W. R. Grace & Co's earnings last quarter?

W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 26th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.12. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $485.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $472.76 million. W. R. Grace & Co had a return on equity of 84.83% and a net margin of 0.38%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.84 earnings per share. View W. R. Grace & Co's Earnings History.

When is W. R. Grace & Co's next earnings date?

W. R. Grace & Co is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for W. R. Grace & Co.

What guidance has W. R. Grace & Co issued on next quarter's earnings?

W. R. Grace & Co issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.90-4.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.90. The company issued revenue guidance of +9-11% to ~$1.87-$1.905 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.89 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GRA?

8 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for W. R. Grace & Co's stock. Their predictions range from $70.00 to $92.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Grace & Co's share price to reach $84.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W. R. Grace & Co.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for W. R. Grace & Co?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Grace & Co in the last year. There are currently 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for W. R. Grace & Co.

Who are some of W. R. Grace & Co's key competitors?

Who are W. R. Grace & Co's key executives?

W. R. Grace & Co's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Alfred E. Festa, Chairman & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Hudson La Force III, Pres, COO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Mark A. Shelnitz, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 59)
  • Ms. Elizabeth C. Brown, VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. William C. Dockman, Interim CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Controller (Age 58)

Has W. R. Grace & Co been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about GRA stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for W. R. Grace & Co.

Who are W. R. Grace & Co's major shareholders?

W. R. Grace & Co's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (3.65%), Putnam Investments LLC (2.35%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (0.81%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.55%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.55%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.21%). Company insiders that own W. R. Grace & Co stock include Alfred E Festa, Elizabeth C Brown, Mark A Shelnitz, Thomas E Blaser and William C Dockman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for W. R. Grace & Co.

Which institutional investors are selling W. R. Grace & Co stock?

GRA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Putnam Investments LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System, Eos Focused Equity Management L.P. and Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Grace & Co.

Which institutional investors are buying W. R. Grace & Co stock?

GRA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LMR Partners LLP, Nomura Holdings Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Twin Capital Management Inc., S. Muoio & CO. LLC, Tiverton Asset Management LLC and Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have bought W. R. Grace & Co stock in the last two years include Alfred E Festa, Elizabeth C Brown and Thomas E Blaser. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Grace & Co.

How do I buy shares of W. R. Grace & Co?

Shares of GRA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is W. R. Grace & Co's stock price today?

One share of GRA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $74.07.

How big of a company is W. R. Grace & Co?

W. R. Grace & Co has a market capitalization of $4.94 billion and generates $1.72 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $11.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.40 on an earnings per share basis. W. R. Grace & Co employs 3,700 workers across the globe.

How can I contact W. R. Grace & Co?

W. R. Grace & Co's mailing address is 7500 GRACE DRIVE, COLUMBIA MD, 21044. The specialty chemicals company can be reached via phone at 410-531-4000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE GRA)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  361 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  261 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  622
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This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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