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W W Grainger Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:GWW)

$315.74
+5.67 (+1.83 %)
(As of 10/21/2019 02:21 PM ET)
Today's Range
$312.18
Now: $315.75
$317.50
50-Day Range
$264.27
MA: $289.88
$312.68
52-Week Range
$255.09
Now: $315.75
$321.07
Volume261,049 shs
Average Volume374,115 shs
Market Capitalization$17.23 billion
P/E Ratio18.91
Dividend Yield1.85%
Beta0.95
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$21.81 per share
Book Value$37.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$782 million

Miscellaneous

Employees24,600
Market Cap$17.23 billion
Next Earnings Date10/23/2019 (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, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $1.44 per share on Sunday, September 1st. This represents a $5.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 9th. View W W Grainger's Dividend History.

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

W W Grainger declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 24th 2019, which allows the company to buyback 5,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically a sign 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 24th. The industrial products company reported $4.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $4.65 by $0.01. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.97 billion. W W Grainger had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 46.27%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $4.37 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 Wednesday, October 23rd 2019. 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 Wednesday, October 23rd 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 guidance has W W Grainger issued on next quarter's earnings?

W W Grainger issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $17.10-18.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $17.85. The company issued revenue guidance of $11.45-11.78 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.70 billion.

What price target have analysts set for GWW?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for W W Grainger's stock. Their forecasts range from $240.00 to $325.00. On average, they expect W W Grainger's stock price to reach $289.20 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for W W Grainger.

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

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for W W Grainger in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 2 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?

News coverage about GWW stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. W W Grainger earned a coverage optimism score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned 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 decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,130,000 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the August 15th total of 2,260,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 431,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.9 days. Approximately 4.8% 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), Procter & Gamble (PG), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Boeing (BA), 3M (MMM), Walmart (WMT), Netflix (NFLX), Abbott Laboratories (ABT) 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.15%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.14%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.07%), Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC (0.06%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.05%) and Fruth Investment Management (0.04%). Company insiders that own W W Grainger stock include Brian P Anderson, Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia, John L Howard, Laura D Brown, 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 Scout Investments Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC, Boltwood Capital Management, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC and Fruth Investment Management. Company insiders that have sold W W Grainger company stock in the last year include Donald G Macpherson, Eric R Tapia and John L Howard. View Insider Buying and Selling for W W Grainger.

Which major investors are buying W W Grainger stock?

GWW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Toth Financial Advisory Corp, Everence Capital Management Inc., Merriman Wealth Management LLC, YHB Investment Advisors Inc. and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank . 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 $315.75.

How big of a company is W W Grainger?

W W Grainger has a market capitalization of $17.23 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:  451 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  716 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,167
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 10/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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