Q2 2025 EPS Estimates for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Lowered by Zacks Research

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWWFree Report) – Investment analysts at Zacks Research dropped their Q2 2025 earnings per share estimates for W.W. Grainger in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, June 12th. Zacks Research analyst S. Deb now forecasts that the industrial products company will earn $11.00 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $11.02. The consensus estimate for W.W. Grainger’s current full-year earnings is $39.34 per share.

GWW has been the topic of a number of other reports. UBS Group upped their price objective on W.W. Grainger from $740.00 to $1,000.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 14th. StockNews.com cut W.W. Grainger from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. Robert W. Baird cut W.W. Grainger from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from $1,000.00 to $975.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. Loop Capital cut their target price on W.W. Grainger from $1,000.00 to $975.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 29th. Finally, Oppenheimer upped their target price on W.W. Grainger from $1,075.00 to $1,125.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, W.W. Grainger presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $959.44.

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W.W. Grainger Trading Up 0.8 %

Shares of GWW stock opened at $925.07 on Monday. W.W. Grainger has a 1 year low of $674.41 and a 1 year high of $1,034.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.33. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $937.63 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $919.74. The company has a market cap of $45.39 billion, a PE ratio of 25.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.16.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWWGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The industrial products company reported $9.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $9.57 by $0.05. W.W. Grainger had a return on equity of 54.31% and a net margin of 10.94%. The business had revenue of $4.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.26 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $9.61 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

W.W. Grainger Increases Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, June 1st. Investors of record on Monday, May 13th were paid a $2.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 10th. This represents a $8.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.89%. This is a boost from W.W. Grainger’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.86. W.W. Grainger’s dividend payout ratio is 22.64%.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC grew its stake in W.W. Grainger by 17.2% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,396,928 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $966,451,000 after purchasing an additional 204,507 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC grew its stake in W.W. Grainger by 17.4% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,148,051 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $1,167,913,000 after purchasing an additional 169,897 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in W.W. Grainger by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 751,855 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $520,163,000 after acquiring an additional 13,063 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its position in W.W. Grainger by 1.7% during the 4th quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 689,090 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $571,042,000 after acquiring an additional 11,460 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted its position in W.W. Grainger by 8.3% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 625,013 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $432,411,000 after acquiring an additional 47,731 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.70% of the company’s stock.

About W.W. Grainger

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W.W. Grainger, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products and services primarily in North America, Japan, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, High-Touch Solutions N.A. and Endless Assortment. The company provides safety, security, material handling and storage equipment, pumps and plumbing equipment, cleaning and maintenance, and metalworking and hand tools.

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