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W.W. Grainger (GWW) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-1.72 (-0.19%)
(As of 03:59 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
155,019 shs
Average Volume
240,127 shs
Market Capitalization
$44.83 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.09 Rating Score
5.2% Upside
$959.44 Price Target
Short Interest
2.88% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.81mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $39.22 to $43.23 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.84 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

53rd out of 167 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 1 stocks

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About W.W. Grainger Stock (NYSE:GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products and services primarily in North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. The company provides safety, security, material handling and storage equipment, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance, and metalworking and hand tools. It also offers technical support and inventory management services. The company serves smaller businesses to large corporations, government entities, and other institutions, as well as commercial, healthcare, and manufacturing industries through sales and service representatives, and electronic and ecommerce channels. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Wholesale trade - durable goods
Trading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
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Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
11 Analysts


Net Income
$1.83 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.62 billion
Cash Flow
$41.06 per share
Book Value
$69.33 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$44.76 billion

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Should I Buy W.W. Grainger Stock? GWW Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in W.W. Grainger, Inc.:

  • W.W. Grainger has a strong institutional investor base, indicating confidence in the company's future growth and stability.
  • The company's stock price has been trading at a relatively high level, showing positive market sentiment towards its performance.
  • W.W. Grainger has a history of consistent dividend payments, providing investors with a steady income stream.
  • The company's recent financial reports have shown growth in revenue and earnings, reflecting a healthy financial position.
  • W.W. Grainger's stock has a 1-year high that suggests potential for capital appreciation for investors.


Investors should be bearish about investing in W.W. Grainger, Inc. for these reasons:

  • W.W. Grainger's stock price has experienced volatility in the past, which may pose risks for short-term investors.
  • The company's insider ownership percentage is relatively low, potentially indicating less alignment of interests with shareholders.
  • W.W. Grainger operates in a competitive industry, facing challenges from other industrial products companies that could impact its market share.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio is not provided, making it difficult for investors to assess its leverage and financial risk.
  • W.W. Grainger's stock has a 1-year low that highlights potential downside risk for investors in case of market downturns.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these W.W. Grainger pros and cons to

GWW Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell W.W. Grainger stock right now?

11 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" GWW shares. 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 is W.W. Grainger's stock price target for 2024?

11 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their GWW share price targets range from $653.00 to $1,250.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $959.44 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have GWW shares performed in 2024?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $828.69 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, GWW shares have increased by 10.1% and is now trading at $912.00.
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When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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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 Thursday, April, 25th. The industrial products company reported $9.62 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $9.57 by $0.05. The industrial products company earned $4.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.26 billion. W.W. Grainger had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 54.31% and a net margin of 10.94%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $9.61 EPS.
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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, April 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 13th will be given a dividend of $2.05 per share on Saturday, June 1st. This represents a $8.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 10th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.86.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) pays an annual dividend of $8.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 54 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.64%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, GWW will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.97% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has W.W. Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W.W. Grainger updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of 38.000-40.500 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 39.360. The company issued revenue guidance of $17.2 billion-$17.7 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $17.5 billion.

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

543 employees have rated W.W. Grainger Chief Executive Officer DG Macpherson on DG Macpherson has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are W.W. Grainger's major shareholders?

W.W. Grainger's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.68%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (2.34%), Twin Tree Management LP (0.00%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.65%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.56%) and ProShare Advisors LLC (0.41%). Insiders that own company stock include Deidra C Merriwether, Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Kathleen S Carroll, Laurie R Thomson, Matt Fortin and Paige K Robbins.
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How do I buy shares of W.W. Grainger?

Shares of GWW stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does W.W. Grainger have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of W.W. Grainger: Acklands - Grainger Inc., Acklands-Grainger, Alliance Energy Solutions, Anfreixo, Apex Industrial Limited, Asia Pacific Brands, Bogle and Timms Limited, C.J. Bent & Son Limited, Cromwell, Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o., Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Cromwell Group (International) Limited, Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited, Cromwell Logistics Limited, Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools Sdn. Bhd., Cromwell sp. z.o.o., Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co., E & R Industrial Sales Inc., E&R Industrial, E&R Tooling and Solutions de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., East Midlands Property Developments Limited, Fabory Group, GHC Specialty Brands LLC, GMMI LLC, GWW UK Holdings Ltd., Gamut Supply LLC, Grainger Brasil Comércio e Distribuição Ltda., Grainger Brasil Participações Ltda., Grainger Canada Holdings ULC, Grainger Caribe Inc., Grainger Colombia Holding Company LLC, Grainger Dominicana SRL, Grainger Global Holdings Inc., Grainger Global Online Business Ltd, Grainger Global Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited, Grainger Guam L.L.C., Grainger Industrial Supply India Private Limited, Grainger International Holdings B.V., Grainger International Inc., Grainger Management LLC, Grainger Mexico LLC, Grainger Panama Services S. de R.L., Grainger Procurement Company LLC, Grainger Registry Services LLC, Grainger S.A. de C.V., Grainger Service Holding Company Inc., Grainger Services International Inc., Grainger Singapore Pte. Ltd., IB MonotaRO Private Limited, Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings Inc., Imperial Supplies LLC, India Pacific Brands, LN Participações Ltda., Lab Safety Supply, MRO Soluciones S.A. de C.V., Merlin Business Software Limited, MonotaRO Co., MonotaRO Co. Ltd., Mountain Ventures WWG IV LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG V LLC, NAVIMRO Co. Ltd., Norwell Engineering Limited, PT Cromwell Tools, PT MonotaRO Indonesia, Safety Registry Services LLC, Safety Solutions, Safety Solutions Inc., SafetyCertified, Techni-Tool, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) NI Limited, WFS (USA) Ltd., WFS Enterprises, WFS Holding Company Inc., WFS Ltd., WWG Servicios S.A. de C.V., WWG de Mexico S.A. de C.V., WWGH LLC, Windsor Factory Supply Inc., Zoro IP Holdings LLC, Zoro Tools Europe GmbH in Liquidation, Zoro Tools Inc., and Zoro UK Limited.
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This page (NYSE:GWW) was last updated on 6/21/2024 by Staff

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