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W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.61 (-0.71%)
(As of 01/14/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
307,072 shs
Average Volume
220,150 shs
Market Capitalization
$25.99 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About W.W. Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It operates through two segments: United States and Canada. The United States segment offers a selection of MRO products and services through its eCommerce platforms, catalogs, branches and sales and service representatives. The Canada segment provides a combination of product breadth, local availability, speed of delivery, detailed product information and competitively priced products and services. The company was founded by William Wallace Grainger in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.


Expert Ratings For W.W. Grainger
January 14, 2022 |  markets.businessinsider.com
W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Price Target Raised to $536.00
January 14, 2022 |  americanbankingnews.com
Return Trends At W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Aren't Appealing
January 13, 2022 |  finance.yahoo.com
Grainger (GWW) Stock Surges 31% in a Year: More Room to Run?
December 30, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Sets New 1-Year High at $516.45
December 27, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Is W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) A Good Stock To Buy?
December 14, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Grainger (GWW) Hits 52-Week High: What's Driving the Upside?
November 24, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Grainger (GWW) Benefits From Non-Pandemic Product Demand
November 15, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Wholesale trade - durable goods
Trading Companies & Distributors
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.80 billion
Cash Flow
$19.73 per share
Book Value
$39.00 per share


Net Income
$695 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$25.99 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

2.85 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

30th out of 243 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 3 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 3.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

Is W.W. Grainger a buy 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 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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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How has W.W. Grainger's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $274.61 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, GWW stock has increased by 83.7% and is now trading at $504.56.
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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, February 3rd 2022.
View our earnings forecast 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, February 3rd at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) released its earnings results on Friday, October, 29th. The industrial products company reported $5.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $5.31 by $0.34. The industrial products company earned $3.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.32 billion. W.W. Grainger had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 45.31% and a net margin of 7.35%. The company's revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $4.52 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, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of $1.62 per share on Wednesday, December 1st. This represents a $6.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 5th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.28%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 51 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 36.99%. 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 27.52% next year. This indicates that W.W. Grainger 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 issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 5th. The company provided EPS guidance of $19.000-$20.500 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $19.130. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.70 billion-$13 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.83 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $391.00 to $536.00. On average, they expect W.W. Grainger's share price to reach $476.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%.
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Who are W.W. Grainger's key executives?

W.W. Grainger's management team includes the following people:

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.

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).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Coho Partners Ltd. (1.06%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.12%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.05%), Fruth Investment Management (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. (0.02%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which institutional investors are selling W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Coho Partners Ltd., Scout Investments Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Bremer Bank National Association, FCF Advisors LLC, Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc., Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and Symmetry Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold W.W. Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, and Paige K Robbins.
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Which institutional investors are buying W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diversified Trust Co, DNB Asset Management AS, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Avity Investment Management Inc., Hemington Wealth Management, and Exchange Traded Concepts 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 $504.56.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $25.99 billion and generates $11.80 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $695 million in net income (profit) each year or $17.52 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

W.W. Grainger employs 23,100 workers across the globe.

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, CJ Bent & Son Limited, 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 Poland sp. z.o.o., Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Tools (Norwich) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Rochester) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools SDN BHD, Cromwell-Siddle (Grimsby) Limited, 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., Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings Inc., Imperial Supplies LLC, India Pacific Brands, Industrial Supply Alliance Limited, 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, Sterling Fabory India Private Ltd., Techni-Tool, Technical Tooling Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Turners (Ironmongers) 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 Shanghai, Zoro Tools Europe GmbH in Liquidation, Zoro Tools Inc., and Zoro UK Limited.

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 847-535-0878.

This page was last updated on 1/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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