NYSE:GWW

W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

$456.03
-0.69 (-0.15 %)
(As of 07/27/2021 11:45 AM ET)
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$452.50
$458.80
50-Day Range
$436.53
$464.65
52-Week Range
$333.10
$479.87
Volume961 shs
Average Volume196,370 shs
Market Capitalization$23.76 billion
P/E Ratio32.32
Dividend Yield1.41%
Beta1.21
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About W.W. Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, 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. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through sales and service representatives, catalogs, and electronic and ecommerce channels. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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2.31 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

13th out of 428 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.1Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

Is W.W. Grainger a buy right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" W.W. Grainger stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in GWW, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than W.W. Grainger?

Wall Street analysts have given W.W. Grainger a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but W.W. Grainger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

W.W. Grainger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, July 30th 2021.
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How can I listen to W.W. Grainger's earnings call?

W.W. Grainger will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The industrial products company reported $4.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.30 by $0.18. The industrial products company earned $3.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.04 billion. W.W. Grainger had a net margin of 6.38% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 40.60%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $4.24 EPS.
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How has W.W. Grainger's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $274.61 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, GWW shares have increased by 66.3% and is now trading at $456.72.
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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 Thursday, April 29th. Investors of record on Monday, May 10th will be paid a dividend of $1.62 per share on Tuesday, June 1st. This represents a $6.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 7th. This is a boost from W.W. Grainger's previous quarterly dividend of $1.53.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 50 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 40.05%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, W.W. Grainger will have a dividend payout ratio of 28.25% next year. This indicates that W.W. Grainger will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has W.W. Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W.W. Grainger updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 7th. The company provided EPS guidance of 19.000-20.500 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $18.600. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.70 billion-$13 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.38 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

12 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for W.W. Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $350.00 to $520.00. On average, they anticipate W.W. Grainger's stock price to reach $450.90 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%.
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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 53, Pay $2.71M)
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 52, Pay $941.62k)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 63, Pay $1.52M)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Pres of Grainger Bus. Unit (Age 52, Pay $1.02M)
  • Ms. Laurie R. Thomson, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy, VP & CTO
  • Irene Holman, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki, Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus. (Age 46)
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience

What is DG Macpherson's approval rating as W.W. Grainger's CEO?

543 employees have rated W.W. Grainger CEO DG Macpherson on Glassdoor.com. DG Macpherson has an approval rating of 87% among W.W. Grainger's employees.

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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), 3M (MMM), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald's (MCD), The Procter & Gamble (PG), The Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.15%), Rheos Capital Works Inc. (0.06%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.06%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.02%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which major investors are selling W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, Albert D Mason Inc., and Veracity Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold W.W. Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, Paige K Robbins, and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which major investors are buying W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rheos Capital Works Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, CBOE Vest Financial LLC, Scout Investments Inc., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, and Insight Folios Inc.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is W.W. Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $456.72.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $23.80 billion and generates $11.80 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $695 million in net income (profit) each year or $16.18 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

W.W. Grainger employs 23,100 workers across the globe.

Does W.W. Grainger have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of W.W. Grainger: Acklands - Grainger Inc., Acklands-Grainger, Alliance Energy Solutions, Anfreixo, Apex Industrial Limited, Asia Pacific Brands, Bogle and Timms Limited, CJ Bent & Son Limited, Cromwell, Cromwell Bearings and Transmission Services Limited, Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o., Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Cromwell Group (International) Limited, Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited, Cromwell Logistics Limited, Cromwell Poland sp. z.o.o., Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Tools (Norwich) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Rochester) Limited, Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools SDN BHD, Cromwell-Siddle (Grimsby) Limited, Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co., E & R Industrial Sales Inc., E&R Industrial, E&R Tooling and Solutions de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., East Midlands Property Developments Limited, Fabory Group, GHC Specialty Brands LLC, GMMI LLC, GWW UK Holdings Ltd., Gamut Supply LLC, Grainger Brasil Comércio e Distribuição Ltda., Grainger Brasil Participações Ltda., Grainger Canada Holdings ULC, Grainger Caribe Inc., Grainger Colombia Holding Company LLC, Grainger Dominicana SRL, Grainger Global Holdings Inc., Grainger Global Online Business Ltd, Grainger Global Trading (Shanghai) Company Limited, Grainger Guam L.L.C., Grainger Industrial Supply India Private Limited, Grainger International Holdings B.V., Grainger International Inc., Grainger Management LLC, Grainger Mexico LLC, Grainger Panama Services S. de R.L., Grainger Procurement Company LLC, Grainger Registry Services LLC, Grainger S.A. de C.V., Grainger Service Holding Company Inc., Grainger Services International Inc., Grainger Singapore Pte. Ltd., Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings Inc., Imperial Supplies LLC, India Pacific Brands, Industrial Supply Alliance Limited, LN Participações Ltda., Lab Safety Supply, MRO Soluciones S.A. de C.V., Merlin Business Software Limited, MonotaRO Co., MonotaRO Co. Ltd., Mountain Ventures WWG IV LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG LLC, Mountain Ventures WWG V LLC, NAVIMRO Co. Ltd., Norwell Engineering Limited, PT Cromwell Tools, PT MonotaRO Indonesia, Safety Registry Services LLC, Safety Solutions, Safety Solutions Inc., SafetyCertified, Sterling Fabory India Private Ltd. (50%), Techni-Tool, Technical Tooling Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Turners (Ironmongers) Limited, WFS (USA) Ltd., WFS Enterprises, WFS Holding Company Inc., WFS Ltd., WWG Servicios S.A. de C.V., WWG de Mexico S.A. de C.V., WWGH LLC, Windsor Factory Supply Inc., Zoro IP Holdings LLC, Zoro Shanghai, Zoro Tools Europe GmbH in Liquidation, Zoro Tools Inc., and Zoro UK Limited.

When was W.W. Grainger founded?

W.W. Grainger was founded in 1927.

What is W.W. Grainger's official website?

The official website for W.W. Grainger is www.grainger.com.

Where are W.W. Grainger's headquarters?

W.W. Grainger is headquartered at 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045.

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 7/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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