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How has W.W. Grainger, Inc.:(NYSE:GWW) performed recently?

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 13859.55. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 20.84, a forward P/E of 18.4 and EPS of 10.99. At a stock price of 231.07 (0.92%) it has a dividend yield of 2.13%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 1.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.05% and more long-term 6.20% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -71.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -65.70%.

For performance, W.W. Grainger, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 3.60%. For the last month performance for W.W. Grainger, Inc. is -0.58%. While the last quarter is 1.71% and half year, 9.67%. Finally for the year, performance is 3.68%.

The 52-week high for W.W. Grainger, Inc., is at -2.64%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 32.89%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.11% and 8.34% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.76%, and for the month it is 1.67%. W.W. Grainger, Inc., has a target price of 214.85.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.83, and for total debt/equity W.W. Grainger, Inc. has 1.06. The gross margin is 41.20%, while operating margin is 12.10%, the profit margin is 6.80%. The current ratio is 1.9 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 1.80%, with instituitional ownership at 85.60%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a payout ratio of 42.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 60.53. The shares float is 55.26, with the float short at 16.19%, with short ratio coming to 16.71.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see W.W. Grainger, Inc., get 11.70%, with its returns on investment at 19.60%. Return on equity is 30.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 214.85, reached soon?

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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