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W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

-7.25 (-1.91 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $372.71
50-Day Range
MA: $380.33
52-Week Range
Now: $372.71
Volume368,900 shs
Average Volume367,553 shs
Market Capitalization$19.52 billion
P/E Ratio32.19
Dividend Yield1.64%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded1927



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$21.14 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share


Net Income$849 million


Market Cap$19.52 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.48 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

9th out of 397 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-7.25 (-1.91 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

Is W.W. Grainger a buy right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" W.W. Grainger stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in GWW, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than W.W. Grainger?

Wall Street analysts have given W.W. Grainger a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but W.W. Grainger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 623,900 shares, a decrease of 25.7% from the January 14th total of 839,600 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 340,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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, April 22nd 2021.
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How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 2nd. The industrial products company reported $3.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.86 by $0.20. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.92 billion. W.W. Grainger had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 41.31% and a net margin of 5.37%. The company's revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $3.88 earnings per share.
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How has W.W. Grainger's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $274.61 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, GWW stock has increased by 35.7% and is now trading at $372.71.
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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, January 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $1.53 per share on Monday, March 1st. This represents a $6.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 5th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.61%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 50 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 35.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, W.W. Grainger will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.28% next year. This indicates that W.W. Grainger will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will W.W. Grainger's stock buyback program work?

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

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

14 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $241.00 to $455.00. On average, they expect W.W. Grainger's stock price to reach $370.15 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.7%.
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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 53, Pay $2.68M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 52, Pay $754.81k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 63, Pay $1.54M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Pres of Grainger Bus. Unit in United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico (Age 52, Pay $983.68k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy, Chief Technology Officer
  • Irene Holman, VP of Investor Relations (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 52) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki, Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus. (Age 46)
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Hugo Dubovoy Jr., VP & Corp. Sec.

What is DG Macpherson's approval rating as W.W. Grainger's CEO?

543 employees have rated W.W. Grainger CEO DG Macpherson on Glassdoor.com. DG Macpherson has an approval rating of 87% among W.W. Grainger's employees.

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).

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.95%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (5.01%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (3.82%), Northern Trust Corp (2.16%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (1.35%) and Mackenzie Financial Corp (1.12%). 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 Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and Squarepoint Ops 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 Junto Capital Management LP, FIL Ltd, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., AGF Investments Inc., Carlson Capital L P, Coho Partners Ltd., and Clearbridge Investments LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is W.W. Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $372.71.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $20.00 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.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

W.W. Grainger employs 23,800 workers across the globe.

Does W.W. Grainger have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of W.W. Grainger: 020 Supplies Limited, 2422626 Ontario Inc., 971086 Ontario Inc., AJ Howard Industrial Supplies Limited, Acklands - Grainger Inc., Acklands-Grainger, Alliance Energy Solutions, American Fabory Corporation, Anfreixo, Apex Industrial Limited, Ashlink Software Limited, Asia Pacific Brands, BMF Finance B.V., BMF Fundco B.V., BMF Management Services B.V., BMFGH Holding B.V., Blackrock Tools Inc., Bogle and Timms Limited, Borstlap International B.V., CJ Bent & Son Limited, CV Noordoever, Cambridge Tool Supplies Limited, Comag PTY Limited, Combori N.V., Cromwell, Cromwell Bearings and Transmission Services Limited, Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o., Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Cromwell Group (International) Limited, Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited, Cromwell Logistics Limited, Cromwell PTY Limited, Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Sp z.o.o., Cromwell Tools (Norwich) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Rochester) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools SDN BHD, Cromwell Tools SRL, Cromwell-Siddle (Grimsby) Limited, Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co., E & R Industrial Sales, E&R Industrial, E&R Tooling and Solutions de Mexico, East Midlands Property Developments Limited, Engineerstore Limited, FEC Distribution Specialties Inc., FFSA S.A., Fabory Asia B.V., Fabory CZ Holding s.r.o., Fabory Canada Inc., Fabory Centres Belgium N.V., Fabory France S.A., Fabory Group, Fabory Kotoelem Kereskedelmi KFT, Fabory Masters in Fasteners Group B.V., Fabory Nederland B.V., Fabory Overseas Holding B.V., Fabory Poland Sp. z.o.o., Fabory Portugal Lda., Fabory SRL, Fabory Shanghai Co. Ltd., Fabory Slovakia s.r.o., Fabory Spain S.L., Fabory U.S.A., Fabory UK Holdings Limited, Fabory UK Limited, Fixbolt (Suhzou) Co., G.T.S.S. Engineers Supplies Limited, GHC Specialty Brands, GMMI LLC, GWW Investments C.V., GWW UK Holdings Ltd., Gamut Supply LLC, Grainger, Grainger Asia Pacific K.K., Grainger Brasil Comercio e Distribuicao Ltda., Grainger Brasil Participacoes Ltda., Grainger Canada Holdings ULC, Grainger Caribe, Grainger China LLC, Grainger Colombia Holding Company, Grainger Colombia S.A.S., Grainger Dominicana SRL, Grainger Energy Initiatives, Grainger Global Holdings, Grainger Global Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited, Grainger Guam L.L.C., Grainger India Private Limited, Grainger Industrial MRO de Costa Rica S.R.L., Grainger Industrial Supply India Private Limited, Grainger International, Grainger International Holdings B.V., Grainger Japan, Grainger Japan Holdings, Grainger Latin America Holding Company, Grainger Management LLC, Grainger Mexico LLC, Grainger NRCI, Grainger Panama S.A., Grainger Panama Services S. de R.L., Grainger Peru S.R.L., Grainger Pleasant Prairie RC LLC, Grainger Procurement Company LLC, Grainger Registry Services, Grainger Safety Services, Grainger Service Holding Company, Grainger Services International Inc., Grainger Services Network, Grainger Singapore Pte. Ltd., HF Supplies Scotland Limited, Helivend Limited, I S One, Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings, Imperial Supplies LLC, Inbema N.V., India Pacific Brands, Industrial Supply Alliance Limited, JSL Bearbreak Limited, John Blee (Tools) Limited, John Smallman Limited, Kennedy International (England) Limited, Krusters 2000 Inc., LN Participacoes Ltda., Lab Safety Supply, MFC I, MRO Soluciones, McSkimming Industrial Supplies Limited, Merlin Business Software Limited, MonotaRO Co., Mountain Ventures WWG, Mountain Ventures WWG IV, Mountain Ventures WWG V, NAVIMRO Co., Newton RC, Norwell Engineering Limited, PT Cromwell Tools, PT MonotaRO Indonesia, Pimentel Fasteners B.V., Pleasant Prairie RC, Pro Tool Point Supply, Razor Occam, Red Twig LLC, Safety Registry Services, Safety Solutions, SafetyCertified, Techni-Tool, Technical Tooling Limited, The Kennedy Group Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Turners (Ironmongers) Limited, Valentine Tools Limited, WFS (USA) Ltd., WFS Enterprises, WFS Enterprises Inc., WFS Holding Company, WFS Ltd., WWG International Finance C.V., WWG Servicios, WWG de Mexico, WWGH LLC, Windsor Factory Supply Inc., Zoro IP Holdings, Zoro Tools, and Zoro Tools Europe GmbH.

When was W.W. Grainger founded?

W.W. Grainger was founded in 1927.

What is W.W. Grainger's official website?

The official website for W.W. Grainger is www.grainger.com.

Where are W.W. Grainger's headquarters?

W.W. Grainger is headquartered at 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045.

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 3/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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