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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 14076.76. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 21.36, a forward P/E of 18.82 and EPS of 10.99. At a stock price of 234.73 (0.89%) it has a dividend yield of 2.08%.

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 8.13% 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 1.72%. For the last month performance for W.W. Grainger, Inc. is 7.86%. While the last quarter is 3.37% and half year, 6.10%. Finally for the year, performance is 7.54%.

The 52-week high for W.W. Grainger, Inc., is at -1.10%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 34.99%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.99% and 9.41% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.13%, and for the month it is 1.28%. W.W. Grainger, Inc., has a target price of 220.62.

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 59.97. The shares float is 55.26, with the float short at 15.74%, with short ratio coming to 16.47.

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 220.62, 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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