GWW - W.W. Grainger, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
311.99
-7.19 (-2.25%)
As of 2:20PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close319.18
Open307.40
Bid312.35 x 800
Ask312.15 x 1100
Day's Range298.25 - 315.00
52 Week Range255.09 - 321.07
Volume571,825
Avg. Volume419,187
Market Cap17.026B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.34
PE Ratio (TTM)21.35
EPS (TTM)14.61
Earnings DateOct 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield5.76 (1.80%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-08-09
1y Target Est301.42
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  • Grainger (GWW) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Miss Estimates, Up Y/Y
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    Grainger (GWW) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Miss Estimates, Up Y/Y

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

  • W.W. Grainger (GWW) Misses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
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    W.W. Grainger (GWW) Misses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

    W.W. Grainger (GWW) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -4.05% and -0.09%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

  • PR Newswire

    Grainger Reports Results For The 2019 Third Quarter

    Sales performance and strong expense management lead to share gain and operating earnings growth despite slower macroeconomic environment Third Quarter Financial Highlights - Sales of $2.9 billion , up ...

  • Industrial Stocks' Oct 23 Earnings Roster: CAT, GWW, AVY, PNR
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    Industrial Stocks' Oct 23 Earnings Roster: CAT, GWW, AVY, PNR

    A sneak peak at how industrial stocks Caterpillar (CAT), Avery Dennison (AVY), Grainger (GWW) and Pentair (PNR) are likely fare in their Q3 results in the backdrop of a weak manufacturing sector.

  • Should You Buy Grainger (GWW) Ahead of Earnings?
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    Should You Buy Grainger (GWW) Ahead of Earnings?

    Grainger (GWW) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity and has a positive Zacks Earnings ESP heading into earnings season.

  • Pentair (PNR) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?
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    Pentair (PNR) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

    Pentair's (PNR) third-quarter 2019 earnings and revenues are anticipated to reflect year-over-year improvement despite the impact of wet and cold weather and higher input costs.

  • Unifirst (UNF) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?
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    Unifirst (UNF) to Report Q4 Earnings: What's in Store?

    Unifirst's (UNF) fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings might reflect deceleration in Core Laundry Operations growth, timing of pricing adjustments, investments and normalization of certain expenses.

  • 5 Stocks Set to Lead Longterm as Fed Rate Cuts Deepen
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    5 Stocks Set to Lead Longterm as Fed Rate Cuts Deepen

    These members of the “Dividend Aristocrats” have all increased their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years.

  • These Hedge Funds Are Dumping W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)
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    These Hedge Funds Are Dumping W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

    The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the June quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors experienced strong gains on the back of a strong market performance, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as […]

  • Caterpillar (CAT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in Store?
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    Caterpillar (CAT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in Store?

    Caterpillar's (CAT) Q3 results are anticipated to reflect cost saving and improved performance of the Resource Industries segment.

  • Will Tariffs, Weak Margins Hurt iRobot (IRBT) in Q3 Earnings?
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    Will Tariffs, Weak Margins Hurt iRobot (IRBT) in Q3 Earnings?

    iRobot's (IRBT) third-quarter 2019 earnings might reflect adverse impacts of high tariffs, manufacturing diversification, promotional and pricing activities, and product launches.

  • Calculating The Fair Value Of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)
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    Calculating The Fair Value Of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)

    In this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) by taking the expected...

  • Parnassus Endeavor Fund Buys 4 Stocks in 3rd Quarter
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    Parnassus Endeavor Fund Buys 4 Stocks in 3rd Quarter

    The fund’s largest new position is in Arista Networks Continue reading...

  • 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) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

  • Don't Sell W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Before You Read This
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    Don't Sell W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Before You Read This

    This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll apply a...

  • 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...