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Open
$234.51
Previous Close
$231.54
Day High
$236.67
Day Low
$233.28
52 Week High
10/30/13 - $274.37
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - $223.92
Market Cap
16.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
925.9K
EPS TTM
$11.93
Shares Outstanding
68.4M
EX-Date
08/7/14
P/E TM
19.7x
Dividend
$4.32
Dividend Yield
1.71%
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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

Grainger Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2014

Grainger announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $2.6 billion increased 7% versus $2.4 billion in the 2013 third quarter. There were 64 selling days in the quarter, the same as in 2013. Net earnings for the third quarter increased 9% to $230 million versus $211 million in 2013. Earnings per share of $3.30 increased 12% versus $2.95 in 2013. Operating earnings were $385,513,000 against $346,715,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $382,635,000 against $343,861,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the parent company were $230,322,000 against $210,789,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $3.30 against $2.95 a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported net sales of $7,453,994,000 against $7,060,526,000 a year ago. Operating earnings were $1,080,603,000 against $1,040,091,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $1,072,673,000 against $1,033,304,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the parent company were $652,890,000 against $640,287,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $9.30 against $8.92 a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $657,843,000 against $740,428,000 a year ago. Additions to property, buildings and equipment were $240,196,000 against $148,361,000 a year ago. For 2014, the company now expects 5.0 to 5.5% sales growth and earnings per share of $12.20 to $12.30, excluding the $0.15 per share charge for the Fabory retirement plan transition in the second quarter of 2014. The company's previous 2014 guidance was issued on July 17, 2014, of 5% to 7% sales growth and earnings per share of $12.20 to $12.60. The previous guidance assumed an effective tax rate of 37.5% to 37.8%. The company is now forecasting an effective tax rate of 38.3% due to a higher proportion of earnings from the U.S. segment, reducing earnings for the full year by approximately $0.12 per share.

W.W. Grainger Mulls Acquisitions

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) is looking for acquisitions. Senior Vice President, Court Carruthers said, “The intent is we have got a lot of room left in our organic growth drivers. They are proven, they are profitable, they work well. If we can add to that through acquisitions, we will continue to do that.”

Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of August 2014

Grainger reported sales results for the month of August 2014. The company's daily sales increased 7% versus August 2013. Results for the month included 2% points from acquisitions, net of dispositions, and a 1% point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange. Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic daily sales increased 6% driven by volume.

 

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