1.79% Jul 24, 11:19 AM
$4.32 Paid Quarterly
34.7% EPS $12.44
42 years Since 1972
No Ex-Dividend Dates
Have Been Scheduled

GWW - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date None

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
No Upcoming Dividend Dates
GWW has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.

GWW - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 1.79%

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GWW - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $4.32

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GWW - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for GWW. 20.0% 17.3% 42 years
Annual dividend amounts based on Ex-dividend date

GWW - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 42 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$3.5900 2013 17.3%
$3.0600 2012 21.4%

GWW - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 42 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$1.0800 2014-04-30 2014-05-08 2014-05-12 2014-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.9300 2014-01-29 2014-02-06 2014-02-10 2014-03-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.9300 2013-10-30 2013-11-06 2013-11-11 2013-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.9300 2013-07-31 2013-08-08 2013-08-12 2013-09-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.9300 2013-04-24 2013-05-09 2013-05-13 2013-06-01 Yes Regular Quarter

W.W.Grainger (GWW) - News

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  • Before Thursday's opening bell, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) released its sales results for May. GWW's May 2014 Sales The company reported...
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  • Before Wednesday's opening bell, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) reported higher first quarter earnings, which came in above analysts' estimates. The...
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  • W.W. Grainger Earnings Rise; Narrows Outlook (GWW)

    W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) reported higher Q3 profits on Wednesday, which came in below analysts' estimates. The company has also narrowed its guidance for FY2013.. The Lake Forest, IL-based company posted third quarter earnings of $207.82 million, or $2.95 per share, up from $152.65 million, or $2.15 per share, a year ago. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of $3.03 per share. Total revenue for the quarter was $2.40 billion, up 5% from $2.28 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $2.42 billion. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan commented: "Our businesses outside of the United States remain affected by weaker macroeconomic conditions and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. We are continuing to aggressively invest for the future with $135 million in incremental growth spending planned for 2013 designed to build additional scale and accelerate our market share gains. Given our commitment to our growth investments, coupled with the continuing headwinds of a softer global economy and stronger U.S. dollar, we are narrowing our guidance range for full year 2013." Looking ahead, the company expects to see sales growth for FY2013 between 5% and 6% and earnings of $11.45 to $11.65 per share. Previously, the company reported that it expected to see sales growth of 5% to 8% and earnings between $11.40 and $12.00. Analysts expect to see earnings of $11.70 per share and revenue of $9.48 billion. W.W. Grainger shares were mostly flat during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is up 26% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) have a 1.46% yield based on Tuesday's closing price of $255.42. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Maintenance, repair, and operating supplies distributor W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) announced early on Monday that it has acquired E&R Industrial...
  • W.W. Grainger Q2 Profit Rises and Tops Estimates, But Sales Miss (GWW)

    Before the opening bell on Wednesday, maintenance, repair, and operating products supplier W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) reported a 14% increase in second quarter profits on 6% higher sales. Though EPS beat Wall Street expectations, revenues came up short of estimates. The Lake Forest, Illinois-based company posted a second quarter net income of $217.66 million, or $3.03 per share, up from $190.70 million, or $2.63 per share, earned in the same period a year ago. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn a smaller profit of $2.96 per share in the quarter. W.W. Grainger's net sales in the most recent quarter rose to $2.38 billion from $2.25 billion last year. On average, analysts were expecting the company to post slightly higher revenues of $2.40 billion in the quarter. Looking ahead, the company now expects 2013 sales growth to be between 5% and 8% with earnings per share between $11.40 and $12.00. Previously, the company had forecasted full year sales growth between 5% and 9% with earnings coming in between $11.30 and $12.00 per share. Analysts are expecting Grainger to see earnings of $11.93 per share on sales of $9.58 billion in fiscal 2013. W.W. Grainger shares were down $4.22, or 1.61%, during morning trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 27% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of W.W. Grainger (GWW) have a dividend yield of 1.42% based on last night's closing price of $262.68 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $3.72 per share. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • W.W. Grainger Daily Sales Rise 5% in May (GWW)

    On Tuesday, maintenance, repair, and operating products supplier W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) said it saw a 5% increase in May daily sales. The 5% increase in daily sales is compared to the daily sales in May 2012. 3% of the increase came from increased volume, 2% came from increased prices, 1% came from acquisitions, but 1% was offset by unfavorable foreign exchange. The month of May had 22 selling days, which was the same as May 2012. W.W. Grainger shares were down $3.70, or -1.44%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up +24.87% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of W.W. Grainger (GWW) have a dividend yield of 1.45% based on last night's closing price of $256.08 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $3.72 per share. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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