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 13228.98. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW performance year to date is 8.98%. Today W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has gained 0.71%, with a current price of 219.84.
Ownership of the company is 1.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.50%. 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 -1.16%. The 52-week high is -7.89%, and the 52-week low is 25.72%. The average volume for W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is 164152.
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 19.87 and a forward P/E of 17.47. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.92. W.W. Grainger, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.31 and 5.93 respectively. For P/cash, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a value of 41.86, while it is 39.13 for P/free cash flow.
At the current price of 219.84, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.24%. 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 7.97% 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.