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NYSE:GWWW W Grainger Stock Price, Forecast & News

$334.26
+6.67 (+2.04 %)
(As of 07/15/2020 02:28 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$326.84
Now: $334.26
$335.02
50-Day Range
$292.91
MA: $309.65
$326.34
52-Week Range
$200.61
Now: $334.26
$346.60
Volume221,369 shs
Average Volume384,178 shs
Market Capitalization$17.87 billion
P/E Ratio23.89
Dividend Yield1.80%
Beta0.99
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.97 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$23.69 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share

Profitability

Net Income$849 million

Miscellaneous

Employees25,300
Market Cap$17.87 billion
Next Earnings Date7/23/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W W Grainger's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (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. Since then, GWW stock has increased by 21.7% and is now trading at $334.26. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of W W Grainger?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for W W Grainger.

When is W W Grainger's next earnings date?

W W Grainger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 23rd 2020. 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, July 23rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $4.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.42 by $0.18. The industrial products company earned $3 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.87 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 45.00% and a net margin of 6.56%. W W Grainger's revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $4.51 earnings per share. View W W Grainger's earnings history.

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, April 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of $1.44 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $5.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 8th. View W W Grainger's dividend history.

How will W W Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W W Grainger announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

14 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $191.00 to $380.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's stock price to reach $306.91 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.2%. View analysts' price targets for W W Grainger.

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about GWW stock have been trending extremely negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a daily sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the industrial products company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news about W W Grainger.

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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Boeing (BA), Mcdonald's (MCD), PepsiCo (PEP), Netflix (NFLX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Home Depot (HD), Walmart (WMT) and Caterpillar (CAT).

Who are W W Grainger's key executives?

W W Grainger's management team includes the following 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)

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Scout Investments Inc. (0.28%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.15%), Hexavest Inc. (0.08%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.05%), 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 and Paige K Robbins. 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 IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Investment House LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Scout Investments Inc., Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, and Chesley Taft & Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, and Paige K Robbins. View insider buying and selling activity for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Polianta Ltd, Robecosam AG, Cypress Capital Group, CENTRAL TRUST Co, and Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is W W Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $334.26.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.87 billion and generates $11.49 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $849 million in net income (profit) each year or $17.29 on an earnings per share basis. W W Grainger employs 25,300 workers across the globe.

What is W W Grainger's official website?

The official website for W W Grainger is 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]

This page was last updated on 7/15/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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