NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

W.W. Grainger

(NYSE:

GWW

) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $150.29, above its previous 52-week high of $150 with 514,157 shares traded as of 3:42 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 489,400 shares over the past 30 days.

W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

wholesale

industry. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute facilities maintenance and other related products and services in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. 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 16.7.

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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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

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