W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

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Last closing price (Apr 17 4:00 EDT):
252.15 (0.78%) ? 
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Return to date (1m/3m/6m/12m):
N/A ? 
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Consensus price target (1m/3m/6m/12m):
302.50
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Buy/Sell Mix (1m/3m/6m/12m):
100%/0%
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Description:
W.W. Grainger, Inc. engages in the distribution of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, as well as other related products and services for businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, forestry and agriculture equipment, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, fasteners, instruments, welding and shop equipment, and various other items for facilities maintenance market; and services comprising inventory management and energy efficiency solutions. It sells its products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions through local branches, sales representatives, catalogs, and the Internet. The company also has operations in the Europe, Asia, and Latin America. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Scott Davis Barclays Buy   Oct 18, '13   262.33  286.00  Oct 18, '14  -3.88% 
Budd Bugatch Raymond James Buy   Oct 15, '13   253.51  268.00  Oct 15, '14  4.93% 
Brent Rakers Wunderlich Securities, Inc. Buy   Jul 18, '13   260.30  302.00  Jul 18, '14  -3.13% 
Christopher Glynn Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Jul 18, '13   260.30  290.00  Jul 18, '14  -3.13% 
Budd Bugatch Raymond James Buy   May 12, '13   254.65    May 12, '14  -0.98% 
Christopher Glynn Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Apr 16, '13   238.34  265.00  Apr 16, '14  9.56% 
Brent Rakers Wunderlich Securities, Inc. Buy   Apr 14, '13   222.39  275.00  Apr 14, '14  21.84% 
Scott Davis Barclays Buy   Jan 24, '13   211.25  240.00  Jan 24, '14  21.50% 
Christopher Glynn Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Jan 24, '13   211.25  245.00  Jan 24, '14  21.50% 
John Baliotti Janney Capital Markets Buy   Jan 24, '13   211.25  242.00  Jan 24, '14  21.50% 
Brent Rakers Wunderlich Securities, Inc. Buy   Jan 13, '13   204.03  255.00  Jan 13, '14  29.25% 
Christopher Glynn Oppenheimer & Co. Buy   Nov 15, '12   184.41  220.00  Nov 15, '13  44.03% 
Derek Jose Longbow Research Buy   Nov 15, '12   184.41  225.00  Nov 15, '13  44.03% 
Deane Dray Citi Sell   Nov 12, '12   190.65  181.00  Nov 12, '13  -41.63% 
Matt Duncan Stephens Inc. Buy   Sep 23, '12   200.51  230.00  Sep 23, '13  34.73% 
John Baliotti Janney Capital Markets Buy   Sep 13, '12   202.88  258.00  Sep 13, '13  32.14% 
Deane Dray Citi Sell   Sep 04, '12   206.16  185.00  Sep 04, '13  -21.88% 
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