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

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$311.04 -3.61 (-1.15 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 08:42 AM ET)
Previous Close$314.65
Today's Range$309.1820 - $314.09
52-Week Range$248.75 - $372.06
Volume453,851 shs
Average Volume503,796 shs
Market Capitalization$17.52 billion
P/E Ratio18.63
Dividend Yield1.73%
Beta1.04
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$11.22 billion
Cash Flow$23.9630 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees25,700
Market Cap$17.52 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, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 11th will be given a dividend of $1.36 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $5.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 24th. The industrial products company reported $3.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.60 by $0.36. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.76 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.81 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 6.95% and a return on equity of 46.52%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.94 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, April 18th 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 Monday, April 22nd at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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 earnings per share (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?

19 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's share price to reach $307.2293 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 3 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 positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a daily sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.99%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (5.60%), Northern Trust Corp (2.21%), MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (1.47%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.24%) and APG Asset Management N.V. (0.90%). 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 institutional investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mackenzie Financial Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., KBC Group NV, TD Asset Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Bank of Montreal Can. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, BlackRock Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Northern Trust Corp, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Nordea Investment Management AB and Legal & General Group Plc. 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 $311.04.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.52 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 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:  416 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  662 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,078
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This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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