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How to buy W-WGrainger (GWW) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in W-WGrainger stocks.
W-WGrainger is an industrial distribution business based in the US. W-WGrainger stocks (GWW.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $516.66 – an increase of 0.49% over the previous week. W-WGrainger employs 22,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.6 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in W-WGrainger?
- Has coronavirus impacted W-WGrainger shares?
- W-WGrainger shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is W-WGrainger stock a buy or sell?
- W-WGrainger performance over time
- Is W-WGrainger suitable for ethical investing?
- Are W-WGrainger shares over-valued?
- W-WGrainger's financials
- How volatile are W-WGrainger shares?
- Does W-WGrainger pay a dividend?
- Have W-WGrainger shares ever split?
- Other common questions
W-WGrainger stock price (NYSE:GWW)Use our graph to track the performance of GWW stocks over time.
W-WGrainger shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$469.26|
|52-week range||$387.12 - $528.02|
|50-day moving average||$496.68|
|200-day moving average||$472.93|
|Wall St. target price||$562.55|
|Dividend yield||$6.48 (1.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$22.42|
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Is it a good time to buy W-WGrainger stock?
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W-WGrainger price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-20)||1.02%|
|1 month (2022-04-23)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-02-25)||-1.56%|
|6 months (2021-11-26)||-4.14%|
|1 year (2021-05-27)||2.21%|
|2 years (2020-05-27)||49.28%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||81.49%|
|5 years (2017-05-26)||170.34%|
Is W-WGrainger under- or over-valued?
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 P/E ratio
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 21x. In other words, W-WGrainger shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
W-WGrainger's PEG ratio
W-WGrainger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5884. 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 $1.9 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||$13.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||16.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||55.91%|
|Market capitalisation||$24 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
W-WGrainger's environmental, social and governance track record
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.
W-WGrainger's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 15.04
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and W-WGrainger's overall score of 15.04 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th 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.).
W-WGrainger's environmental score
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.
W-WGrainger's social score
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.
W-WGrainger's governance score
Governance score: 7.85/100
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.
W-WGrainger's controversy score
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.
W-WGrainger share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 29.34% of net profits
Recently W-WGrainger has paid out, on average, around 29.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.47% 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 1.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In W-WGrainger's case, that would currently equate to about $6.48 per share.
While W-WGrainger's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that W-WGrainger may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
W-WGrainger's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have W-WGrainger's shares ever split?
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.
W-WGrainger share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, W-WGrainger's shares have ranged in value from as little as $387.1226 up to $528.0235. 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 1.1915. 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, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N. A. and Endless Assortment.
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