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NYSE:GWWW W Grainger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$292.91
-2.53 (-0.86 %)
(As of 05/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$291.46
Now: $292.91
$295.97
50-Day Range
$238.76
MA: $276.54
$296.07
52-Week Range
$200.61
Now: $292.91
$346.60
Volume284,695 shs
Average Volume306,431 shs
Market Capitalization$15.66 billion
P/E Ratio20.94
Dividend Yield1.97%
Beta0.96
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. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.12 out of 5 stars


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$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$22.04 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share

Profitability

Net Income$849 million

Miscellaneous

Employees25,300
Market Cap$15.66 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W W Grainger's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

W W Grainger's stock was trading at $274.61 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, GWW shares have increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $292.91. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of W W Grainger?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for W W Grainger.

When is W W Grainger's next earnings date?

W W Grainger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 23rd 2020. View our earnings forecast 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, July 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.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $4.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $4.42 by $0.18. The industrial products company had revenue of $3 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.87 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 45.00% and a net margin of 6.56%. The business's revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $4.51 earnings per share. View W W Grainger's earnings history.

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, April 29th. Investors of record on Monday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of $1.44 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $5.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 8th. View W W Grainger's dividend history.

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

W W Grainger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

13 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $191.00 to $326.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $283.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.2%. View analysts' price targets for W W Grainger.

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about GWW stock have trended positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a media sentiment score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutW W Grainger.

Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a decline in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,000,000 shares, a decline of 10.7% from the April 15th total of 1,120,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 434,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Approximately 2.2% of the shares of the stock 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), Boeing (BA), Mcdonald's (MCD), PepsiCo (PEP), Netflix (NFLX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD), Walmart (WMT) and Caterpillar (CAT).

Who are W W Grainger's key executives?

W W Grainger's management team includes the following 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)

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 investors include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (7.64%), BlackRock Inc. (6.07%), State Street Corp (4.39%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (3.76%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.36%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard and Paige K Robbins. 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 Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Clearbridge Investments LLC, Invesco Ltd., Mackenzie Financial Corp, State Street Corp, Two Sigma Advisers LP, UBS Group AG, and Longview Partners Guernsey LTD. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, and Paige K Robbins. View insider buying and selling activity for W W Grainger.

Which major investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Eagle Asset Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Parnassus Investments CA, Darrell & King LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $292.91.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $15.66 billion and generates $11.49 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $849 million in net income (profit) each year or $17.29 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 25,300 workers across the globe.

What is W W Grainger's official website?

The official website for W W Grainger is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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