NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

W.W. Grainger

(NYSE:

GWW

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $174.74, above its previous 52-week high of $172.33 with 20,225 shares traded as of 9:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 781,600 shares over the past 30 days.

W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

wholesale

industry. Shares are up 22.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute facilities maintenance and other related products and services in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, China, Colombia, and Panama. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, equal to the average wholesale industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates W.W. Grainger as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

W.W. Grainger Ratings Report

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