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

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$66.79 -0.19 (-0.28 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 03:13 PM ET)
Previous Close$66.98
Today's Range$66.33 - $67.30
52-Week Range$58.48 - $75.59
Volume19,590 shs
Average Volume656,415 shs
Market Capitalization$4.51 billion
P/E Ratio19.68
Dividend Yield1.43%
Beta1.04
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

Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP38388F10
Phone410-531-4000

Debt

Current Ratio1.59
Quick Ratio0.99

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.72 billion
Price / Sales2.61
Cash Flow$5.0294 per share
Price / Cash Flow13.28
Book Value$3.89 per share
Price / Book17.17

Profitability

Net Income$11.20 million
Net Margins-1.31%
Return on Assets8.38%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,700
Market Cap$4.51 billion
OptionableOptionable

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. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 initiated a share repurchase program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

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

W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.09. The specialty chemicals company earned $494.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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%. The firm's revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $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?

9 analysts have issued 1-year price targets 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 stock price to reach $83.3750 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.4% 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?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W. R. Grace & Co in the last year. There are currently 9 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?

Press coverage about GRA stock has been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a media sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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. Hudson La Force III, CEO, Pres, COO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Mark A. Shelnitz, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 60)
  • Ms. Elizabeth C. Brown, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. William C. Dockman, Interim CFO, Chief Accounting Officer, VP & Controller (Age 59)
  • Mr. Jeremy F. Rohen, VP, Corp. Devel. & Investor Relations

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

W. R. Grace & Co's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Private Trust Co. NA (0.02%). Company insiders that own W. R. Grace & Co stock include Alfred E Festa, Elizabeth C Brown, Mark A Shelnitz, North Latitude Fund Lp 40, North Latitude Master Fund 40, 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 Private Trust Co. NA. 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 $66.51.

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

W. R. Grace & Co has a market capitalization of $4.51 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:  385 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  275 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  660
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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