NYSE:GWW - W W Grainger Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $293.74 -1.26 (-0.43 %) (As of 04/26/2019 12:38 PM ET)Previous Close$295.00Today's Range$292.95 - $295.2452-Week Range$265.00 - $372.06Volume5,087 shsAverage Volume471,471 shsMarket Capitalization$16.29 billionP/E Ratio17.56Dividend Yield1.85%Beta1.01 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and internationally. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, and metalworking tools, as well as gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois. Receive GWW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GWW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:GWW Previous Symbol CUSIP38480210 CIK277135 Webwww.grainger.com Phone847-535-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.97 Current Ratio2.40 Quick Ratio1.34Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.56 Forward P/E Ratio16.35 P/E Growth1.35 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.22 billion Price / Sales1.45 Cash Flow$21.5037 per share Price / Cash Flow13.66 Book Value$38.81 per share Price / Book7.57Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$16.70 Net Income$782 million Net Margins7.12% Return on Equity46.09% Return on Assets16.31%Miscellaneous Employees24,600 Outstanding Shares55,444,000Market Cap$16.29 billion Next Earnings Date7/17/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions What is W W Grainger's stock symbol? W W Grainger trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GWW." 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, April 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 13th will be paid a dividend of $1.44 per share on Saturday, June 1st. This represents a $5.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 10th. This is a positive change from W W Grainger's previous quarterly dividend of $1.36. View W W Grainger's Dividend History. How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter? W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $4.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.42 by $0.09. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.88 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 7.12% and a return on equity of 46.09%. W W Grainger's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $4.18 EPS. View W W Grainger's Earnings History. When is W W Grainger's next earnings date? W W Grainger is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger. What price target have analysts set for GWW? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for W W Grainger's stock. Their predictions range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's share price to reach $311.7846 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for W W Grainger? 18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger. Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about GWW stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of W W Grainger's key competitors? Some companies that are related to W W Grainger include Deere & Company (DE), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), SCHNEIDER ELEC /ADR (SBGSY), Emerson Electric (EMR), ABB (ABB), Roper Technologies (ROP), FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Eaton (ETN), Johnson Controls International (JCI), MURATA MFG CO L/ADR (MRAAY), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), ATLAS COPCO AB/S (ATLKY), Komatsu (KMTUY) and ASSA ABLOY AB/S (ASAZY). 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), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD), Walmart (WMT), Boeing (BA), 3M (MMM), Netflix (NFLX) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT). Who are W W Grainger's key executives? W W Grainger's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Donald G. Macpherson, Chairman & CEO (Age 51)Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 61)Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Chief Digital Officer (Age 50)Mr. Joseph C. High, Exec. Officer (Age 64) Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders? W W Grainger's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ronna Sue Cohen (5.36%), BTIM Corp. (0.22%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Pennsylvania Trust Co (0.11%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.10%) and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. (0.05%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laura D Brown, Lucas E Watson, Paige K Robbins and Ronald L Jadin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for W W Grainger. Which institutional investors are selling W W Grainger stock? GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Meeder Asset Management Inc., BTIM Corp., NuWave Investment Management LLC, Ronna Sue Cohen, Toth Financial Advisory Corp and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia and John L Howard. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger. Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock? GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ronna Sue Cohen, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., DNB Asset Management AS, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Three Peaks Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Contravisory Investment Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger. How do I buy shares of W W Grainger? Shares of GWW 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 W Grainger's stock price today? One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $293.26. How big of a company is W W Grainger? W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $16.26 billion and generates $11.22 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $782 million in net income (profit) each year or $16.70 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 24,600 workers across the globe. What is W W Grainger's official website? The official website for W W Grainger is http://www.grainger.com. How can I contact W W Grainger? W W Grainger's mailing address is 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 847-535-1000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for W W Grainger (NYSE GWW)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 426 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 673 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,099MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about W W Grainger and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GWW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GWW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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