Analyst Ratings for W W Grainger Inc (GWW)Updated: 2016-08-29
Several price targets were given for GWW by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 274, implying a possible profit of 16.73 percent. The lowest price target was 180, implying a possible loss of -23.32 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.17 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
GWW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.53 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GWW is 3.27.
In the trailing 52-weeks, GWW hit 239.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 176.85. Today's price is 32.73 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.18 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 2016-10-18, which is -884 days away.