GWW - W.W. Grainger, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
292.18
+0.02 (+0.01%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT

292.18 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:09PM EDT

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Previous Close292.16
Open293.41
Bid286.09 x 900
Ask292.33 x 800
Day's Range289.60 - 294.65
52 Week Range255.09 - 361.17
Volume314,015
Avg. Volume434,987
Market Cap15.927B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.34
PE Ratio (TTM)19.99
EPS (TTM)14.61
Earnings DateOct 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield5.76 (1.97%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-09
1y Target Est291.36
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  • Should You Be Happy With W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s (NYSE:GWW) 5.2% Earnings Growth?
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    Should You Be Happy With W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s (NYSE:GWW) 5.2% Earnings Growth?

    Increase in profitability and industry-beating performance can be essential considerations in a stock for some...

  • Is W.W. Grainger (GWW) a Great Pick for Value Investors?
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    Is W.W. Grainger (GWW) a Great Pick for Value Investors?

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) stock may be a good choice for value-oriented investors right now from multiple angles.

  • Why W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio
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    Why W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio

    I've been keeping an eye on W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the...

  • TheStreet.com

    This Dividend Aristocrat Keeps Humming Along, Despite Trade Volatility

    W.W. Grainger remains a highly profitable and growing company, even during the tariff spat with China, and is expected to offer big returns to shareholders.

  • Industrial Services Industry Outlook: Prospects Gloomy
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    Industrial Services Industry Outlook: Prospects Gloomy

    Industrial Services Industry Outlook: Prospects Gloomy

  • Why Is W.W. Grainger (GWW) Down 9.1% Since Last Earnings Report?
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    Why Is W.W. Grainger (GWW) Down 9.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Reasons to Hold Grainger (GWW) in Your Portfolio for Now
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    Reasons to Hold Grainger (GWW) in Your Portfolio for Now

    Backed by upbeat outlook and long-term growth opportunities, Grainger (GWW) is worth retaining in the portfolio at the moment.

  • Why You Should Keep Tesla (TSLA) and W.W. Grainger (GWW) Stocks on Your Sell List
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    Why You Should Keep Tesla (TSLA) and W.W. Grainger (GWW) Stocks on Your Sell List

    Tesla (TSLA) and W.W. Grainger (GWW) are like those drivers motoring down the highway with the ever-blinking turn signal. Those following along behind are left wondering if that turn will ever come. Wall Street analysts clearly don't see any turnaround in these stocks. Let’s take a closer look. Slam on the Brakes with Tesla StockInvestors don’t have a lot to be excited about when it comes to the electric car manufacturer.Tesla has a history of overpromising and underdelivering, with the Street more willing to look past this as the company offered innovative and exciting technology. Now, Wall Street wants to see results that suggest a strong long-term growth narrative. Based on Tesla's second-quarter results, investors aren’t going to get what they’re looking for.Specifically, the earnings release revealed that losses were much larger than originally expected. Non-GAAP loss came in at $1.12 per share falling well below the $0.16 consensus estimate. Not to mention Tesla managed to burn through $333 million in cash, all while the company delivered a record breaking 158,000 vehicles.Based on the current economic climate, the situation could get worse for Tesla. If fears are correct and the economy heads into a recession, oil prices could plummet as they’ve done in the past. This would have a drastic effect on TSLA as one of the key benefits of electric vehicles is being able to avoid high gas prices.Joseph Spak, a five-star analyst according to TipRanks, doesn’t see gross margins improving anytime soon. He argues that TSLA’s profitability is tied to its full self-driving product, but the development team has experienced a high turnover rate. The company also can’t sell the product in the EU as regulation prohibits the feature.“So growth is likely to be on hiatus and we don't believe the valuation reflects this. That said, if there are material further price cuts, demand might be higher, but this would weigh on profitability,” Spak added. As a result, the RBC Capital analyst reiterated his Sell rating and $190 price target, as believes the stock could drop 16% over the next twelve months.All in all, most of Wall Street is growing impatient with this electric player’s stumbles, as TipRanks analytics demonstrate TSLA as a Sell. Based on 27 analysts polled in the last 3 months, 7 suggesting 'buy', 6 recommending 'hold,' while 14 advising 'sell.' Interestingly, the 12-month average price target stands at $245.62, which marks about 8% upside from where the stock is currently trading. (See TSLA’s price targets and analyst ratings on TipRanks) W.W. Grainger Stock Is Out of Favor on Wall StreetWhile the industrial supply company is slightly up year-to-date, Wall Street takes a firmly bearish stance on Grainger. With 3 Sell ratings received over the last three months, the consensus among analysts is that the stock is a ‘Strong Sell’.GWW’s Q2 performance was better than originally expected thanks to lower prices and volumes, but the company by no means went above and beyond with EPS matching the consensus estimate. Analysts originally expected poor earnings after weak results from its competitors, Fastenal and MSC Industrial. GWW also decreased its full year 2019 sales guidance to be between 2% and 5% year-over-year growth, down from the original 4% to 8.5% growth estimate.Despite GWW typically using a third of its operating cash flow to improve its base business, analysts are not seeing the level of growth they would like.4-star RBC Capital analyst Deane Dray adds, “Grainger has little pricing power in a low-inflation environment and is vulnerable at negative inflection points in the economy, given its short-cycle, no-backlog distribution model.”It doesn’t help that the Amazon Business service is now available in at least seven major international markets. Amazon Business poses a significant threat to Grainger’s Cromwell segment in the UK and Europe as well as Grainger’s 51% stake in Japan-based MonotaRO. Cromwell and MonotaRO account for 3% and 7%, respectively, of GWW’s total sales.Dray concludes that GWW is unlikely to meet its target long-term growth rate. “Looking ahead, the guidance cut to 2019 sales and lowered market growth assumptions point to a tougher second half of 2019 operating backdrop, and Grainger’s 300-400 bps of outgrowth assumption appears optimistic to us. Short-cycle industrials like Grainger look vulnerable here,” the analyst explained.Based on all of the above factors, the analyst reiterated his Sell rating and lowered the price target from $257 to $254, indicating 7% downside. (To watch Dray's track record, click here)

  • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet
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    W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Has A Pretty Healthy Balance Sheet

    The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Earns A Nice Return On Capital Employed
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    W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Earns A Nice Return On Capital Employed

    Today we are going to look at W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to see whether it might be an attractive investment...

  • PR Newswire

    Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

    CHICAGO , July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today declared a cash dividend of $1.44 per share payable on September 1, 2019 , to shareholders of record ...

  • Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of GWW earnings conference call or presentation 24-Jul-19 3:00pm GMT

    Q2 2019 W W Grainger Inc Earnings Call

  • WW Grainger Inc (GWW) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
    Motley Fool

    WW Grainger Inc (GWW) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

    GWW earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

  • Grainger (GWW) Q2 Earnings & Revenues Lag Estimates, Up Y/Y
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    Grainger (GWW) Q2 Earnings & Revenues Lag Estimates, Up Y/Y

    Growth in operating earnings and lower average shares outstanding drive Grainger's (GWW) second-quarter 2019 performance.

  • W.W. Grainger (GWW) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates
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    W.W. Grainger (GWW) Q2 Earnings and Revenues Miss Estimates

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -0.22% and -3.17%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • PR Newswire

    Grainger Reports Results For The 2019 Second Quarter

    Company drives second quarter reported operating margin expansion of 110 basis points and adjusted operating margin expansion of 50 basis points Second Quarter Financial Highlights - Sales of $2.9 billion ...

  • With EPS Growth And More, W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Is Interesting
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    With EPS Growth And More, W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) Is Interesting

    Some have more dollars than sense, they say, so even companies that have no revenue, no profit, and a record of...

  • Grainger (GWW) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Offing?
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    Grainger (GWW) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

    Grainger (GWW) likely to gain on growing e-commerce sales, momentum in the United States, cost saving initiatives amid input cost inflation.

  • W.W. Grainger (GWW) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release
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    W.W. Grainger (GWW) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • PR Newswire

    Grainger Earns High Score on the 2019 Disability Equality Index Company Designated a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" for Third Year

    CHICAGO, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, earned a 90-percent score on the 2019 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) and the designation as one of the "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion" for the third consecutive year. The 2019 DEI Advisory Committee is comprised of a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates with knowledge and expertise around the advancement of disability inclusion policies and practices in the workplace. "Achieving a high ranking on the Disability Equality Index and earning a designation as a 'Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion' for the third consecutive year is an honor," said David Rawlinson, Grainger Senior Vice President, President of Online Business, and Executive Sponsor of Grainger's Disability Business Resource Group.

  • Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about W W Grainger Inc.

    W W Grainger Inc NYSE:GWWView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for GWW with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding GWW are favorable, with net inflows of $8.82 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • How Much Are W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Insiders Taking Off The Table?
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    How Much Are W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Insiders Taking Off The Table?

    It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that...

  • When Should You Buy W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)?
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    When Should You Buy W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)?

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  • At US$274, Is W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Worth Looking At Closely?
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    At US$274, Is W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Worth Looking At Closely?

    Today we're going to take a look at the well-established W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). The company's stock received...