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W.W. Grainger, Inc.(NYSE:GWW) added to S&P 500 Value Index

W.W. Grainger, Inc.(NYSE:GWW) added to S&P 500 Value Index

Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of November 2014

Grainger reported sales results for the month of November 2014. Daily sales increased 8% versus November 2013. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 9% driven by 7 percentage points of volume growth, a 1 percentage point contribution from sales of Ebola-related safety products and 1 percentage point from increased sales of seasonal products. The month of November 2014 had 19 selling days, one fewer than in November 2013.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Plans To Voluntarily Withdraw Listing Of Common Stock From Chicago Stock Exchange

W.W. Grainger, Inc. announced plans to voluntarily withdraw the listing of its common stock from the Chicago Stock Exchange. Grainger's common stock will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Grainger has decided to withdraw its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange to eliminate duplicative administrative requirements and costs inherent with dual listings. The withdrawal is expected to be effective next month. Grainger does not believe that withdrawing its listing from the Chicago Stock Exchange will have any effect on the liquidity of its common stock. The Chicago Stock Exchange will continue to trade Grainger common stock on an unlisted trading privilege basis.

Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of October 2014

Grainger reported sales results for the month of October 2014. For the month, the company reported that its sales increased by 6% compared to October 2013. Results for the month included a 1 percentage point contribution from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 2 percentage points decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 7% driven by 6 percentage points of volume growth and a 1 percentage point contribution from sales of Ebola-related safety products.

Grainger Announces Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 and Full Year 2015

Grainger announced earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2014 and full year 2015. For the 2014 fourth quarter, the company is forecasting sales to increase 4% to 5.5% and expects earnings per share of $2.75 to $2.85. For the full year 2014, the company reiterated its sales growth forecast of 5% to 5.5% and earnings per share guidance of $12.20 to $12.30. For the full year 2015, the company is forecasting sales growth of 5% to 9% and expects earnings per share of $12.90 to $13.80.

 

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