GWW:NYE-W.W. Grainger Inc.

EQUITY | Industrial Distribution | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 235.67

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 13.43B

Volume

0.93M

Yahoo Analyst Target

USD 195.87 (-16.89%)

STA Analyst Target

USD 176.38 (-25.16%)
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About

W.W. Grainger Inc is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services used by businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with expanding operations.

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ETFs Containing GWW

FBU:CA First Asset U.S. Buyback .. 2.56 % 0.78 %

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CAD 0.01B
SPDV AAM S&P 500 High Dividend.. 2.55 % 0.00 %

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NOBL ProShares S&P 500 Dividen.. 2.27 % 0.35 %

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RGI Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal .. 1.79 % 0.40 %

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USD 0.31B
CVY Guggenheim Multi-Asset In.. 1.35 % 0.65 %

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USD 0.34B
ZEUS:CA BMO Shiller Select US Ind.. 1.32 % 0.00 %

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CAD 0.02B
FLAG WeatherStorm Forensic Acc.. 1.21 % 0.85 %

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USD 0.02B
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback 1.16 % 0.35 %

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USD 0.01B
KRMA Global X Conscious Compan.. 0.81 % 0.43 %

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FUD:CA First Trust Value Line Di.. 0.57 % 0.66 %

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CAD 6.87M
EQLT Workplace Equality Portfo.. 0.51 % 0.75 %

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USD 0.02B
RSP Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal .. 0.25 % 0.40 %

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USD 15.57B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Industrial Distribution)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -0.25% 56% F 28% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -0.25% 56% F 27% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -0.57% 63% D 28% F
Dividend Return 2.13% 100% A+ 32% F
Total Return 1.57% 63% D 24% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 13.26% 50% F 51% F
Dividend Return 10.69% 50% F 31% F
Total Return 23.95% 67% D+ 42% F
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain -4.46% 25% F 16% F
Dividend Return -2.54% 25% F 14% F
Total Return 1.93% 50% F 36% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 12.07% 100% A+ 61% D-
Risk Adjusted Return -21.02% 25% F 12% F
Market Capitalization 13.35B 100% A+ 87% B+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Industrial Distribution)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 19.90 33% F 28% F
Price/Book Ratio 7.79 22% F 10% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 3.59 100% A+ 38% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 17.63 78% C+ 39% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 27.97% 89% B+ 89% B+
Return on Invested Capital 25.68% 89% B+ 90% A-
Return on Assets 8.55% 67% D+ 86% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 131.25% 50% F 30% F

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Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Higly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.