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W.W. Grainger, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. W-WGrainger shares (GWW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. W-WGrainger employs 23,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.6 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$352.08|
|52-week range||USD$200.61 - USD$371.87|
|50-day moving average||USD$354.1534|
|200-day moving average||USD$307.2636|
|Wall St. target price||USD$359.92|
|Dividend yield||USD$6.12 (1.79%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$11.429|
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|1 week (2020-09-23)||3.83%|
|1 month (2020-08-28)||-3.80%|
|3 months (2020-06-30)||12.07%|
|6 months (2020-03-30)||37.99%|
|1 year (2019-09-30)||18.49%|
|2 years (2018-09-28)||-1.49%|
|3 years (2017-09-29)||95.87%|
|5 years (2015-09-30)||63.75%|
Valuing W-WGrainger stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of W-WGrainger's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
W-WGrainger's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, W-WGrainger shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
W-WGrainger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1022. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into W-WGrainger's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
W-WGrainger's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a W-WGrainger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$11.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$4.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||11.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.65%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$18.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 995,775 W-WGrainger shares held short by investors – that's known as W-WGrainger's "short interest". This figure is 5.3% down from 1.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting W-WGrainger shares can be evaluated.
W-WGrainger's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of W-WGrainger shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of W-WGrainger shares traded daily (recently around 242281.02189781). W-WGrainger's SIR currently stands at 4.11. In other words for every 100,000 W-WGrainger shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4110 shares are currently held short.
However W-WGrainger's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of W-WGrainger shares, or, against the total number of tradable W-WGrainger shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case W-WGrainger's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 W-WGrainger shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0258% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable W-WGrainger shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against W-WGrainger.
Find out more about how you can short W-WGrainger stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like W-WGrainger.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 16.02
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and W-WGrainger's overall score of 16.02 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like W-WGrainger is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 0.89/100
W-WGrainger's environmental score of 0.89 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that W-WGrainger is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.8/100
W-WGrainger's social score of 7.8 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that W-WGrainger is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.83/100
W-WGrainger's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that W-WGrainger is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. W-WGrainger scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that W-WGrainger has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||16.02|
|Total ESG percentile||6.12|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 50.22% of net profits
Recently W-WGrainger has paid out, on average, around 50.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), W-WGrainger shareholders could enjoy a 1.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In W-WGrainger's case, that would currently equate to about $6.12 per share.
W-WGrainger's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
W-WGrainger's most recent dividend payout was on 1 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
W-WGrainger's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your W-WGrainger shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for W-WGrainger shares which in turn could have impacted W-WGrainger's share price.
Over the last 12 months, W-WGrainger's shares have ranged in value from as little as $200.61 up to $371.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while W-WGrainger's is 1.0346. This would suggest that W-WGrainger's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products and services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. 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, and metalworking tools, as well as gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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