• Today, 7:25 AM
    • BMO Capital lowers Grainger (NYSE:GWW) to a Market Perform rating after having the industrial supplier set at Outperform.
    • The investment firm drops its price target to $255 to give shares of Grainger room to run about 7% higher. The average Wall Street price target on GWW is $244.
    • Shares of Grainger closed at $237.75 yesterday vs. a 52-week trading range of $201.94 to $262.71.
    Today, 7:25 AM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Jan. 26, 12:52 PM
    • Grainger (GWW +0.8%) continues its post-earnings upward swing.
    • Yesterday, Grainger noted that January sales are running behind last year's pace due in part to the timing of the New Year holiday. Q4 results came in ahead of expectations.
    • The company shook off one its bearish calls today when Deutsche Bank upgraded it to a Neutral from Sell.
    • Grainger is up 4% for the week.
    • Previously: W.W. Grainger beats by $0.09, beats on revenue (Jan. 25)
    • Previously: More on W.W. Grainger 's Q4 (Jan. 25)
    Thu, Jan. 26, 12:52 PM
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 4:55 PM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) declares $1.22/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.89%
    • Payable March 1; for shareholders of record Feb. 13; ex-div Feb. 9.
    Wed, Jan. 25, 4:55 PM
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 8:39 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports organic sales grew 1% in Q4.
    • U.S. business sales down 1% to $1.9B.
    • Canada business sales squeezed 10.8% to $181.36M.
    • Other businesses sales rose 11% to $483.53M.
    • Gross margin rate slipped 30 bps to 40.1%
    • Adjusted operating margin rate squeezed 30 bps to 11.1%.
    • FY2017 Guidance: Sales: +2% to +6%; Diluted EPS: $11.30 to $12.40; Tax rate: 36% to 37%.
    Wed, Jan. 25, 8:39 AM
  • Wed, Jan. 25, 7:31 AM
    • W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Q4 EPS of $2.45 beats by $0.09.
    • Revenue of $2.47B (-0.4% Y/Y) beats by $10M.
    • Press Release
    Wed, Jan. 25, 7:31 AM
  • Tue, Jan. 24, 5:30 PM
    Tue, Jan. 24, 5:30 PM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 13, 2016, 8:12 AM
    • Grainger (NYSE:GWW) reports daily sales declined 3% in November.
    • Volume and pricing were both down 1% during the month.
    • Sales dropped 3% in U.S and 17% in Canada during the month.
    • Press Release
    Dec. 13, 2016, 8:12 AM
  • Dec. 1, 2016, 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
    Dec. 1, 2016, 6:58 AM
  • Nov. 30, 2016, 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.
    Nov. 30, 2016, 3:56 PM
  • Nov. 11, 2016, 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
    Nov. 11, 2016, 11:34 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2016, 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.
    Oct. 26, 2016, 10:41 AM
  • Oct. 18, 2016, 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.
    Oct. 18, 2016, 7:43 AM
  • Oct. 18, 2016, 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
    Oct. 18, 2016, 7:31 AM | 5 Comments
  • Oct. 17, 2016, 5:30 PM
    Oct. 17, 2016, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 8, 2016, 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.
    Aug. 8, 2016, 9:10 AM
  • Jul. 27, 2016, 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.
    Jul. 27, 2016, 10:38 AM