Last $252.15 USD
Change Today +1.95 / 0.78%
Volume 596.9K
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ww grainger inc (GWW) Snapshot

Open
$249.54
Previous Close
$250.20
Day High
$254.60
Day Low
$248.64
52 Week High
09/19/13 - $276.38
52 Week Low
02/3/14 - $228.19
Market Cap
17.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
558.1K
EPS TTM
$11.64
Shares Outstanding
68.7M
EX-Date
02/6/14
P/E TM
21.7x
Dividend
$3.72
Dividend Yield
1.48%
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ww grainger inc (GWW) Details

W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, and vehicle and fleet components. It also offers inventory management and energy efficiency solutions; various industrial and safety supplies; tools, fasteners, instruments, welding, and shop equipment; and safety footwear, supplies, and services, as well as distributes metalworking products, production supplies, and MRO materials. The company sells private label brands under its registered trademarks, such as DAYTON, SPEEDAIRE, AIR HANDLER, TOUGH GUY, WESTWARD, CONDOR, and LUMAPRO; and offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, catalogs, and distribution centers, as well as through online Websites. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. The company also operates in the Europe, Asia, Latin America, and internationally. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

22,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1927

ww grainger inc (GWW) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $623.8K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $595.6K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $582.4K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $622.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ww grainger inc (GWW) Key Developments

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Reiterates Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014

W.W. Grainger, Inc. reiterated earnings guidance for the full year 2014. For the year the company expects 5% to 9% sales growth and earnings per share of $12.10 to $12.85.

Grainger Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Grainger announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $2,385,971,000 against $2,280,435,000 a year ago. Operating earnings were $354,339,000 against $343,305,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $351,613,000 against $341,924,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to W.W. Grainger, Inc. were $216,653,000 or $3.07 per diluted share against $211,838,000 or $2.94 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $167,518,000 against $176,417,000 a year ago. Additions to property, buildings and equipment were $65,664,000 against $42,962,000 a year ago.

W.W. Grainger, Inc., Q1 2014 Earnings Call, Apr 16, 2014

W.W. Grainger, Inc., Q1 2014 Earnings Call, Apr 16, 2014

 

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