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

$296.04
-7.28 (-2.40 %)
(As of 02/24/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$292.57
Now: $296.04
$300.04
50-Day Range
$296.04
MA: $320.03
$344.44
52-Week Range
$255.09
Now: $296.04
$346.60
Volume255,326 shs
Average Volume334,134 shs
Market Capitalization$15.95 billion
P/E Ratio19.37
Dividend Yield1.90%
Beta0.98
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorIndustrial Products
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$21.50 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share

Profitability

Net Income$849 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,600
Market Cap$15.95 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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, January 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 10th will be paid a dividend of $1.44 per share on Sunday, March 1st. This represents a $5.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 7th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

How will W W Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W W Grainger announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 30th. The industrial products company reported $3.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.00 by $0.12. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.85 billion. W W Grainger had a return on equity of 45.63% and a net margin of 7.39%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.96 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 Monday, April 27th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

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

W W Grainger updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $17.75-19.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $18.70. The company issued revenue guidance of 3.5-6.5% to $11.88-12.23 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.95 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

12 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for W W Grainger's shares. Their forecasts range from $264.58 to $342.00. On average, they anticipate W W Grainger's stock price to reach $307.94 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

12 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 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger.

Has W W Grainger been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about GWW stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for W W Grainger.

Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,910,000 shares, an increase of 5.5% from the January 15th total of 1,810,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 328,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.8 days. Approximately 4.4% of the company's shares are sold short. View W W Grainger's Current Options Chain.

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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), AbbVie (ABBV), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), 3M (MMM), Netflix (NFLX), PepsiCo (PEP) and Boeing (BA).

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 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)

Who are W W Grainger's major shareholders?

W W Grainger's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (7.62%), State Street Corp (4.61%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.43%), Bank of America Corp DE (1.41%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.20%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.19%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, 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 First Trust Advisors LP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Panagora Asset Management Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc., Sei Investments Co., State Street Corp, Tobam and OLD Republic International Corp. 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. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which institutional investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Parnassus Investments CA, Geode Capital Management LLC and Schonfeld Strategic 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, 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 $296.04.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $15.95 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 24,600 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About W W Grainger.

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:  475 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  753 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,228
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 2/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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