W.W. Grainger (GWW) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$957.94
+15.87 (+1.68%)
(As of 02:03 PM ET)
Today's Range
$942.07
$961.98
50-Day Range
$935.67
$1,029.55
52-Week Range
$641.95
$1,034.18
Volume
116,523 shs
Average Volume
230,027 shs
Market Capitalization
$47.06 billion
P/E Ratio
26.46
Dividend Yield
0.78%
Price Target
$913.89

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.7% Downside
$913.89 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.81% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.12mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.66 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.11%
From $39.26 to $43.23 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.12 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

42nd out of 166 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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About W.W. Grainger Stock (NYSE:GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products and services primarily in North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. The company provides safety, security, material handling and storage equipment, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance, and metalworking and hand tools. It also offers technical support and inventory management services. The company serves smaller businesses to large corporations, government entities, and other institutions, as well as commercial, healthcare, and manufacturing industries through sales and service representatives, and electronic and ecommerce channels. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

GWW Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/02/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/09/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Today
4/23/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP
38480210
Employees
26,000
Year Founded
1927

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$913.89
High Stock Price Target
$1,125.00
Low Stock Price Target
$653.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-4.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.83 billion
Pretax Margin
15.17%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.48 billion
Cash Flow
$42.31 per share
Book Value
$69.33 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
44,465,000
Market Cap
$47.10 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.14

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Should I Buy W.W. Grainger Stock? GWW Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in W.W. Grainger, Inc.:

  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates in the wholesale trade - durable goods industry, providing a stable foundation for long-term growth and profitability.
  • The company offers a diverse range of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services, catering to various industries and customer segments.
  • With a strong presence in North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and internationally, W.W. Grainger has a broad market reach and potential for global expansion.
  • W.W. Grainger's focus on safety, security, and technical support services aligns with the increasing demand for workplace safety solutions, especially in the current business environment.
  • Considering the current stock price and the company's market position, investing in W.W. Grainger could offer potential value growth opportunities for investors.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in W.W. Grainger, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties can impact the demand for industrial products and services, affecting W.W. Grainger's revenue and profitability.
  • As a distributor of maintenance and repair products, W.W. Grainger may face challenges in maintaining competitive pricing strategies in a highly competitive market environment.
  • Changes in government regulations related to safety standards and trade policies could pose risks to W.W. Grainger's operations and financial performance.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices, especially in metalworking and plumbing equipment, may influence W.W. Grainger's cost structure and margins.
  • Investors should consider the impact of macroeconomic factors, such as interest rates and inflation, on W.W. Grainger's business operations and overall financial health.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these W.W. Grainger pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

GWW Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell W.W. Grainger stock right now?

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" GWW shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in GWW, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is W.W. Grainger's stock price target for 2024?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for W.W. Grainger's stock. Their GWW share price targets range from $653.00 to $1,125.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $913.89 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.7%.
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How have GWW shares performed in 2024?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $828.69 at the beginning of the year. Since then, GWW shares have increased by 15.8% and is now trading at $959.38.
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When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
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How can I listen to W.W. Grainger's earnings call?

W.W. Grainger will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 25th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $8.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $8.05 by $0.28. The industrial products company had revenue of $4 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.04 billion. W.W. Grainger had a net margin of 11.10% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 56.54%. W.W. Grainger's quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $7.14 EPS.
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How often does W.W. Grainger pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be paid a dividend of $1.86 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) pays an annual dividend of $7.44 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.79%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 53 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 20.55%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, GWW will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.21% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has W.W. Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W.W. Grainger updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 38.000-40.500 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 38.650. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.2 billion-$17.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $17.5 billion.

What is DG Macpherson's approval rating as W.W. Grainger's CEO?

543 employees have rated W.W. Grainger Chief Executive Officer DG Macpherson on Glassdoor.com. DG Macpherson has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of W.W. Grainger own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other W.W. Grainger investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 3M (MMM), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are W.W. Grainger's major shareholders?

W.W. Grainger's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.56%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), Raymond James & Associates (0.18%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.05%), Fruth Investment Management (0.04%) and Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.03%). Insiders that own company stock include Deidra C Merriwether, Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Kathleen S Carroll, Laurie R Thomson, Matt Fortin and Paige K Robbins.
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How do I buy shares of W.W. Grainger?

Shares of GWW stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does W.W. Grainger have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of W.W. Grainger: Acklands - Grainger Inc., Acklands-Grainger, Alliance Energy Solutions, Anfreixo, Apex Industrial Limited, Asia Pacific Brands, Bogle and Timms Limited, C.J. Bent & Son Limited, Cromwell, Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o., Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Cromwell Group (International) Limited, Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited, Cromwell Logistics Limited, Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools Sdn. Bhd., Cromwell sp. z.o.o., Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co., E & R Industrial Sales Inc., E&R Industrial, E&R Tooling and Solutions de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., East Midlands Property Developments Limited, Fabory Group, GHC Specialty Brands LLC, GMMI LLC, GWW UK Holdings Ltd., Gamut Supply LLC, Grainger Brasil Comércio e Distribuição Ltda., Grainger Brasil Participações Ltda., Grainger Canada Holdings ULC, Grainger Caribe Inc., Grainger Colombia Holding Company LLC, Grainger Dominicana SRL, Grainger Global Holdings Inc., Grainger Global Online Business Ltd, Grainger Global Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited, Grainger Guam L.L.C., Grainger Industrial Supply India Private Limited, Grainger International Holdings B.V., Grainger International Inc., Grainger Management LLC, Grainger Mexico LLC, Grainger Panama Services S. de R.L., Grainger Procurement Company LLC, Grainger Registry Services LLC, Grainger S.A. de C.V., Grainger Service Holding Company Inc., Grainger Services International Inc., Grainger Singapore Pte. Ltd., IB MonotaRO Private Limited, Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings Inc., Imperial Supplies LLC, India Pacific Brands, LN Participações Ltda., Lab Safety Supply, MRO Soluciones S.A. de C.V., Merlin Business Software Limited, MonotaRO Co., MonotaRO Co. Ltd., Mountain Ventures WWG IV LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG V LLC, NAVIMRO Co. Ltd., Norwell Engineering Limited, PT Cromwell Tools, PT MonotaRO Indonesia, Safety Registry Services LLC, Safety Solutions, Safety Solutions Inc., SafetyCertified, Techni-Tool, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) NI Limited, WFS (USA) Ltd., WFS Enterprises, WFS Holding Company Inc., WFS Ltd., WWG Servicios S.A. de C.V., WWG de Mexico S.A. de C.V., WWGH LLC, Windsor Factory Supply Inc., Zoro IP Holdings LLC, Zoro Tools Europe GmbH in Liquidation, Zoro Tools Inc., and Zoro UK Limited.
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This page (NYSE:GWW) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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