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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 13695.81. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 19.48, a forward P/E of 17.54 and EPS of 11.59. At a stock price of 225.78 (-1.72%) it has a dividend yield of 2.16%.

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 7.63% and more long-term 4.94% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.70%.

For performance, W.W. Grainger, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 4.43%. For the last month performance for W.W. Grainger, Inc. is -0.88%. While the last quarter is -2.85% and half year, 12.97%. Finally for the year, performance is -1.31%.

The 52-week high for W.W. Grainger, Inc., is at -5.40%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.12%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.34% and 6.14% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.31%, and for the month it is 1.87%. W.W. Grainger, Inc., has a target price of 219.54.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.61, and for total debt/equity W.W. Grainger, Inc. has 0.92. The gross margin is 41.70%, while operating margin is *TBA, the profit margin is *TBA. The current ratio is 1.7 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 1.80%, with instituitional ownership at 86.50%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 60.66. The shares float is 52.85, with the float short at 16.24%, with short ratio coming to 15.26.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see W.W. Grainger, Inc., get *TBA, with its returns on investment at 19.60%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 219.54, 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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