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

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$305.39 +6.11 (+2.04 %)
(As of 01/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$305.39
Today's Range$301.45 - $308.92
52-Week Range$223.25 - $372.06
Volume688,728 shs
Average Volume513,809 shs
Market Capitalization$17.20 billion
P/E Ratio26.65
Dividend Yield1.78%
Beta1.12
W.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

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Cash Flow$16.5793 per share
Book Value$32.45 per share

Profitability

Net Income$585.73 million

Miscellaneous

Employees25,700
Market Cap$17.20 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th will be given a dividend of $1.36 per share on Saturday, December 1st. This represents a $5.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The industrial products company reported $4.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.23. The industrial products company earned $2.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.84 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 6.51% and a return on equity of 45.22%. The company's revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.79 EPS. 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 Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates 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, January 24th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for W W Grainger's stock. Their predictions range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $300.2631 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 14 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger.

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about GWW stock have trended neutral on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a coverage optimism score of 0.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 51)
  • 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)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BTIM Corp. (0.22%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.19%), Fruth Investment Management (0.04%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.04%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.03%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.02%). 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 institutional investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Legacy Advisors LLC, BTIM Corp., Navellier & Associates Inc and QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd. 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 and Ronald L Jadin. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., XR Securities LLC, CX Institutional, TRUE Private Wealth Advisors, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Breiter Capital Management Inc., JGP Wealth Management LLC and First Midwest Bank Trust Division. 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 $305.39.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.20 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.

What is W W Grainger's official website?

The official website for W W Grainger is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for W W Grainger (NYSE GWW)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  409 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  657 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,066
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about W W Grainger and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GWW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GWW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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