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Last $228.71 USD
Change Today +3.70 / 1.64%
Volume 539.1K
GWW On Other Exchanges
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As of 6:40 PM 07/31/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ww grainger inc (GWW) Snapshot

Open
$226.59
Previous Close
$225.01
Day High
$230.00
Day Low
$225.35
52 Week High
12/19/14 - $261.57
52 Week Low
07/22/15 - $221.67
Market Cap
15.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
787.1K
EPS TTM
$12.48
Shares Outstanding
66.0M
EX-Date
08/6/15
P/E TM
18.3x
Dividend
$4.68
Dividend Yield
1.93%
Current Stock Chart for WW GRAINGER INC (GWW)

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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 primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers 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, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products. It also offers inventory management solutions; and distributes tools, fasteners, safety supplies, instruments, welding and shop equipment, and other products. In addition, the company sells private label brands. It offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through Websites. It serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. The company also operates in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

22,300 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/15
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: $685.1K
Senior Vice President and Group President of ...
Total Annual Compensation: $659.8K
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Total Annual Compensation: $639.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ww grainger inc (GWW) Key Developments

Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd., W.W. Grainger, Inc. - M&A Call

To discuss the acquisition of Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on September 1, 2015

The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $1.17 per share payable on September 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 10, 2015.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2015

W.W. Grainger, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company announced net sales of $2,522,565,000 compared to $2,506,104,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings were $356,717,000 compared to $340,751,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $348,686,000 compared to $338,425,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings were $225,235,000 compared to $209,077,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $220,548,000 compared to $205,915,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings per share, diluted were $3.25 compared to $2.94 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings adjusted were $222,224,000 compared to $216,144,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $3.27 compared to $3.09 for the same period a year ago. Operating cash flow in the 2015 second quarter was $213 million versus $161 million in the 2014 second quarter. Capital expenditures were $71 million in the quarter versus $90 million in the second quarter of 2014. For the six months, the company announced net sales of $4,962,226,000 compared to $4,891,731,000 for the same period a year ago. Operating earnings were $707,965,000 compared to $695,090,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $696,325,000 compared to $690,038,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings were $439,381,000 compared to $428,132,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $431,563,000 compared to $422,568,000 for the same period a year ago. Earnings per share, diluted were $6.32 compared to $6.00 for the same period a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $369,505,000 compared to $328,466,000 for the same period a year ago. Additions to property, buildings and equipment were $170,873,000 compared to $156,210,000 for the same period a year ago. Net earnings adjusted were $435,067,000 compared to $432,797,000 for the same period a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $6.37 compared to $6.15 for the same period a year ago. The company revised earnings guidance for the full year of fiscal 2015. The company now expects flat to 2% sales growth and EPS of $12.00 to $12.50 for the full year 2015, down from its prior guidance of 1% to 4% sales growth and EPS of $12.25 to $12.95. The company expects to benefit from the energy tax credits going forward and is currently projecting an effective tax rate of approximately 36.6% to 37.2% for 2015.

 

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