About W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The Company operates through two segments, which include the United States and Canada. The Company's business support functions provide coordination and guidance in the areas of accounting and finance, business development, communications and investor relations, compensation and benefits, information systems, health and safety, global supply chain functions, human resources, risk management, internal audit, legal, real estate, security, tax and treasury. The Company's other businesses also include Zoro Tools, Inc. (Zoro), the single channel online business in the United States, MonotaRO Co. (MonotaRO) in Japan, and operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry IND PRODS/SVC
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
Trailing P/E Ratio27.9610778443114
Forward P/E Ratio19.86
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.48
Cash Flow$15.95 per share
Price / Cash17.22
Book Value$32.45 per share
Price / Book8.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Return on Equity35.76%
Return on Assets11.51%
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, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be paid a dividend of $1.28 per share on Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $5.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.
How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?
W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 24th. The industrial products company reported $2.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.76. The industrial products company earned $2.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.57 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 5.62% and a return on equity of 35.76%. The firm's revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.45 EPS. View W W Grainger's Earnings History.
When will W W Grainger make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has W W Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?
W W Grainger updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $12.95-14.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $11.41. The company issued revenue guidance of +3-7% to ~$10.74-11.15 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.88 billion.
Where is W W Grainger's stock going? Where will W W Grainger's stock price be in 2018?
17 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $320.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $229.09 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger.
Who are some of W W Grainger's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to W W Grainger include Assa Abloy (ASAZY), Cintas (CTAS), Toray Inds (TRYIY), Ashtead Group (ASHTY), Kion Group (KIGRY), Avery Dennison (AVY), Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS), Allegion (ALLE), HD Supply (HDS), ADT (ADT), HALMA (HLMAF), G4S (GFSZY), MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), Cimpress (CMPR), Proto Labs (PRLB), MSA Safety (MSA), UniFirst (UNF) and Belden (BDC).
Who are W W Grainger's key executives?
W W Grainger's management team includes the folowing people:
- Donald G. Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 49)
- John L. Howard, Senior Vice President, General Counsel (Age 59)
- Laura D. Brown, Senior Vice President - Communications and Investor Relations (Age 53)
- Joseph C. High, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer (Age 62)
- Paige K. Robbins, Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain, Branch Network, Contact Centers and Corporate Strategy (Age 48)
- Greg Harman, Chief Information Officer
- Eric R. Tapia, Vice President, Controller (Age 40)
- Stuart L. Levenick, Lead Independent Director (Age 63)
- Beatriz R. Perez, Director
- Lucas E. Watson, Director
Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media coverage about GWW stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.76 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
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 Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (9.16%), BlackRock Inc. (6.24%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (3.11%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (3.06%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.55%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.52%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include 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 major investors are selling W W Grainger stock?
GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Mackenzie Financial Corp, Haverford Trust Co., Deutsche Bank AG, Jefferies Group LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Two Sigma Advisers LP. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laura D Brown 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Element Capital Management LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., Macquarie Group Ltd., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and Teachers Advisors LLC. 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 $274.64.
How big of a company is W W Grainger?
W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $16.02 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 $10.02 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 25,700 workers across the globe.
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]
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W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||1.88||1.88||1.81||1.69|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||4 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|4 Sell Rating(s)|
10 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|4 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|4 Sell Rating(s)|
9 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$229.09||$228.45||$190.92||$179.36|
|Price Target Upside: ||16.59% downside||20.01% downside||6.17% downside||9.41% upside|
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Consensus Price Target History
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/23/2016 forward)
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
W W Grainger (NYSE GWW) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|1/24/2018||Q4 2017||$2.18||$2.94||$2.57 billion||$2.63 billion||View||Listen|
|10/17/2017||Q3 2017||$2.56||$2.90||$2.65 billion||$2.64 billion||View||N/A|
|7/19/2017||Q2 2017||$2.65||$2.74||$2.63 billion||$2.62 billion||View||N/A|
|4/18/2017||Q1 2017||$2.99||$2.88||$2.57 billion||$2.54 billion||View||N/A|
