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  • Thu, Dec. 1, 6:58 AM
    • Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWW) announces that Genesee & Wyoming Australia completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail for A$1.14B.
    • The business issued a 49% equity stake in GWA to funds and clients managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
    • The company says the acquisition strengthens its footprint in Australia and adds a significant presence in the Hunter Valley coal supply chain.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Thu, Dec. 1, 6:58 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 30, 3:56 PM
    • Grainger (GWW +2.2%) continues to hold solid gains after earlier touching its highest levels since August, reaffirming FY 2017 guidance and saying it expects lesser price decrease as it already has taken a “bunch of the action” this year.
    • “Investors expect that if oil prices recover, E&P activity in North America should again pick up and GWW would benefit with Canada going from a net drag to positive profitability,” Longbow Research analyst Chris Dankert tells Bloomberg.
    • The bulk of GWW’s oil exposure is in Canada, which is currently a drag on profit, Dankert says.
    | Wed, Nov. 30, 3:56 PM
  • Fri, Nov. 11, 11:34 AM
    • Grainger (GWW -2.4%) reports daily sales were flat in October, driven by a 1 percentage point increase in volume offset by a 1 percent decline in price.
    • Sales dropped 1% in U.S and 15% in Canada during the month.
    • Press Release
    | Fri, Nov. 11, 11:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Wed, Oct. 26, 10:41 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) declares $1.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.37%
    • Payable Dec. 1; for shareholders of record Nov. 14; ex-div Nov. 9.
    | Wed, Oct. 26, 10:41 AM
  • Tue, Oct. 18, 7:43 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports organic sales were flat Y/Y in Q3.
    • U.S. business sales decreased 0.6% to $2.03B.
    • Canada business sales declined 15.9% to $179.28M.
    • Other businesses sales grew 35.9% to $481.93M.
    • Gross margin rate fell 190 bps to 40%
    • Adjusted operating margin rate squeezed 110 bps to 12.8%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Sales: +1.5% to +2.5%; Diluted EPS: $11.40 to $11.70.
    | Tue, Oct. 18, 7:43 AM
  • Tue, Oct. 18, 7:31 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Q3 EPS of $3.06 beats by $0.07.
    • Revenue of $2.6B (+2.8% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Oct. 18, 7:31 AM | 5 Comments
  • Mon, Oct. 17, 5:30 PM
    | Mon, Oct. 17, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Mon, Aug. 8, 9:10 AM
    • Grainger (NYSE:GWW) announces that COO DG Macpherson will succeed Jim Ryan as the next CEO of the company.
    • Macpherson will step into the role on October 1. Ryan plans to stay on as Grainger's Chairman of the Board.
    | Mon, Aug. 8, 9:10 AM
  • Wed, Jul. 27, 10:38 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) declares $1.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.23%
    • Payable Sept. 1; for shareholders of record Aug. 8; ex-div Aug. 4.
    | Wed, Jul. 27, 10:38 AM
  • Tue, Jul. 19, 7:46 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports organic sales fell 2% in Q2
    • U.S. business sales dropped 2.6% to $1.98B.
    • Canada business sales squeezed 18.8% to $194.42M due to weak economic environment.
    • Other businesses sales rose 48.7% to $474.17M.
    • Gross margin rate decreased 200 bps to 40.6%
    • Adjusted operating margin rate slipped 160 bps to 12.6%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Sales: +1% to +4%; Diluted EPS: $11.20 to $12.20; Tax rate: 36.8% to 37.8%.
    | Tue, Jul. 19, 7:46 AM
  • Tue, Jul. 19, 7:31 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Q2 EPS of $2.89 misses by $0.28.
    • Revenue of $2.56B (+1.6% Y/Y) misses by $20M.
    • Press Release
    | Tue, Jul. 19, 7:31 AM
  • Mon, Jul. 18, 5:30 PM
    | Mon, Jul. 18, 5:30 PM | 6 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 2, 7:46 AM
    • May monthly performance was: +0.76%
    • AUM of $1.77B
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +7%
    • No dividends were paid in May
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 4/30/2016: Consolidated Edison Inc (ED): 2.09%, Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG): 2.07%, S&P Global Inc (SPGI): 2.07%, Brown-Forman Corp Class B (BF.B): 2.07%, Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL): 2.06%, C.R. Bard Inc (BCR): 2.05%, Hormel Foods Corp (HRL): 2.05%, W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW): 2.05%, Clorox Co (CLX): 2.05%, McCormick & Co Inc Non-Voting (MKC): 2.05%
    | Thu, Jun. 2, 7:46 AM
  • Thu, May 12, 8:18 AM
    • Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports daily sales rose 4% in April.
    • The Cromwell acquisition added four percentage points of growth. Sales in the U.S. segment were down 1% during the month.
    • Organic daily sales were flat for April.
    | Thu, May 12, 8:18 AM | 3 Comments
  • Mon, May 2, 7:58 AM
    • April monthly performance was: +0.8%
    • AUM of $65.8B
    • $0.21 in dividends were paid in April
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 3/31/2016: Nucor Corp (NUE): 2.38%, Emerson Electric Co (EMR): 2.24%, Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW): 2.22%, W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW): 2.22%, Genuine Parts Co (GPC): 2.22%, Pentair PLC (PNR): 2.19%, Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG): 2.19%, McCormick & Co Inc Non-Voting (MKC): 2.17%, Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD): 2.15%, Dover Corp (DOV): 2.15%
    | Mon, May 2, 7:58 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 27, 11:46 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) declares $1.22/share quarterly dividend, 4.3% increase from prior dividend of $1.17.
    • Forward yield 2.06%
    • Payable June 1; for shareholders of record May 9; ex-div May 5.
    | Wed, Apr. 27, 11:46 AM | 4 Comments