NYSE:GWW - W W Grainger Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$340.25 -1.20 (-0.35 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$341.45
Today's Range$336.18 - $341.45
52-Week Range$155.00 - $347.20
Volume921,600 shs
Average Volume893,422 shs
Market Capitalization$18.99 billion
P/E Ratio29.45
Dividend Yield1.60%
W W Grainger logoW.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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.08
Current Ratio2.37
Quick Ratio1.24


Trailing P/E Ratio29.45
Forward P/E Ratio21.74
P/E Growth1.8

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.42 billion
Price / Sales1.83
Cash Flow$16.6381 per share
Price / Cash20.45
Book Value$36.60 per share
Price / Book9.30


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$11.46
Net Income$585.73 million
Net Margins7.16%
Return on Equity42.66%
Return on Assets14.02%


Outstanding Shares56,020,000
Market Cap$18,989.27

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 25th. Investors of record on Monday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $1.36 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $5.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 11th. This is a positive change from W W Grainger's previous quarterly dividend of $1.28. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 18th. The industrial products company reported $4.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.78 by $0.59. The industrial products company earned $2.86 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.82 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 7.16% and a return on equity of 42.66%. W W Grainger's quarterly revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.67 earnings per share. 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 Tuesday, October, 16th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

What guidance has W W Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W W Grainger issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $15.05-16.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $15.00. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.0-11.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.19 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

18 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $386.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's share price to reach $292.9231 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.9%. View Analyst Ratings 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 3 sell ratings, 14 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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. Ronald L. Jadin, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • 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)

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about GWW stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.43 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

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 shareholders include Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.80%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.72%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.18%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.11%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.04%) and Investment House LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include 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 institutional investors are selling W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Westpac Banking Corp, Calamos Advisors LLC, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, Hartford Investment Management Co., Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Acropolis Investment Management LLC and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include 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 institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Whittier Trust Co., Capital One National Association, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. and Bremer Trust National Association. 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 $340.25.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $18.99 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 25,700 workers across the globe.

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:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  348 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  600 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  948
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 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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