W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) VP Laura D. Brown sold 9,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $232.86, for a total transaction of $2,132,531.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 16,893 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,933,703.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Shares of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) opened at $235.67 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 2.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. W W Grainger Inc has a 1 year low of $155.00 and a 1 year high of $262.71. The stock has a market cap of $13,430.00, a P/E ratio of 27.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.82.
W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The industrial products company reported $2.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.56 by $0.34. W W Grainger had a net margin of 4.83% and a return on equity of 34.25%. The company had revenue of $2.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.65 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.06 earnings per share. W W Grainger’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that W W Grainger Inc will post 10.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.
GWW has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of W W Grainger from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Morgan Stanley restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $178.00 price target (up previously from $172.00) on shares of W W Grainger in a report on Monday, October 2nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $178.00 price target (up previously from $165.00) on shares of W W Grainger in a report on Monday, October 9th. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on shares of W W Grainger from $145.00 to $146.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $210.00 price target on shares of W W Grainger and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $195.77.
About W W Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
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