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

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$351.63 -3.98 (-1.12 %)
(As of 09/18/2018 09:14 AM ET)
Previous Close$355.61
Today's Range$349.29 - $356.4311
52-Week Range$166.46 - $372.06
Volume370,626 shs
Average Volume482,515 shs
Market Capitalization$19.96 billion
P/E Ratio30.68
Dividend Yield1.53%
Beta0.84
W W Grainger logoW.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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
SymbolNYSE:GWW
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.08
Current Ratio2.37
Quick Ratio1.34

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio30.68
Forward P/E Ratio21.91
P/E Growth1.78

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.89
Cash Flow$16.3930 per share
Price / Cash21.45
Book Value$32.45 per share
Price / Book10.84

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins7.16%
Return on Equity42.66%
Return on Assets14.02%

Miscellaneous

Employees25,700
Outstanding Shares56,130,000
Market Cap$19.96 billion

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, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 13th will be paid a dividend of $1.36 per share on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $5.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 10th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 18th. The industrial products company reported $4.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.78 by $0.59. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 42.66% and a net margin of 7.16%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.67 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 Tuesday, October, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

What guidance has W W Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W W Grainger issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $15.05-16.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $15.00. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.0-11.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.19 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

18 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $400.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $300.7857 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 14.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 14 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger.

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)

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about GWW stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for W W Grainger.

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (6.30%), BlackRock Inc. (6.11%), FMR LLC (2.47%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.44%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.44%) and Bank of America Corp DE (1.04%). 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 major investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, TD Asset Management Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Coho Partners Ltd., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and CIBC World Markets Inc.. 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, Laura D Brown, Paige K Robbins and Ronald L Jadin. 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 FMR LLC, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Voya Investment Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC 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, 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 $351.63.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $19.96 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.

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:  386 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  635 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,021
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This page was last updated on 9/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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