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

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$77.54 +0.55 (+0.71 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$76.99
Today's Range$77.04 - $77.89
52-Week Range$58.48 - $77.89
Volume518,504 shs
Average Volume712,000 shs
Market Capitalization$5.19 billion
P/E Ratio18.73
Dividend Yield1.25%
W.R. Grace & Co. engages in the production and sale of chemicals and materials. It operates through the Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies segments. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment includes materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded by William Russell Grace in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.93 billion
Cash Flow$5.1487 per share
Book Value$3.89 per share


Net Income$167.60 million


Market Cap$5.19 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share on Thursday, March 21st. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 27th. This is a boost from W. R. Grace & Co's previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. View W. R. Grace & Co's Dividend History.

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

W. R. Grace & Co announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $250,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.11. The specialty chemicals company had revenue of $520 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $498.24 million. W. R. Grace & Co had a net margin of 8.67% and a return on equity of 101.46%. The firm's revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.98 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, April 24th 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 FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.53-4.63 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.048-2067.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.02 billion.W. R. Grace & Co also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.53-4.63 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for GRA?

9 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for W. R. Grace & Co's shares. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $89.00. On average, they expect W. R. Grace & Co's share price to reach $83.3750 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% 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?

Media coverage about GRA stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores 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 five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W. R. Grace & Co earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the specialty chemicals company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely 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?

What other stocks do shareholders of W. R. Grace & Co own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other W. R. Grace & Co investors own include Under Armour (UAA), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), General Electric (GE), Celgene (CELG), Walmart (WMT), Packaging Corp Of America (PKG), Southwest Airlines (LUV) and Visa (V).

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

W. R. Grace & Co's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Andrew Hudson La Force, President, CEO, COO & Director
  • William C. Dockman, Chief Financial Officer, Controller & VP
  • Mark A. Shelnitz, Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  • Elizabeth C. Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer & VP
  • Thomas Petti, President-Refining Technologies

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

W. R. Grace & Co's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Iridian Asset Management LLC CT (4.33%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.93%), Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. (0.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.49%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.43%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.17%). 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 Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Nomura Holdings Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Rhumbline Advisers, Private Trust Co. NA and Oakbrook Investments LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for W. R. Grace & Co.

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

GRA stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Geode Capital Management LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Amalgamated Bank, California State Teachers Retirement System and HL Financial Services LLC. Company insiders that have bought W. R. Grace & Co stock in the last two years include Alfred E Festa, Elizabeth C Brown, North Latitude Fund Lp 40, North Latitude Master Fund 40 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 $77.54.

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

W. R. Grace & Co has a market capitalization of $5.19 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The specialty chemicals company earns $167.60 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.14 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:  391 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  279 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  670
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 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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