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Open

235.02

Previous Close

234.46

Volume (Avg)

84.21k (468.45k)

Day's Range

233.51-235.02

52Wk Range

223.92-274.37

Market Cap.

16.04B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

4.32 (1.71%)

Beta

0.95

Shares Outstanding

68.40M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

20.75 (11.30)

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  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
  • Management effectiveness
Industry Industrial Distribution
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Hold
    • Revenue

    • 9.44B

    • Net Income

    • 797.04M

    • Market Cap.

    • 16.04B

    • Enterprise Value

    • 16.27B

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 8.17

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 1.33

    • Beta

    • 0.95

    • Forward P/E

    • 16.84

    • Price/Sales

    • 1.70

    • Price/Book Value

    • 4.77

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 18.15

      • EBITDA

      • 1.48B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 15.28

      • Return on Equity %

      • 24.20

      • Return on Assets %

      • 15.28

      • Book Value/Share

      • 49.19

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 68.40M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • 2:1 (6/15/1998)

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 1.08 (8/7/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 7/30/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/21/2014
      Hold
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 267.33

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 6

        • EPS Estimate

        • 13.98

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 16.69

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • 5.20

          • 6.54

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 15.50

          • -5.89

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • -5.40

          • 11.76

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 6.62

          • 18.46

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 10.90

          • 8.84

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 18.29

          • 5.77

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 43.59

            • 38.24

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 13.33

            • 10.88

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 8.17

            • 6.74

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 42.90

            • 39.04

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 12.50

            • 11.74

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 7.70

            • 34.46B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.13

              • 0.66

              • Current Ratio

              • 2.69

              • 2.73

              • Quick Ratio

              • 1.34

              • 1.34

              • Interest Coverage

              • 104.24

              • 12.71

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 1.58

              • 2.05

              • Book Value/Share

              • 49.19

              • 11.69

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 21.32

                • 26.53

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 24.46

                • 200.76

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 8.03

                • 85.84

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 1.74

                • 0.83

                • Price/Book Value

                • 4.89

                • 3.88

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 18.15

                • 19.08

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                  • Shares Short

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 3.68M

                  • Short Ratio

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 10.07

                  • Short % of Float

                    as of 9/30/2014

                  • 6.29

                  • Shares Short

                    prior month

                  • 3.82M

                  • Trailing Annual Dividend Yield

                  • -

                  • 5 Year Average Dividend Yield

                  • 0.02

                  • Key Metrics

                  • Company

                    • Payout Ratio

                    • 34.26

                    • Dividend Date

                    • 7/30/2014

                    • Ex-Dividend Date

                    • 8/7/2014

                    • Last Split Factor

                      new per old

                    • 2:1

                    • Last Split Date

                    • 6/15/1998

                    • Key Metrics

                    • Company

                    • Industry

                      • Return on Equity %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 24.20

                        (24.20)

                      • 23.01

                        (21.67)

                      • Return on Assets %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 15.28

                        (14.00)

                      • 11.25

                        (12.77)

                      • Return on Capital %

                        (5-Year Average)

                      • 20.87

                        (20.20)

                      • 14.89

                        (17.59)

                      • Income/Employee

                      • 33.34k

                      • 16.20k

                      • Inventory Turnover

                      • 4.29

                      • 4.18

                      • Asset Turnover

                      • 1.87

                      • 1.67

                      Current Historical
                      Financials
                      • Income Statement
                      • Balance Sheet
                      • Cash Flow
                      Operating Income
                      1.30B
                      Operating Margin
                      13.74
                      Total Equity
                      -
                      Retained Earnings
                      -
                      Free Cashflow
                      -
                      Price/Cashflow
                      18.15
                      Ownership

                      Institutional Ownership

                      76.30%

                      Top 10 Institutions

                      29.67%

                      Mutual Fund Ownership

                      37.24%

                      Float

                      85.18%

                      5% / Insider Ownership

                      12.32%

                      Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                      Top Mutual Fund Owners

