More on W.W. Grainger's Q3

|About: W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)|By:, SA News Editor

W.W. Grainger (GWW) says Q3 results were clipped by a weak macroeconomic environment and unfavorable foreign exchange rates during the period.

Sales growth of 6% in the U.S. was led by five percentage points from volume gains and one percentage point from acquisitions.

The company lowers FY13 EPS to a narrowed range of $11.45-$11.65, from $11.40-$12.00 prior and $11.70 consensus.

GWW -2.2% premarket.