NYSE:GWW - W W Grainger Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $302.92 -7.56 (-2.43 %) (As of 07/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$310.48Today's Range$300.97 - $311.0052-Week Range$155.00 - $322.34Volume934,533 shsAverage Volume868,110 shsMarket Capitalization$17.39 billionP/E Ratio26.43Dividend Yield1.76%Beta0.81 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive GWW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for GWW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors SectorIndustrial Products SymbolNYSE:GWW CUSIP38480210 Webwww.grainger.com Phone847-535-1000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17 Current Ratio2.20 Quick Ratio1.24 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.43 Forward P/E Ratio20.32 P/E Growth1.72 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.42 billion Price / Sales1.63 Cash Flow$16.1730 per share Price / Cash18.73 Book Value$32.45 per share Price / Book9.33 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46 Net Income$585.73 million Net Margins6.03% Return on Equity39.23% Return on Assets12.58% Miscellaneous Employees25,700 Outstanding Shares56,020,000Market Cap$17,392.16 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. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th will be given 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 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 11th. This is an increase 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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 19th. The industrial products company reported $4.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.44 by $0.74. The industrial products company earned $2.77 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.72 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 39.23% and a net margin of 6.03%. W W Grainger's revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.88 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, 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger. What guidance has W W Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings? W W Grainger issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $14.30-15.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $320.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's stock price to reach $254.7273 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.9%. View Analyst Ratings 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, 12 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Who are some of W W Grainger's key competitors? Some companies that are related to W W Grainger include Illinois Tool Works (ITW), Vinci (DG), SCHNEIDER Elec/ADR (SBGSY), ABB (ABB), Deere & Company (DE), Emerson Electric (EMR), FANUC Ltd JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), MURATA Mfg Co L/ADR (MRAAY), Eaton (ETN), Johnson Controls International (JCI), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Roper Technologies (ROP), Komatsu (KMTUY), ATLAS COPCO AB/S (ATLKY) and Ingersoll-Rand (IR). 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 coverage about GWW stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.62 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders? W W Grainger's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.72%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.11%), Investment House LLC (0.04%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.04%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.03%) and Capital One National Association (0.03%). 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 major investors are selling W W Grainger stock? GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Acropolis Investment Management LLC, Pensionfund Sabic, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd and Scout Investments Inc.. 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 major investors are buying W W Grainger stock? GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Capital One National Association, Bremer Trust National Association, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania Trust Co and IFM Investors Pty 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 $302.92. How big of a company is W W Grainger? W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.39 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 (NYSE GWW)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 344 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 592 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 936MarketBeat'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. 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