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

$980.90
+7.44 (+0.76%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$972.91
$983.14
50-Day Range
$809.42
$980.90
52-Week Range
$625.97
$983.14
Volume
192,977 shs
Average Volume
220,091 shs
Market Capitalization
$48.23 billion
P/E Ratio
27.09
Dividend Yield
0.76%
Price Target
$864.44

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.9% Downside
$864.44 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.96% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.64mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$6.86 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.74%
From $39.22 to $43.04 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.

3.88 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

45th 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. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products and services in the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. The company provides safety and security supplies, material handling and storage equipment, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance supplies, and metalworking and hand tools. It also offers technical support and inventory management services. The company serves businesses, corporations, government entities, and other institutions 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
Today
3/01/2024
Dividend Payable
3/01/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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
$864.44
High Stock Price Target
$1,000.00
Low Stock Price Target
$653.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-11.9%
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
$41.87 per share
Book Value
$69.98 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
44,305,000
Market Cap
$48.23 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.13

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

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of W.W. Grainger was last updated on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:19 PM.

Pros

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

  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products and services in multiple countries, providing a diverse revenue stream.
  • Strong customer base including businesses, institutions, and government agencies, ensuring consistent demand for products and services.
  • Utilization of technology such as electronic and ecommerce channels for sales, enhancing efficiency and reaching a wider customer base.
  • Long-standing history since 1927, indicating stability and experience in the industry.
  • Current stock price is favorable for potential investors, offering a good entry point for investment.

Cons

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

  • Market competition from other distributors of maintenance, repair, and operating products may impact profitability.
  • Economic downturns or fluctuations could affect demand for products and services, leading to potential revenue declines.
  • Dependence on customer service representatives for sales may pose challenges in scaling operations efficiently.
  • Global economic uncertainties and trade tensions could impact international operations and revenue growth.
  • Regulatory changes or compliance issues in different countries may add complexity and costs to the business.














GWW Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities 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 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for W.W. Grainger's stock. Their GWW share price targets range from $653.00 to $1,000.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $864.44 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.9%.
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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 2024. Since then, GWW stock has increased by 18.4% and is now trading at $980.90.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,320,000 shares, an increase of 7.3% from the January 31st total of 1,230,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 244,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.4 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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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 were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $8.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $8.05 by $0.28. The industrial products company earned $4 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $1.86 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $7.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.76%. 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 0.77%. 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 17.29% 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 issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 2nd. The company provided EPS 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.61%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.16%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (1.97%), Northern Trust Corp (1.42%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.39%) and Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.13%). 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 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff