W W Grainger Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:GWW)

$292.18
+0.02 (+0.01 %)
(As of 09/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$289.60
Now: $292.18
$294.6550
50-Day Range
$262.97
MA: $275.97
$295.87
52-Week Range
$255.09
Now: $292.18
$361.17
Volume458,303 shs
Average Volume465,577 shs
Market Capitalization$15.94 billion
P/E Ratio17.50
Dividend Yield1.97%
Beta0.93
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$21.4996 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,600
Market Cap$15.94 billion
Next Earnings Date10/23/2019 (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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $1.44 per share on Sunday, September 1st. This represents a $5.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 9th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

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

W W Grainger declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which authorizes the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 24th. The industrial products company reported $4.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $4.65 by $0.01. The industrial products company earned $2.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.97 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 46.27% and a net margin of 7.32%. The firm's revenue was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.37 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, October 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 Wednesday, October 23rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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, July, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $17.10-18.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $17.85. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.45-11.78 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.70 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

15 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $365.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $292.9767 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

15 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 3 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?

News headlines about GWW stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a coverage optimism score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for W W Grainger.

Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,492,700 shares, a decline of 16.4% from the July 31st total of 2,982,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 482,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.2 days. Currently, 5.6% of the company's shares 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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Mcdonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD), Walmart (WMT), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Boeing (BA), 3M (MMM) and Netflix (NFLX).

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.79%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (7.54%), BlackRock Inc. (6.09%), BlackRock Inc. (6.09%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (2.23%) and Northern Trust Corp (2.22%). 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 institutional investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., APG Asset Management N.V., Point72 Asset Management L.P., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Janus Henderson Group PLC. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia and John L Howard. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Mackenzie Financial Corp, Eagle Asset Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc. and Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.. 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 $292.18.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $15.94 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:  444 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  707 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,151
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This page was last updated on 9/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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