WW Grainger operates as a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products. The company was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.
GWW Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
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We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Ww Grainger Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Ww Grainger Inc ranked in the 33th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 55.67%. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Ww Grainger Inc ended up being:
GWW's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 33.32% of tickers in our DCF set.
Relative to other stocks in its sector (Industrials), Ww Grainger Inc has a reliance on debt greater than only 24.38% of them.
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ADT, AVY, CECE, THR, and TXT can be thought of as valuation peers to GWW, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.
Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced the following executive leadership appointments:
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Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that Robert O'Keef, Vice President and Treasurer, has been appointed interim CFO, effective January 1, 2021. His appointment follows Tom Okray's decision to step down as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to pursue another opportunity at a publicly traded company. To ensure a smooth transition, Okray will continue in his current role until December 31, 2020.