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NYSE:GWW

W.W. Grainger Stock Forecast, Price & News

$369.74
-6.95 (-1.85 %)
(As of 01/27/2021 03:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$363.40
Now: $369.74
$374.40
50-Day Range
$383.40
MA: $401.52
$415.57
52-Week Range
$200.61
Now: $369.74
$427.90
Volume12,316 shs
Average Volume378,700 shs
Market Capitalization$19.84 billion
P/E Ratio31.93
Dividend Yield1.58%
Beta1.15
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, 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. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.36 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

16th out of 398 stocks

Wholesale Trade - Durable Goods Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Wholesale trade - durable goods
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
CUSIP38480210
Phone847-535-1000
Employees23,800
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.49 billion
Cash Flow$20.97 per share
Book Value$38.24 per share

Profitability

Net Income$849 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$19.84 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$369.74
-6.95 (-1.85 %)
(As of 01/27/2021 03:27 PM ET)
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W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has W.W. Grainger's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

W.W. Grainger's stock was trading at $274.61 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, GWW stock has increased by 34.6% and is now trading at $369.74.
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Is W.W. Grainger a buy right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than W.W. Grainger?

Wall Street analysts have given W.W. Grainger a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but W.W. Grainger wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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.

When is W.W. Grainger's next earnings date?

W.W. Grainger is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021.
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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 Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The industrial products company reported $4.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.13 by $0.39. The industrial products company earned $3.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.98 billion. W.W. Grainger had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 41.31% and a net margin of 5.37%. W.W. Grainger's revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $4.26 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, October 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 9th will be given a dividend of $1.53 per share on Tuesday, December 1st. This represents a $6.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 6th.
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Is W.W. Grainger a good dividend stock?

W.W. Grainger pays an annual dividend of $6.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. W.W. Grainger has been increasing its dividend for 48 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of W.W. Grainger is 35.40%. 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 33.28% next year. This indicates that W.W. Grainger will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will W.W. Grainger's stock buyback program work?

W.W. Grainger announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

17 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for W.W. Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $241.00 to $465.00. On average, they anticipate W.W. Grainger's share price to reach $368.43 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.4%.
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Are investors shorting W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger saw a decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 725,400 shares, a decline of 15.6% from the December 15th total of 859,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 303,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.6% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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), 3M (MMM), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald's (MCD), The Procter & Gamble (PG), The Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are W.W. Grainger's key executives?

W.W. Grainger's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Donald G. Macpherson, Chairman & CEO (Age 53, Pay $2.68M)
  • Ms. Deidra Cheeks Merriwether, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 52, Pay $754.81k)
  • Mr. John L. Howard, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 63, Pay $1.54M)
  • Ms. Paige K. Robbins, Sr. VP & Pres of Grainger Bus. Unit in United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico (Age 52, Pay $983.68k)
  • Mr. Jonny LeRoy, Chief Technology Officer
  • Irene Holman, VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Kathleen S. Carroll, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Masaya Suzuki, Managing Director of Endless Assortment Bus. (Age 46)
  • Mr. Barry Greenhouse, Sr. VP & Pres of Global Supply Chain and Customer Experience
  • Mr. Hugo Dubovoy Jr., VP & Corp. Sec.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.22%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.21%), Darrell & King LLC (0.15%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (0.04%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%). Company insiders that own W.W. Grainger stock include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which institutional investors are selling W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Darrell & King LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, CX Institutional, North Star Investment Management Corp., and DNB Asset Management AS. Company insiders that have sold W.W. Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, John L Howard, Paige K Robbins, and Susan Slavik Williams.
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Which institutional investors are buying W.W. Grainger stock?

GWW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Trust Walden Corp, AdvisorShares Investments LLC, Strs Ohio, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Nwam LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Kestra Advisory Services LLC, and Toth Financial Advisory Corp.
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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 WeBull, 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 $369.74.

How big of a company is W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger has a market capitalization of $19.84 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 23,800 workers across the globe.

What is W.W. Grainger's official website?

The official website for W.W. Grainger is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/27/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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