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NYSE:GWW

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

$571.79
+6.86 (+1.21%)
(As of 01/27/2023 04:19 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$565.22
$573.72
50-Day Range
$537.53
$605.47
52-Week Range
$440.48
$612.06
Volume
158,757 shs
Average Volume
257,203 shs
Market Capitalization
$28.89 billion
P/E Ratio
20.44
Dividend Yield
1.22%
Price Target
$592.43

W.W. Grainger MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.11 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.4% Upside
$592.43 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
2.83% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.73mentions of W.W. Grainger in the last 14 days
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$8.62 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.17%
From $29.47 to $30.70 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.23 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

79th out of 186 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 1 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.

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GWW Stock News Headlines

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) PT Raised to $650.00
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W.W. Grainger declares $1.72 dividend
Analysts Set W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) PT at $591.00
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GWW Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/29/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
11/10/2022
Dividend Payable
12/01/2022
Today
1/27/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/02/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/10/2023
Dividend Payable
3/01/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

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
$592.43
High Stock Price Forecast
$695.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$422.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+3.6%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.11
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.04 billion
Pretax Margin
13.68%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$13.02 billion
Cash Flow
$24.19 per share
Book Value
$41.92 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
45,476,000
Market Cap
$28.89 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.23

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Donald G. MacphersonMr. Donald G. Macpherson (Age 55)
    Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $3.77M
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks MerriwetherMs. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether (Age 54)
    CFO & Sr. VP
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Mr. John L. HowardMr. John L. Howard (Age 65)
    Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $1.66M
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll (Age 54)
    Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer
    Comp: $900.8k
  • Ms. Paige K. RobbinsMs. Paige K. Robbins (Age 54)
    Sr. VP & Pres of Grainger Bus. Unit
    Comp: $1.54M
  • Ms. Laurie R. Thomson (Age 48)
    VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy
    VP & CTO
  • Mr. Kyle Bland
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki (Age 48)
    Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus.
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse (Age 50)
    Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience













GWW Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

9 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" GWW shares. 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 2023?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for W.W. Grainger's shares. Their GWW share price forecasts range from $422.00 to $695.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $592.43 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have GWW shares performed in 2023?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $556.25 at the beginning of the year. Since then, GWW shares have increased by 2.4% and is now trading at $569.69.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,240,000 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the November 30th total of 1,160,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 319,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 2nd 2023.
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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 Thursday, February 2nd at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were W.W. Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) posted its earnings results on Friday, October, 29th. The industrial products company reported $5.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.31 by $0.34. The industrial products company earned $3.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.32 billion. W.W. Grainger had a net margin of 9.75% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 60.31%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $4.52 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, January 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 13th will be paid a dividend of $1.72 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $6.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 10th.
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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 1.22%. The company 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 is 24.60%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, GWW will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.41% next year. This indicates that the company 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 Sunday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $29.10-$29.70 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $28.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $15.10 billion-$15.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $15.09 billion.

What is DG Macpherson's approval rating as W.W. Grainger's CEO?

543 employees have rated W.W. Grainger Chief Executive Officer DG Macpherson on Glassdoor.com. DG Macpherson has an approval rating of 87% among the company'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 shareholders include Coho Partners Ltd. (0.92%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.21%), Yousif Capital Management LLC (0.05%), Fruth Investment Management (0.04%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). Insiders that own company stock include Deidra C Merriwether, Donald G Macpherson, 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 $569.69.

How much money does W.W. Grainger make?

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has a market capitalization of $28.79 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 $27.97 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does W.W. Grainger have?

The company 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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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 the company 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 1/27/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff