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 13781.02. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW performance year to date is 12.66%. Today W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has gained -1.61%, with a current price of 224.41.
Ownership of the company is 1.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.70%. 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 0.83. While Total debt/equity is 1.06. 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 1.9, 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 -0.83%. The 52-week high is -5.44%, and the 52-week low is 29.06%. The average volume for W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is 334000.
With a target price of 221.64, 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 20.42 and a forward P/E of 17.99. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.29. W.W. Grainger, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.37 and 6.4 respectively. For P/cash, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a value of 43.61, while it is 40.76 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 224.41, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.17%. We see a return on equity of 30.60%.
Looking more long-term W.W. Grainger, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.20%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.11% 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.