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Morning Trending Tickers: W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW)

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10.29 B. It is in the Industrial Equipment Wholesale industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 17.72, a forward P/E of 15.15 and EPS of 9.78. At a stock price of 173.3 (-0.84%) it has a dividend yield of 2.95%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 1.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by -14.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 9.25% and more long-term 6.20% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -1.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 1.40%.

For performance, W.W. Grainger, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -7.67%. For the last month performance for W.W. Grainger, Inc. is -10.69%. While the last quarter is -31.53% and half year, -21.70%. Finally for the year, performance is -21.20%.

The 52-week high for W.W. Grainger, Inc., is at -33.27%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of -0.12%. The 20-day simple moving average is -7.93% and -22.85% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.79%, and for the month it is 2.05%. W.W. Grainger, Inc., has a target price of 208.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.03, and for total debt/equity W.W. Grainger, Inc. has 1.28. The gross margin is 40.20%, while operating margin is 10.80%, the profit margin is 5.80%. The current ratio is 1.8 and the quick ratio is 1.

Insider ownership is at 1.90%, with instituitional ownership at 82.20%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. has a payout ratio of 49.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 59.38. The shares float is 53.46, with the float short at 13.45%, with short ratio coming to 7.79.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see W.W. Grainger, Inc., get 10.10%, with its returns on investment at 18.10%. Return on equity is 30.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 208.25, 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.

 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW)

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