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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW

W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Equipment Wholesale in the sector of Services. Based in USA, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW  has a market cap of 13412.67. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW performance year to date is 8.50%. Today W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has gained 1.04%, with a current price of 219.61.

Ownership of the company is 1.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.70%. Return of assets are at 11.70%, with return on investment at 19.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.79. While Total debt/equity is 1.01. With a profit margin of 6.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.20%, and operating margin of 12.10%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has seen a EPS growth of 1.10%. A performance for the year of -1.74%. The 52-week high is -7.99%, and the 52-week low is 25.59%. The average volume for W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is 256458.

With a target price of 212.69, can W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW. W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a P/E of 19.78 and a forward P/E of 17.49. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.91. W.W. Grainger, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.33 and 5.9 respectively. For P/cash, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a value of 42.45, while it is 39.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 219.61, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.25%. We see a return on equity of 30.20%.

Looking more long-term W.W. Grainger, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.06%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.99% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 1.10% for this year and for the last five years a 10.80% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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