BMO Capital Remains a Hold on WW Grainger

By Carrie Williams

In a report released yesterday, Scott Graham from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on WW Grainger (NYSE: GWW), with a price target of $198. The company’s shares opened today at $177.38, close to its 52-week low of $170.21.

According to, Graham is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 8.1% and a 65.1% success rate. Graham covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc, Thermon Group Holdings Inc, and Gorman-Rupp Company.

WW Grainger has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $183.71.

WW Grainger’s market cap is currently $10.36B and has a P/E ratio of 18.13. The company has a book value ratio of 5.7699.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products. The company offers maintenance, repair and operating supplies and other related products and services through local branches, catalogs and the Internet. It offers a combination of product breadth, local availability, speed of delivery, detailed product information and competitively priced products and services. Its products include 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 and many other items primarily focused on the facilities maintenance market. The company also provides inventory management and energy efficiency solutions. W.W. Grainger was founded by William Wallace Grainger in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.