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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 13360.83. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 19.7, a forward P/E of 17.43 and EPS of 10.99. At a stock price of 217.25 (0.34%) it has a dividend yield of 2.25%.

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 7.99% and more long-term 5.06% 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 -1.35%. For the last month performance for W.W. Grainger, Inc. is -5.75%. While the last quarter is -6.51% and half year, 13.49%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.57%.

The 52-week high for W.W. Grainger, Inc., is at -8.98%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 24.24%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.94% and 1.70% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.29%, and for the month it is 1.76%. W.W. Grainger, Inc., has a target price of 212.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.79, and for total debt/equity W.W. Grainger, Inc. has 1.01. The gross margin is 41.20%, while operating margin is 12.10%, the profit margin is 6.80%. The current ratio is 2 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 1.80%, with instituitional ownership at 85.40%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a payout ratio of 42.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 61.71. The shares float is 56.16, with the float short at 16.36%, with short ratio coming to 16.75.

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 30.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 212.69, 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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