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NYSE:GWW

W.W. Grainger - GWW Stock Forecast, Price & News

$487.10
-2.24 (-0.46%)
(As of 09/27/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$483.19
$496.98
50-Day Range
$471.45
$585.57
52-Week Range
$391.16
$588.62
Volume
365,758 shs
Average Volume
311,702 shs
Market Capitalization
$24.78 billion
P/E Ratio
19.21
Dividend Yield
1.41%
Price Target
$538.33

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.25 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.5% Upside
$538.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.66% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.44mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 19 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.17 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.70%
From $28.07 to $29.95 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.35 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

102nd out of 184 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) 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. It offers 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 inventory management and technical support 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.

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GWW Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/29/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/05/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Today
9/27/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
10/28/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP
38480210
Employees
24,200
Year Founded
1927

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$538.33
High Stock Price Forecast
$600.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$422.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.25
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.04 billion
Pretax Margin
13.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$13.02 billion
Cash Flow
$23.31 per share
Book Value
$41.92 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
45,784,000
Market Cap
$24.78 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.21

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Donald G. MacphersonMr. Donald G. Macpherson (Age 54)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $3.77M
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks MerriwetherMs. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether (Age 53)
    CFO & Sr. VP
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. John L. HowardMr. John L. Howard (Age 64)
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $1.66M
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
    Comp: $900.8k
  • Ms. Paige K. RobbinsMs. Paige K. Robbins (Age 53)
    Sr. VP & Pres of Grainger Bus. Unit
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Ms. Laurie R. Thomson (Age 47)
    VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy
    VP & CTO
  • Irene Holman
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki (Age 47)
    Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus.
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse (Age 49)
    Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience













GWW Stock - 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 twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings 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 forecast for 2022?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their GWW share price forecasts range from $422.00 to $600.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $538.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have GWW shares performed in 2022?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $518.24 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, GWW shares have decreased by 5.9% and is now trading at $487.90.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,210,000 shares, an increase of 11.0% from the August 31st total of 1,090,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 324,200 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.7 days. Approximately 2.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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 Friday, October 28th 2022.
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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 Friday, October 28th 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 earnings results on Friday, July, 29th. The industrial products company reported $7.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $6.72 by $0.47. The industrial products company had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.69 billion. W.W. Grainger had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 57.59% and a net margin of 9.23%. W.W. Grainger's revenue was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $4.27 earnings per share.
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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, July 27th. Investors of record on Monday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $1.72 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $6.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) pays an annual dividend of $6.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.39%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 51 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 27.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, GWW will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.97% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for GWW.

What guidance has W.W. Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W.W. Grainger issued an update on its FY 2025 earnings guidance on Wednesday, September, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $40.00-$40.00 for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $19.00 billion-$20.00 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).

What is W.W. Grainger's stock symbol?

W.W. Grainger trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GWW."

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

W.W. Grainger's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.15%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (3.53%), Northern Trust Corp (1.62%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.36%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.98%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.94%). Insiders that own company stock include Deidra C Merriwether, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is W.W. Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $487.90.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has a market capitalization of $24.82 billion and generates $13.02 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $1.04 billion in net income (profit) each year or $25.35 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

The company employs 24,200 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger's mailing address is 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The official website for the company is www.grainger.com. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at (847) 535-1000, via email at estorrelations@grainger.com, or via fax at 847-535-0878.

This page (NYSE:GWW) was last updated on 9/28/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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