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

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$293.19 +1.98 (+0.68 %)
(As of 04/24/2019 06:43 AM ET)
Previous Close$291.21
Today's Range$285.57 - $293.77
52-Week Range$265.00 - $372.06
Volume597,031 shs
Average Volume469,578 shs
Market Capitalization$16.30 billion
P/E Ratio17.56
Dividend Yield1.87%
Beta1.01
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico, 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 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$11.22 billion
Cash Flow$20.4171 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees23,100
Market Cap$16.30 billion
Next Earnings Date7/17/2019 (Estimated)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 11th will be paid a dividend of $1.36 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $5.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 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 data on Monday, April, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $4.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.42 by $0.09. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.88 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 46.52% and a net margin of 6.95%. W W Grainger's revenue was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $4.18 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 Wednesday, July 17th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

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

W W Grainger updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $17.10-18.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $18.07. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.67-12.175 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.95 billion.W W Grainger also updated its FY19 guidance to $17.10-$18.70 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

17 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for W W Grainger's stock. Their predictions range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's stock price to reach $311.1692 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 3 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?

Press coverage about GWW stock has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news sentiment score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

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), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT), Netflix (NFLX), 3M (MMM) and Abbott Laboratories (ABT).

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

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Ronna Sue Cohen (5.36%), BTIM Corp. (0.22%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%), Pennsylvania Trust Co (0.11%), Fruth Investment Management (0.04%) and Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.04%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, 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 Scout Investments Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., BTIM Corp., NuWave Investment Management LLC, Ronna Sue Cohen, Toth Financial Advisory Corp, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Eqis Capital Management 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 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ronna Sue Cohen, Pennsylvania Trust Co, DNB Asset Management AS, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands and QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd. 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 $293.19.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $16.30 billion and generates $11.22 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $782 million in net income (profit) each year or $16.70 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 23,100 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:  426 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  671 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,097
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This page was last updated on 4/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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