NYSE:GWW - W W Grainger Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$316.11 -3.51 (-1.10 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 02:48 AM ET)
Previous Close$316.11
Today's Range$312.8310 - $318.67
52-Week Range$155.00 - $322.34
Volume519,615 shs
Average Volume912,147 shs
Market Capitalization$17.90 billion
P/E Ratio27.58
Dividend Yield1.71%
W W Grainger logoW.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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17
Current Ratio2.20
Quick Ratio1.24


Trailing P/E Ratio27.58
Forward P/E Ratio21.13
P/E Growth1.77

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.70
Cash Flow$16.3957 per share
Price / Cash19.28
Book Value$32.45 per share
Price / Book9.74


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins6.03%
Return on Equity39.23%
Return on Assets12.58%


Outstanding Shares56,020,000

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, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 14th will be paid a dividend of $1.36 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $5.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. This is a boost from W W Grainger's previous quarterly dividend of $1.28. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) released its earnings results on Thursday, April, 19th. The industrial products company reported $4.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.44 by $0.74. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.72 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 39.23% and a net margin of 6.03%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.88 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 Wednesday, July, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

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

W W Grainger updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $14.30-15.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $13.86. The company issued revenue guidance of +5-8% to ~$10.95-11.26 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.09 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

15 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for W W Grainger's shares. Their predictions range from $185.00 to $320.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's share price to reach $255.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger.

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 50)
  • Mr. Ronald L. Jadin, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 60)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Chief Digital Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Joseph C. High, Exec. Officer (Age 63)

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about GWW stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 43.76 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.36%), Northern Trust Corp (2.16%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (1.61%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.25%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.17%) and Coho Partners Ltd. (1.09%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include 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 Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Element Capital Management LLC, KBC Group NV, Legal & General Group Plc, Victory Capital Management Inc., Swiss National Bank and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laura D Brown, Paige K Robbins 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Interval Partners LP, Mackay Shields LLC, WBI Investments Inc., UBS Group AG, CIBC World Markets Inc., Scout Investments Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $316.11.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.90 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.

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 (GWW)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  332 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  578 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  910
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 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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