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

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$276.28 +1.35 (+0.49 %)
(As of 10/21/2018 04:04 AM ET)
Previous Close$276.28
Today's Range$273.14 - $279.13
52-Week Range$191.39 - $372.06
Volume1.10 million shs
Average Volume968,844 shs
Market Capitalization$15.43 billion
P/E Ratio24.11
Dividend Yield1.98%
Beta0.82
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
SymbolNYSE:GWW
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.02
Current Ratio2.44
Quick Ratio1.34

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio24.11
Forward P/E Ratio16.96
P/E Growth1.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.49
Cash Flow$16.6534 per share
Price / Cash16.59
Book Value$37.41 per share
Price / Book7.39

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins6.51%
Return on Equity45.22%
Return on Assets15.18%

Miscellaneous

Employees24,400
Outstanding Shares56,130,000
Market Cap$15.43 billion

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, July 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 13th will be given a dividend of $1.36 per share on Saturday, September 1st. This represents a $5.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 10th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 16th. The industrial products company reported $4.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.96 by $0.23. The industrial products company earned $2.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.84 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 45.22% and a net margin of 6.51%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.79 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, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

18 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $386.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $307.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 15 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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. 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)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (3.05%), MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (1.35%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.87%), Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. (0.16%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.14%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.08%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, 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 Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Boltwood Capital Management, Pensionfund Sabic, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, World Asset Management Inc and CAPROCK Group Inc.. 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, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Bank of Montreal Can, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., Ronna Sue Cohen, Scout Investments Inc., Ronna Sue Cohen, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Legacy Advisors LLC. 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 $276.28.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $15.43 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 24,400 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:  396 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  644 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,040
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 10/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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