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logoMorningstarMay 04, 2021

W.W. Grainger, Inc.: We Expect Stronger Growth Ahead for Grainger as the Economy Strengthens

Symbols
GWW
Sector(s)
Industrials
Rating
Current Price
$454.80
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

W.W. Grainger distributes 1.5 million maintenance, repair, and operations products that are sourced from over 4,500 suppliers. The company serves approximately 5 million customers through its online and electronic purchasing platforms, vending machines, catalog distribution, and network of over 400 global branches. In recent years, Grainger has invested in its e-commerce capabilities and is the 11th-largest e-retailer in North America.

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Analyst Profile

Brian Bernard

Sector Director
Brian Colello, CPA, is director of technology, media, and telecom equity research for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. In addition to leading Morningstar’s technology, media, and telecom sector team, he covers semiconductor and hardware companies. Colello was a senior equity analyst before assuming his current role in 2015.Before joining Morningstar in 2008, he worked in public accounting for KPMG and served as a manager in corporate finance for BMG Music, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann AG.Colello holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.