|1/25/2017||Q416||$2.36||$2.45||$2.46 billion||$2.47 billion||View||N/A|
|10/18/2016||Q316||$2.99||$3.06||$2.59 billion||$2.60 billion||View||Listen|
|7/19/2016||Q216||$3.17||$2.89||$2.58 billion||$2.60 million||View||Listen|
|4/18/2016||Q116||$2.86||$3.18||$2.49 billion||$2.50 billion||View||N/A|
|1/26/2016||Q415||$2.24||$2.49||$2.47 billion||$2.48 billion||View||Listen|
|10/16/2015||Q315||$3.06||$3.03||$2.55 billion||$2.53 billion||View||Listen|
|7/17/2015||Q215||$3.05||$3.27||$2.52 billion||$2.52 billion||View||Listen|
|4/16/2015||Q115||$3.14||$3.10||$2.46 billion||$2.40 billion||View||N/A|
|1/26/2015||Q414||$2.83||$2.80||$2.50 billion||$2.51 billion||View||N/A|
|10/16/2014||Q314||$3.28||$3.30||$2.57 billion||$2.60 billion||View||Listen|
|7/17/2014||Q214||$3.11||$3.09||$2.55 billion||$2.51 billion||View||N/A|
|4/16/2014||Q114||$2.97||$3.07||$2.39 billion||$2.39 billion||View||N/A|
|1/24/2014||Q413||$2.63||$2.59||$2.37 billion||$2.38 billion||View||N/A|
|10/16/2013||Q313||$3.06||$2.95||$2.43 billion||$2.40 billion||View||N/A|
|7/17/2013||Q2 2013||$2.96||$3.03||$2.40 billion||$2.40 billion||View||Listen|
|4/16/2013||Q1 2013||$2.74||$2.94||$2.31 billion||$2.30 billion||View||Listen|
|1/24/2013||Q4 2012||$2.61||$2.42||$2.24 billion||$2.23 billion||View||Listen|
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $13.95
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Dividend Information
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/1/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||6.70% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||51.10% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
37.02% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
32.43% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||46 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
W W Grainger (NYSE GWW) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 9.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.65%
W W Grainger (NYSE GWW) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/5/2018||Lucas E Watson||Director||Buy||195||$256.51||$50,019.45|| |
|2/1/2018||Eric R Tapia||VP||Sell||100||$266.06||$26,606.00||3,563|| |
|1/11/2018||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||9,158||$232.86||$2,132,531.88||16,893|| |
|11/30/2017||John L Howard||VP||Sell||21,000||$220.56||$4,631,760.00|| |
|10/26/2017||Paige K Robbins||VP||Sell||346||$202.31||$69,999.26||8,400|| |
|10/20/2017||Eric R Tapia||VP||Sell||190||$208.26||$39,569.40||3,748|| |
|3/6/2017||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||695||$249.07||$173,103.65||11,235|| |
|3/2/2017||Ronald L Jadin||VP||Sell||31,186||$249.06||$7,767,185.16||51,645|| |
|2/16/2017||James T Ryan||Chairman||Sell||2,369||$252.46||$598,077.74||167,842|| |
|2/16/2017||Joseph C High||VP||Sell||690||$252.58||$174,280.20||6,378|| |
|1/3/2017||James T Ryan||Chairman||Sell||65,000||$234.17||$15,221,050.00||163,478|| |
|11/30/2016||John L Howard||VP||Sell||11,000||$230.00||$2,530,000.00||49,406|| |
|7/26/2016||Joseph C High||VP||Sell||1,722||$220.00||$378,840.00||7,531|| |
|5/31/2016||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||1,776||$225.61||$400,683.36||13,011|| |
|4/15/2016||Joseph C High||VP||Sell||3,283||$234.09||$768,517.47||14,739|| |
|3/4/2016||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||242||$219.00||$52,998.00||11,235|| |
|2/22/2016||William Lomax||VP||Sell||4,849||$220.86||$1,070,950.14||4,022|| |
|2/17/2016||Rodney C. Adkins||Director||Buy||400||$216.59||$86,636.00||400|| |
|10/12/2015||Joseph C High||VP||Sell||2,321||$229.02||$531,555.42||8,394|| |
|10/8/2015||Laura D. Brown||VP||Sell||2,500||$230.00||$575,000.00||11,235|| |
|9/9/2015||William Lomax||VP||Sell||1,300||$225.00||$292,500.00||2,641|| |
|9/4/2015||James T. Ryan||CEO||Sell||16,789||$217.86||$3,657,651.54||199,846|| |
|7/22/2015||Ronald L Jadin||VP||Sell||3,400||$228.76||$777,784.00|| |
|6/15/2015||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$235.64||$706,920.00|| |
|6/4/2015||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||7,967||$239.09||$1,904,830.03|| |
|5/21/2015||James T Ryan||CEO||Sell||5,300||$245.64||$1,301,892.00|| |
|4/23/2015||Joseph C High||VP||Sell||1,136||$243.25||$276,332.00|| |
|4/16/2015||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||4,300||$252.00||$1,083,600.00|| |
|3/12/2015||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$231.89||$695,670.00|| |
|2/27/2015||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||2,728||$238.53||$650,709.84|| |
|12/22/2014||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||5,934||$256.33||$1,521,062.22|| |
|12/15/2014||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$245.78||$737,340.00|| |
|12/3/2014||John L Howard||VP||Sell||9,100||$245.02||$2,229,682.00|| |
|11/24/2014||William Lomax||VP||Sell||1,500||$250.00||$375,000.00|| |
|9/15/2014||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||1,900||$247.80||$470,820.00|| |
|6/12/2014||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$261.66||$784,980.00|| |
|6/9/2014||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||2,715||$266.50||$723,547.50|| |
|5/28/2014||Ronald L Jadin||CFO||Sell||2,341||$254.72||$596,299.52|| |
|3/18/2014||Gregory Irving||VP||Sell||1,858||$252.90||$469,888.20||3,000|| |
|3/13/2014||Donald Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$251.76||$755,280.00||34,199|| |
|2/20/2014||Laura Brown||VP||Sell||1,544||$248.38||$383,498.72||10,853|| |
|2/19/2014||John Howard||VP||Sell||2,692||$247.52||$666,323.84||36,802|| |
|1/14/2014||Court Carruthers||VP||Sell||3,795||$258.86||$982,373.70||24,157|| |
|12/12/2013||Donald Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$249.56||$748,680.00||30,658|| |
|10/16/2013||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||5,000||$255.28||$1,276,400.00|| |
|9/12/2013||Donald Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$266.94||$800,820.00||30,658|| |
|7/26/2013||Michael A Pulick||SVP||Sell||1,000||$255.46||$255,460.00|| |
|7/18/2013||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||5,000||$261.17||$1,305,850.00|| |
|6/13/2013||Donald G Macpherson||VP||Sell||3,000||$252.29||$756,870.00|| |
|6/7/2013||Brian P Anderson||Director||Sell||1,670||$258.50||$431,695.00|| |
|5/30/2013||Court D Carruthers||VP||Sell||2,471||$254.84||$629,709.64|| |
|5/14/2013||James T Ryan||CEO||Sell||22,662||$260.00||$5,892,120.00|| |
|5/10/2013||Ronald L Jadin||CFO||Sell||2,000||$256.06||$512,120.00|| |
|5/8/2013||Laura D Brown||VP||Sell||2,700||$252.18||$680,886.00|| |
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