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NYSE:GWWW W Grainger Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.85 (+0.24 %)
(As of 08/12/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $352.92
50-Day Range
MA: $326.57
52-Week Range
Now: $352.92
Volume368,900 shs
Average Volume379,341 shs
Market Capitalization$18.91 billion
P/E Ratio30.90
Dividend Yield1.73%
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

1.98 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$22.27 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share


Net Income$849 million


Market Cap$18.91 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
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W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W W Grainger's stock price been impacted by 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 (WHO). Since then, GWW shares have increased by 28.5% and is now trading at $352.92.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of W W Grainger?

15 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 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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, October 28th 2020.
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How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $3.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.39 by $0.36. The industrial products company earned $2.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.77 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 5.34% and a return on equity of 42.19%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $4.64 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, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $1.53 per share on Tuesday, September 1st. This represents a $6.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 7th. This is an increase from W W Grainger's previous quarterly dividend of $1.44.
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How will W W Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W W Grainger declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $241.00 to $390.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $329.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.6%.
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Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about GWW stock have trended extremely negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news impact score of -4.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.
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Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a decrease in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,500,000 shares, a decrease of 19.8% from the January 31st total of 1,870,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 329,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.5 days. Currently, 3.5% of the shares of the 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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Mcdonald's (MCD), 3M (MMM), Boeing (BA), AT&T (T), Caterpillar (CAT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Verizon Communications (VZ) 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 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.23%), Coho Partners Ltd. (0.88%), State of Wisconsin Investment Board (0.73%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.71%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.58%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.58%). 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.
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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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of Montreal Can, First Trust Advisors LP, Arizona State Retirement System, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., ProShare Advisors LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, and Unigestion Holding SA. 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.
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Which major investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., AJO LP, Hexavest Inc., Dana Investment Advisors Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Bank of Nova Scotia, and PGGM Investments.
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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 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 $352.92.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $18.91 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 8/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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