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

$323.45
+1.33 (+0.41 %)
(As of 01/29/2020 02:40 AM ET)
Today's Range
$321.68
Now: $323.45
$326.08
50-Day Range
$322.12
MA: $336.45
$344.71
52-Week Range
$255.09
Now: $323.45
$346.60
Volume483,158 shs
Average Volume305,037 shs
Market Capitalization$17.42 billion
P/E Ratio18.94
Dividend Yield1.79%
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$11.22 billion
Cash Flow$21.10 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,600
Market Cap$17.42 billion
Next Earnings Date1/30/2020 (Confirmed)
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 11th will be given a dividend of $1.44 per share on Sunday, December 1st. This represents a $5.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 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 approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which permits the company to buyback 5,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were W W Grainger's earnings last quarter?

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 23rd. The industrial products company reported $4.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $4.40 by $0.14. The industrial products company earned $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 8.38% and a return on equity of 46.07%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $4.19 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 Thursday, January 30th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for W W Grainger.

How can I listen to W W Grainger's earnings call?

W W Grainger will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 30th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices 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 $310.10 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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?

News headlines about GWW stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a news impact score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for W W Grainger.

Are investors shorting W W Grainger?

W W Grainger saw a drop in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,810,000 shares, a drop of 7.7% from the December 15th total of 1,960,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 349,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.2 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the stock 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), Mcdonald's (MCD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Procter & Gamble (PG), 3M (MMM), Netflix (NFLX), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Boeing (BA), PepsiCo (PEP) and Home Depot (HD).

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 Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.22%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.19%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.12%), British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd (0.07%), Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC (0.06%) and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.04%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Lucas E Watson, Paige K Robbins and Ronald L Jadin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for W W Grainger.

Which major 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, Scout Investments Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, MU Investments Co. Ltd., Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Boston Trust Walden Corp and Everence Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard and Paige K Robbins. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which major investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Birch Capital Management LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Cadinha & Co. LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd and Toth Financial Advisory Corp. 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 $323.45.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.42 billion and generates $11.22 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $782 million in net income (profit) each year or $16.70 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:  467 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  744 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,211
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 1/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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