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

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$292.36 -0.86 (-0.29 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 02:02 PM ET)
Previous Close$293.22
Today's Range$291.1290 - $295.30
52-Week Range$223.25 - $372.06
Volume284,198 shs
Average Volume513,216 shs
Market Capitalization$15.84 billion
P/E Ratio25.51
Dividend Yield1.93%
Beta1.12
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, metalworking tools, and various other products. It also offers inventory management solutions; and distributes fasteners, gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. The company serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. It offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through Websites. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Current Ratio2.44
Quick Ratio1.44

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.58
Cash Flow$17.2280 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.97
Book Value$32.45 per share
Price / Book9.01

Profitability

Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins6.51%
Return on Assets15.18%

Miscellaneous

Employees25,700
Market Cap$15.84 billion
OptionableOptionable

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, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be given a dividend of $1.36 per share on Saturday, December 1st. This represents a $5.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The industrial products company reported $4.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.23. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.83 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.84 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 45.22%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.79 earnings per share. 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 24th 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 Thursday, January 24th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

20 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for W W Grainger's stock. Their predictions range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $300.2631 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 14 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?

Headlines about GWW stock have been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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

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 50)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 60)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Chief Digital Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Joseph C. High, Exec. Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Scout Investments Inc. (0.19%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.04%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), First Midwest Bank Trust Division (0.01%) and Navellier & Associates Inc (0.01%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, James T Ryan, John L Howard, Joseph C High, 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 Boston Advisors LLC, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Legacy Advisors LLC, Navellier & Associates Inc, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, First Hawaiian Bank, Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A and Acropolis Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard and Ronald L Jadin. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., XR Securities LLC, CX Institutional, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors, Fox Run Management L.L.C. and First Midwest Bank Trust Division. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is W W Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $292.53.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $15.84 billion and generates $10.42 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $585.73 million in net income (profit) each year or $11.46 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 25,700 workers across the globe.

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:  409 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  657 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,066
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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