NYSE:GWW - W W Grainger Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$286.73 +1.42 (+0.50 %)
(As of 12/11/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$285.31
Today's Range$284.08 - $293.86
52-Week Range$221.24 - $372.06
Volume498,200 shs
Average Volume801,358 shs
Market Capitalization$16.30 billion
P/E Ratio24.86
Dividend Yield1.88%
Beta1.1
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, metalworking tools, and various other products. It also offers inventory management solutions; and distributes fasteners, gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. The company serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. It offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through Websites. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
Current SymbolNYSE:GWW
Previous Symbol
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.02
Current Ratio2.44
Quick Ratio1.44

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio24.86
Forward P/E Ratio17.59
P/E Growth1.43

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.55
Cash Flow$16.4221 per share
Price / Cash Flow17.46
Book Value$32.45 per share
Price / Book8.84

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins6.51%
Return on Equity45.22%
Return on Assets15.18%

Miscellaneous

Employees25,700
Outstanding Shares56,320,000
Market Cap$16.30 billion
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, October 31st. Investors of record on Monday, November 12th will be paid a dividend of $1.36 per share on Saturday, December 1st. This represents a $5.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. 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 Tuesday, October, 16th. The industrial products company reported $4.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.23. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.84 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 45.22%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.79 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, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

How can I listen to W W Grainger's earnings call?

W W Grainger will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

18 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $308.2857 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% 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 2 sell ratings, 15 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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?

Headlines about GWW stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news 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 W Grainger earned a daily sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of W W Grainger's key competitors?

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 50)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 60)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Chief Digital Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Joseph C. High, Exec. Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.97%), BlackRock Inc. (5.75%), FMR LLC (3.18%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.05%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (2.87%) and TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC (2.07%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, James T Ryan, John L Howard, Joseph C High, 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 Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., Clearbridge Investments LLC, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and TD Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laura D Brown and Ronald L Jadin. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Morgan Stanley, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 $286.73.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $16.30 billion and generates $10.42 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $585.73 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.46 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 25,700 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  403 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  650 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,053
MarketBeat'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. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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