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W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

+5.26 (+1.37 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $388.66
50-Day Range
MA: $405.57
52-Week Range
Now: $388.66
Volume852,540 shs
Average Volume283,882 shs
Market Capitalization$20.86 billion
P/E Ratio33.56
Dividend Yield1.58%
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, 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 headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Overall MarketRank

2.36 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

16th out of 333 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$22.05 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share


Net Income$849 million


Market Cap$20.86 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Confirmed)
+5.26 (+1.37 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, GWW stock has increased by 41.5% and is now trading at $388.66.
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Is W.W. Grainger a buy right now?

17 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but W.W. Grainger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks 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 Wednesday, February 3rd 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 Wednesday, February 3rd 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $4.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.13 by $0.39. The industrial products company had revenue of $3.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.98 billion. W.W. Grainger had a net margin of 5.37% and a return on equity of 41.31%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $4.26 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.53 per share on Tuesday, December 1st. This represents a $6.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 6th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 48 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 35.40%. 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 33.28% next year. This indicates that W.W. Grainger will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will W.W. Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W.W. Grainger declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

17 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $241.00 to $465.00. On average, they anticipate W.W. Grainger's stock price to reach $368.43 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.2%.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 725,400 shares, a drop of 15.6% from the December 15th total of 859,400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 303,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company's stock are short sold.
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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), 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).

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 52, Pay $2.68M)
  • Mr. Thomas B. Okray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57, Pay $1.36M)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 62, Pay $1.54M)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP and Chief Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Strategy Officer (Age 51, Pay $983.68k)
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether, Sr. VP & Pres of North American Sales and Service (Age 51, Pay $754.81k)
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy, Chief Technology Officer
  • Irene Holman, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki, Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus. (Age 45)
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience

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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.22%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.21%), Darrell & King LLC (0.15%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), Hexavest Inc. (0.04%) and Fruth Investment Management (0.04%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which institutional investors are selling W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Darrell & King LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CX Institutional, North Star Investment Management Corp., Granite Investment Advisors LLC, and Fruth Investment Management. Company insiders that have sold W.W. Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins, and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which institutional investors are buying W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, Private Trust Co. NA, Fulton Bank N.A., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Sowell Financial Services LLC, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and Raymond James Trust N.A..
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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.

What is W.W. Grainger's stock price today?

One share of GWW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $388.66.

How big of a company is W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $20.86 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 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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