W.W. Grainger, Inc.(GWW)- NYSE
  • 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
  • Mon, Apr. 18, 7:47 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports organic sales declined 2% in Q1
    • U.S. business sales fell 0.3% to $1.97B.
    • Canada business sales decreased 23.8% to $178.77M due to weak oil and gas prices and lower commodity prices.
    • Other businesses sales grew 49.5% to $445.33M.
    • Gross margin rate dropped 310 bps to 41.7%
    • Adjusted operating margin rate squeezed 110 bps to 13.4%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Sales: 0% to +6%; Diluted EPS: $11 to $12.80.
    | Mon, Apr. 18, 7:47 AM
  • Mon, Apr. 18, 7:31 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Q1 EPS of $3.18 beats by $0.32.
    • Revenue of $2.51B (+2.9% Y/Y) beats by $20M.
    • Press Release
    | Mon, Apr. 18, 7:31 AM
  • Sun, Apr. 17, 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Apr. 4, 7:23 AM
    • March monthly performance was: +6.87%
    • AUM of $1.49B
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +5%
    • No dividends were paid in March
    • Top 10 Holdings as of 2/29/2016: Nucor Corp (NUE): 2.35%, Illinois Tool Works Inc (ITW): 2.18%, Genuine Parts Co (GPC): 2.17%, Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG): 2.16%, Emerson Electric Co (EMR): 2.16%, Target Corp (TGT): 2.16%, Cincinnati Financial Corp (CINF): 2.15%, W W Grainger Inc (GWW): 2.15%, McCormick & Co Inc Non-Voting (MKC): 2.11%, 3M Co (MMM): 2.11%
    | Mon, Apr. 4, 7:23 AM
  • Fri, Mar. 11, 9:12 AM
    • Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports sales rose 1% in February.
    • The Cromwell acquisition added four percentage points of growth, while F/X swings peeled back a point.
    • Organic daily sales fell 2% during the month.
    | Fri, Mar. 11, 9:12 AM
  • Wed, Jan. 27, 9:06 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) declares $1.17/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 2.52%
    • Payable March 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 8; ex-div Feb. 4.
    | Wed, Jan. 27, 9:06 AM
  • Tue, Jan. 26, 8:09 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports U.S. business sales declined 3% to $1.92B in Q4.
    • Canada business sales dropped 27% to $203.40M due to weakness in the oil and gas industries.
    • Other businesses sales rose 41% to $434.36M for the quarter.
    • Gross margin rate fell 160 bps to 40.4%
    • Adjusted operating margin rate squeezed 130 bps to 11.4%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Sales: -1% to +7%; Diluted EPS: $10.80 to $13.00.
    | Tue, Jan. 26, 8:09 AM