                      Top Institutional Owners

                      Mutual Fund Name

                      Institution Name

                      • Mutual Fund Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund

                      •  

                        1,053,072

                      • 1.04

                      • 1.54

                      • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                      •  

                        1,003,659

                      • 0.65

                      • 1.47

                      • Vanguard Five Hundred Index Fund

                      •  

                        631,952

                      • 0.18

                      • 0.92

                      • Vanguard Institutional Index Fund

                      •  

                        616,633

                      • -1.07

                      • 0.90

                      • T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund

                      •  

                        611,500

                      • 60.50

                      • 0.89

                      • SPDR® S&P 500 ETF

                      •  

                        597,552

                      • -2.09

                      • 0.80

                      • Old Westbury Large Cap Strategies Fund

                      •  

                        570,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.83

                      • Franklin Growth Fund

                      •  

                        550,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.80

                      • VA CollegeAmerica Washington Mutual

                      •  

                        525,000

                      • 0.00

                      • 0.77

                      • Fidelity VIP Contrafund Portfolio

                      •  

                        510,020

                      • 2.45

                      • 0.75

                      • Institution Name

                      • Shares Held

                      • % Change

                      • % Outstanding

                      • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                      •  

                        4,806,531

                      • +1.49%

                      • 7.03

                      • State Street Corp

                      •  

                        3,010,529

                      • +2.87%

                      • 4.40

                      • Fidelity Management and Research Company

                      •  

                        2,222,221

                      • -18.37%

                      • 3.25

                      • Walter Scott & Partners Ltd

                      •  

                        2,154,545

                      • +14.38%

                      • 3.15

                      • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                      •  

                        1,792,056

                      • +0.54%

                      • 2.62

                      • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

                      •  

                        1,591,097

                      • +52.61%

                      • 2.33

                      • MFS Investment Management K.K.

                      •  

                        1,568,013

                      • +1.41%

                      • 2.29

                      • Capital World Investors

                      •  

                        1,104,500

                      • -3.49%

                      • 1.61

                      • Northern Trust Investments, N.A.

                      •  

                        1,027,988

                      • -4.24%

                      • 1.50

                      • Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC

                      •  

                        1,019,274

                      • +56.17%

                      • 1.49

                      Company Profile

                      Sector

                      Industrials

                      Industry

                      Industrial Distribution

                      Type

                      Cyclical

                      Style

                      Large Growth

                      W W Grainger Inc was incorporated in the State of Illinois in 1928. The Company is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services used by businesses and institutions primaril...morey in the United States and Canada, with a presence in Europe, Asia and Latin America. uses a multichannel business model to provide customers with a range of options for finding and purchasing products, utilizing sales representatives, direct marketing materials, catalogs and eCommerce. Grainger serves more than 2 million customers worldwide through a network of integrated branches, distribution centers, websites and export services. It has centralized business support functions that provide coordination and guidance in the areas of accounting and finance, business devel...moreopment, communications and investor relations, compensation and benefits, information systems, health and safety, global supply chain functions, human resources, risk management, internal audit, legal, real estate, security, tax and treasury. These services are provided in varying degrees to all business units. The Companys two reportable segments are the United States and Canada and other businesses include operations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and other U.S. operations. The United States business offers a broad selection of maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services through local branches, sales representatives, catalogs and eCommerce. A combination of product breadth, local availability, speed of delivery, detailed product information and competitively priced products and services is provided by this business. Products offered include material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components and many other items primarily focused on the facilities maintenance market. Services offered primarily include inventory management and energy efficiency solutions. The Canadian business serves customers through 171 branches, sales and service representatives and 6 DCs across Canada. Acklands Grainger distributes tools, fasteners, safety supplies, instruments, welding and shop equipment, and many other items. The customers can purchase products through Acklandsgrainger.com, a fully bilingual website. Other businesses are the operations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and other U.S. operations. Other businesses includes: Fabory is a European distributor of fasteners, tools and industrial supplies, the company operates in Japan through its 51% interest in MonotaRO Co., the companys operations in Mexico provide local businesses with maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products primarily from Mexico and the United States, and Zoro Tools is an online distributor of MRO products serving U.S. businesses and consumers through its website Zorotools.com. The Company faces competition in all markets it serves, from manufacturers (including some of its own suppliers) that sell directly to certain segments of the market, wholesale distributors, catalog houses, retail enterprises and Internet-based businesses. The Companys business is subject to a wide array of laws and regulations in every jurisdiction where it operates, and compliance with these laws and regulations increases the cost of doing business.lessless

                      Key People

                      James T. Ryan

                      CEO/Chairman of the Board/COO/Director/President

                      Ronald L. Jadin

                      CFO/Senior VP

                      Michael Ali

                      Chief Information Officer/Senior VP

                      Gregory S. Irving

                      Vice President, Divisional

                      D. L. Rawlinson

                      Other Corporate Officer/Secretary/Vice President

                      • W W Grainger Inc

                      • 100 Grainger Parkway

                      • Lake Forest, IL 60045-5201

                      • USA.Map

                      • Phone: +1 847 535-1000

                      • Fax: -

                      • grainger.com

                      Incorporated

                      1928

                      Employees

                      23,700

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