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W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

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(As of 11/27/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $414.58
50-Day Range
MA: $385.96
52-Week Range
Now: $414.58
Volume140,600 shs
Average Volume351,014 shs
Market Capitalization$22.25 billion
P/E Ratio35.80
Dividend Yield1.48%
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, 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 headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.07 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$24.39 per share
Book Value$44.25 per share


Net Income$849 million


Market Cap$22.25 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2021 (Estimated)
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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W.W. Grainger's stock price 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 51.0% and is now trading at $414.58.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of W.W. Grainger?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than W.W. Grainger?

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When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

W.W. Grainger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 4th 2021.
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How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $4.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $4.13 by $0.39. The industrial products company had revenue of $3.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.98 billion. W.W. Grainger had a return on equity of 41.31% and a net margin of 5.37%. The business's revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $4.26 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $1.53 per share on Tuesday, December 1st. This represents a $6.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 6th.
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How will W.W. Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W.W. Grainger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

17 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $241.00 to $465.00. On average, they expect W.W. Grainger's share price to reach $359.14 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.4%.
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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), 3M (MMM), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald's (MCD), The Procter & Gamble (PG), The Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 52, Pay $2.68M)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57, Pay $1.36M)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 62, Pay $1.54M)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP and Chief Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Strategy Officer (Age 51, Pay $983.68k)
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether, Sr. VP & Pres of North American Sales and Service (Age 51, Pay $754.81k)
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy, Chief Technology Officer
  • Irene Holman, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki, Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus. (Age 45)
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience

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 BlackRock Inc. (7.34%), State Street Corp (4.30%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.26%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.98%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.88%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.69%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which major investors are selling W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AJO LP, State Street Corp, ProShare Advisors LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Federated Hermes Inc., and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold W.W. Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins, and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which major investors are buying W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., PGGM Investments, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ.
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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 $414.58.

How big of a company is W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $22.25 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 11/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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