W.W. Grainger Company Profile (NYSE:GWW)

About W.W. Grainger

W.W. Grainger logoW.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Grainger operates through two segments: the United States and Canada. The United States segment offers a selection of maintenance, repair and operating supplies, and other related products and services. The Canada segment includes Acklands - Grainger Inc. (Ackland - Grainger), which is a distributor of industrial and safety supplies. The Company's others businesses include The Fabory Group (Fabory), MonotaRO Co. (MonotaRO), Grainger Mexico and Zoro Tools, Inc. (Zoro). Fabory is a European distributor of fasteners, tools and industrial supplies. Zoro is an online distributor of MRO products serving businesses and consumers through its Website, Zoro.com.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Industrial Equipment Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Trading Companies & Distributors
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: GWW
  • CUSIP: 38480210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $216.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $226.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $226.40
  • 52-Week Range: $60,422,000.00 - $176.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 19.70
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.37
  • P/E Growth: 3.08
  • Market Cap: $13.09B
  • Outstanding Shares: 60,422,000
  • Beta: 0.77
  • Net Margins: 6.91%
  • Return on Equity: 31.26%
  • Return on Assets: 12.46%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.79%
  • Current Ratio: 1.94%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.08%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.82)
Consensus Price Target: $226.93 (4.79% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/19/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingUnderperform$211.00View Rating Details
9/4/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform$274.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetBuy$300.00 -> $270.00View Rating Details
7/20/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetUnderperform$197.00 -> $187.00View Rating Details
7/18/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$209.00 -> $213.00View Rating Details
6/17/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Neutral$222.00View Rating Details
5/7/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingSell$186.00View Rating Details
4/18/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/19/2016Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
4/19/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
4/18/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price TargetSell$192.00 -> $202.00View Rating Details
4/1/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
3/28/2016WunderlichBoost Price Target$302.00 -> $320.00View Rating Details
3/21/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageBuy$274.00View Rating Details
3/14/2016SusquehannaBoost Price Target$203.00 -> $208.00View Rating Details
12/18/2015KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details
11/17/2015Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral -> Underweight$220.00 -> $183.00View Rating Details
10/19/2015StephensDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
8/31/2015William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
3/25/2015GabelliUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/17/2014FBR & CoLower Price TargetMarket Perform$255.00 -> $243.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/19/2016Q216$3.17$2.89$2.58 billion$2.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/18/2016Q116$2.86$3.18$2.49 billion$2.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q415$2.24$2.49$2.47 billion$2.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2015Q315$3.06$3.03$2.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2015Q215$3.05$3.27$2.52 billion$2.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2015Q115$3.11$3.10$2.46 billion$2.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q414$1.25$2.80$2.50 billion$2.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2014Q314$3.29$3.30$2.57 billion$2.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/17/2014Q214$3.11$3.09$2.55 billion$2.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2014Q114$2.96$3.07$2.39 billion$2.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2014Q413$2.63$2.59$2.37 billion$2.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2013Q313$3.06$2.95$2.43 billion$2.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2013Q2 2013$2.96$3.03$2.40 billion$2.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$2.74$2.94$2.31 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/24/2013Q4 2012$2.61$2.42$2.24 billion$2.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$2.90$2.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/18/2012$2.62$2.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$2.52$2.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$2.12$2.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$2.33$2.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$2.12$2.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/18/2011$1.79$2.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$1.68$1.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $11.54 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $12.47 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20168$2.83$3.10$2.90
Q2 20164$3.15$3.24$3.18
Q3 20164$2.96$3.02$2.99
Q4 20164$2.41$2.58$2.47
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
Annual Dividend:$4.88
Dividend Yield:2.25%
Dividend Growth:14.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.40% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.29% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
39.13% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:44 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 9.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 82.63%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/26/2016Joseph C HighVPSell1,722$220.00$378,840.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Laura D BrownVPSell1,776$225.61$400,683.36View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016Joseph C HighVPSell3,283$234.09$768,517.47View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Laura D BrownVPSell242$219.00$52,998.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016William LomaxVPSell4,849$220.86$1,070,950.14View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Rodney C. AdkinsDirectorBuy400$216.59$86,636.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015Joseph C HighVPSell2,321$229.02$531,555.42View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015Laura D. BrownVPSell2,500$230.00$575,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2015William LomaxVPSell1,300$225.00$292,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015James T. RyanCEOSell16,789$217.86$3,657,651.54View SEC Filing  
7/22/2015Ronald L JadinVPSell3,400$228.76$777,784.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2015Donald G MacphersonVPSell3,000$235.64$706,920.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2015Court D CarruthersVPSell7,967$239.09$1,904,830.03View SEC Filing  
5/21/2015James T RyanCEOSell5,300$245.64$1,301,892.00View SEC Filing  
4/23/2015Joseph C HighVPSell1,136$243.25$276,332.00View SEC Filing  
4/16/2015Laura D BrownVPSell4,300$252.00$1,083,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Donald G MacphersonVPSell3,000$231.89$695,670.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2015Donald G MacphersonVPSell2,728$238.53$650,709.84View SEC Filing  
12/22/2014Court D CarruthersVPSell5,934$256.33$1,521,062.22View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Donald G MacphersonVPSell3,000$245.78$737,340.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014John L HowardVPSell9,100$245.02$2,229,682.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014William LomaxVPSell1,500$250.00$375,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Donald G MacphersonVPSell1,900$247.80$470,820.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014Donald G MacphersonVPSell3,000$261.66$784,980.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Court D CarruthersVPSell2,715$266.50$723,547.50View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Ronald L JadinCFOSell2,341$254.72$596,299.52View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Gregory IrvingVPSell1,858$252.90$469,888.20View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014Donald MacphersonVPSell3,000$251.76$755,280.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Laura BrownVPSell1,544$248.38$383,498.72View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014John HowardVPSell2,692$247.52$666,323.84View SEC Filing  
1/14/2014Court CarruthersVPSell3,795$258.86$982,373.70View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Donald MacphersonVPSell3,000$249.56$748,680.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2013Court D CarruthersVPSell5,000$255.28$1,276,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Donald MacphersonVPSell3,000$266.94$800,820.00View SEC Filing  
7/26/2013Michael A PulickSVPSell1,000$255.46$255,460.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2013Court D CarruthersVPSell5,000$261.17$1,305,850.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Donald G MacphersonVPSell3,000$252.29$756,870.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Brian P AndersonDirectorSell1,670$258.50$431,695.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Court D CarruthersVPSell2,471$254.84$629,709.64View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013James T RyanCEOSell22,662$260.00$5,892,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Ronald L JadinCFOSell2,000$256.06$512,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Laura D BrownVPSell2,700$252.18$680,886.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Chart for Sunday, September, 25, 2016

Last Updated on 9/25/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff