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

$319.02
+2.15 (+0.68 %)
(As of 12/5/2019 01:46 PM ET)
Today's Range
$316.63
Now: $319.02
$323.84
50-Day Range
$306.31
MA: $317.21
$325.04
52-Week Range
$255.09
Now: $319.02
$327.76
Volume8,405 shs
Average Volume442,352 shs
Market Capitalization$17.18 billion
P/E Ratio19.10
Dividend Yield1.84%
Beta0.97
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.22 billion
Cash Flow$21.60 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,600
Market Cap$17.18 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 11th will be paid a dividend of $1.44 per share on Sunday, December 1st. This represents a $5.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 7th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How will W W Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W W Grainger declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which allows the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $4.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $4.40 by $0.14. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.94 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 8.38% and a return on equity of 46.07%. The firm's revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $4.19 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 Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

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

W W Grainger issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $17.10-18.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $17.58. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.45-11.78 billion (+2-5%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.51 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

14 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $325.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $289.20 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for W W Grainger?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 2 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 headlines about GWW stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a coverage optimism score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for W W Grainger.

Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a drop in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,750,000 shares, a drop of 18.2% from the October 31st total of 2,140,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 369,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.7 days. Currently, 4.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View W W Grainger's Current Options Chain.

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

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), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Boeing (BA), 3M (MMM), Walmart (WMT), PepsiCo (PEP) and Home Depot (HD).

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.71%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.85%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.57%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (0.45%), Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. (0.40%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.36%). 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 major investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Squarepoint Ops LLC, Voya Investment Management LLC, Hancock Whitney Corp, Coho Partners Ltd., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and Scout Investments Inc.. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard and Paige K Robbins. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which major investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parnassus Investments CA, Millennium Management LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd, State Street Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System, First Trust Advisors LP and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is W W Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $319.02.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.18 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.View Additional Information About W W Grainger.

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:  461 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  732 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,193
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 12/5/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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