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

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$64.54 +0.72 (+1.13 %)
(As of 11/15/2018 12:14 PM ET)
Previous Close$63.82
Today's Range$63.41 - $64.64
52-Week Range$58.48 - $75.59
Volume8,066 shs
Average Volume764,347 shs
Market Capitalization$4.29 billion
P/E Ratio18.94
Dividend Yield1.50%
W. 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
Current SymbolNYSE:GRA
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.01
Current Ratio1.59
Quick Ratio0.99


Trailing P/E Ratio18.94
Forward P/E Ratio16.09
P/E Growth1.33

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.72 billion
Price / Sales2.53
Cash Flow$5.1263 per share
Price / Cash12.59
Book Value$4.17 per share
Price / Book15.48


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.40
Net Income$11.20 million
Net Margins-1.31%
Return on Equity98.65%
Return on Assets8.38%


Outstanding Shares67,240,000
Market Cap$4.29 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 Wednesday, October 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share on Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 13th. 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 has approved a share buyback program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.09. The specialty chemicals company earned $494.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $472.23 million. W. R. Grace & Co had a negative net margin of 1.31% and a positive return on equity of 98.65%. W. R. Grace & Co's quarterly revenue was up 15.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.90 EPS. 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 Thursday, February 14th 2019. 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 updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.00-4.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.97. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.91-1.92 billion (+11-12%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.89 billion.W. R. Grace & Co also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $4.00-4.05 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for GRA?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for W. R. Grace & Co's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $89.00. On average, they anticipate W. R. Grace & Co's share price to reach $83.3750 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.3% 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.

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

News headlines about GRA stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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)

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 (3.93%), Putnam Investments LLC (2.26%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (0.78%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.52%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.49%) and Panagora Asset Management Inc. (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 major investors are selling W. R. Grace & Co stock?

GRA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Putnam Investments LLC, Eos Focused Equity Management L.P., Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Quantbot Technologies LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Panagora Asset Management Inc. and Stanley Laman Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Grace & Co.

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

GRA stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Comerica Bank, Paloma Partners Management Co, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc., Twin Tree Management LP and Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.. 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 $64.46.

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

W. R. Grace & Co has a market capitalization of $4.29 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.

What is W. R. Grace & Co's official website?

The official website for W. R. Grace & Co is http://www.grace.com.

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:  374 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  268 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  642
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about W. R. Grace & Co and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GRA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GRA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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