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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) which is in the industry Industrial Equipment Wholesale, gaining 0.95% today. In the last week its performance is -3.26%, and -1.87% for the past quarter. Currently, W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has a target price of 221.43, so today’s gain of 0.95% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.81%.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW), has a market cap of 13915.76, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 1.80%, and institutional ownership is 85.70%.

At the current price of 220.5, it has a dividend yield of 2.21%, and its target price is 221.43. This is with a profit margin of 6.80%, and total debt/equity of 1.06. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has a P/E of 20.07, as well as a forward P/E of 17.68.

With a current EPS of 10.99, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.09%,W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.80%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.20%.

Performance for the year is 6.94%. Since its IPO date on 12/17/1984, the total performance to date is 10.70%.

Volume today for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW), is 352100, while its average volume is 542.78. Whilst the total gain today was 0.95%, it did have a day high of -6.38%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.27%, and 1.77% for the month. The 52-week low for W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW has been 26.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -7.09%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 19.60%, and its return on assets is 11.70%. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has an operating margin of 12.10%. With a sales growth of -48.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that W.W. Grainger, Inc., GWW is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.83, and has a current ratio of 1.9 and 1.1 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of W.W. Grainger, Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.24, and the P/S is 1.38, along with a P/B of 6.29. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 44.04.

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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