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Demand for grocery delivery cools as food costs rise
Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
Shift in war's front seen as grain leaves Ukraine; plant hit
Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
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Shift in war's front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine
Transit woes mount for Boston's beleaguered subway riders
Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
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Dems' climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
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NYSE:GWW

W.W. Grainger - GWW Stock Forecast, Price & News

$556.02
+14.36 (+2.65%)
(As of 08/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$537.10
$556.44
50-Day Range
$442.09
$556.02
52-Week Range
$391.16
$556.44
Volume
327,741 shs
Average Volume
344,199 shs
Market Capitalization
$28.28 billion
P/E Ratio
21.93
Dividend Yield
1.24%
Price Target
$518.57

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.11 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.7% Downside
$518.57 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.38mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 26 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.17 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.07%
From $28.03 to $29.45 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.08 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

114th out of 210 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 3 stocks

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About W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Stock

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. It offers safety and security supplies, material handling and storage equipment, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance supplies, and metalworking and hand tools. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company serves businesses, corporations, government entities, and other institutions through sales and service representatives, and electronic and ecommerce channels. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

GWW has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Stephens lifted their price objective on W.W. Grainger from $565.00 to $600.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on W.W. Grainger from $505.00 to $600.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. StockNews.com downgraded W.W. Grainger from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on W.W. Grainger from $421.00 to $448.00 and gave the company an "underweight" rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on W.W. Grainger from $399.00 to $422.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $518.57.

W.W. Grainger Stock Performance

NYSE:GWW opened at $556.02 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $28.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 2.58. The business's 50 day moving average price is $480.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $486.92. W.W. Grainger has a fifty-two week low of $391.16 and a fifty-two week high of $556.44.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW - Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The industrial products company reported $7.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $6.65 by $0.54. The firm had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.69 billion. W.W. Grainger had a return on equity of 57.59% and a net margin of 9.23%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.27 EPS. Sell-side analysts predict that W.W. Grainger will post 28.03 earnings per share for the current year.

W.W. Grainger Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, August 8th will be issued a dividend of $1.72 per share. This represents a $6.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th. W.W. Grainger's payout ratio is currently 27.14%.

Insider Activity at W.W. Grainger

In related news, VP Paige K. Robbins sold 2,330 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $500.03, for a total transaction of $1,165,069.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 11,996 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,998,359.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 10.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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GWW Stock News Headlines

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GWW Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/06/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Last Earnings
7/29/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/05/2022
Today
8/07/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP
38480210
Employees
24,200
Year Founded
1927

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$518.57
High Stock Price Forecast
$600.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$400.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-6.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.11
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.04 billion
Pretax Margin
13.06%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$13.02 billion
Cash Flow
$23.68 per share
Book Value
$48.46 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
45,784,000
Market Cap
$28.28 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.23

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GWW Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell W.W. Grainger stock right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings and 4 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 is W.W. Grainger's stock price forecast for 2022?

9 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for W.W. Grainger's stock. Their GWW stock forecasts range from $400.00 to $600.00. On average, they predict W.W. Grainger's share price to reach $518.57 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.7%.
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How has W.W. Grainger's stock performed in 2022?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $518.24 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, GWW shares have increased by 7.3% and is now trading at $556.02.
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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, November 4th 2022.
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How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July, 29th. The industrial products company reported $7.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $6.65 by $0.54. The industrial products company earned $3.84 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.69 billion. W.W. Grainger had a net margin of 9.23% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 57.59%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 19.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $4.27 EPS.
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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 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $1.72 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $6.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger(NYSE:GWW) pays an annual dividend of $6.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 52 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 27.14%. 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 23.36% 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 issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Friday, August, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $27.25-$28.75 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.56. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.00 billion-$15.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $14.74 billion.

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.

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), Procter & Gamble (PG), 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Coho Partners Ltd. (0.87%), ProShare Advisors LLC (0.66%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.54%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.54%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.34%) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.30%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Deidra C Merriwether, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laurie R Thomson, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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How do I buy shares of W.W. Grainger?

Shares of GWW stock 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 $556.02.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has a market capitalization of $28.28 billion and generates $13.02 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $1.04 billion in net income (profit) each year or $25.35 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

W.W. Grainger employs 24,200 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, C.J. Bent & Son Limited, Cromwell, Cromwell Czech Republic s.r.o., Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Cromwell Group (International) Limited, Cromwell Industrial Supplies Private Limited, Cromwell Logistics Limited, Cromwell SAS, Cromwell Tools (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Cromwell Tools Limited, Cromwell Tools Sdn. Bhd., Cromwell sp. z.o.o., 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., IB MonotaRO Private Limited, Imperial Supplies, Imperial Supplies Holdings Inc., Imperial Supplies LLC, India Pacific Brands, 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, Techni-Tool, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) Limited, Tooling & Engineering Distributors (TED) NI 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 Tools Europe GmbH in Liquidation, Zoro Tools Inc., and Zoro UK Limited.
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When was W.W. Grainger founded?

W.W. Grainger was founded in 1927.

How can I contact W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger's mailing address is 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The official website for W.W. Grainger is www.grainger.com. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at (847) 535-1000, via email at estorrelations@grainger.com, or via fax at 847-535-0878.

This page (NYSE:GWW) was last updated on 8/7/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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