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Last $245.95 USD
Change Today -0.65 / -0.26%
Volume 239.5K
As of 8:04 PM 05/22/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ww grainger inc (GWW) Key Developments

W.W. Grainger, Inc. - Pre Recorded Sales/ Trading Statement Call

W.W. Grainger, Inc. - Pre Recorded Sales/ Trading Statement Call

Grainger Reports Sales Results for the Month of April 2015

Grainger reported sales results for the month of April 2015. For the period, the company reported sales increased 1% compared to April 2014. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Presents at Electrical Products Group 2015 Conference, May-20-2015 10:00 AM

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Presents at Electrical Products Group 2015 Conference, May-20-2015 10:00 AM. Venue: The Resort at Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, Florida, United States. Speakers: James T. Ryan, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Ronald L. Jadin, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend, Payable on June 1, 2015

W.W. Grainger, Inc. announced that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 8% to $1.17 per share payable on June 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 11, 2015.

Grainger Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Grainger reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $2.4 billion increased 2% versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014. There were 63 selling days in the 2015 first quarter, the same number as the 2014 first quarter. Results for the quarter included a 1 percentage point increase from acquisitions and a 3 percentage points reduction from foreign exchange. Net earnings to the company declined 3% to $211 million versus $217 million in 2014. Earnings per basic and diluted share was $3.07 against $3.07 a year ago. Operating earnings was $351 million declined 1% versus the 2014 quarter of $354.339 million. This decrease was driven by lower gross profit margins in Canada and the other businesses as well as negative expense leverage in Canada. Operating cash flow was $156 million versus $168 million in the 2014 first quarter. Capital expenditures were $99 million versus $66 million in the first quarter of 2014. Earnings before income taxes was $347.639 million against $351.613 million a year ago. Net earnings available to common shareholders was $208.802 million against $213.734 million a year ago.

 

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