Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger Inc (GWW)

Updated: 2016-08-29

GWW was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 274, implying potential capital gains of 16.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 180, implying potential capital losses of -23.32 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.17 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.56 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.07 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GWW to grow at a rate of 6.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of GWW is 3.27.

In the last 52-weeks, GWW has achieved a high of 239.95 and a low of 176.85. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.73 percent, and below the high by 2.18 percent. GWW has a price/earnings ratio of 21.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GWW value stock report compares GWW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GWW is $14.29 billion. GWW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-10-18, days from today.