NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $166.01, above its previous 52-week high of $165.55 with 1.3 million shares traded as of 3:40 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 767,400 shares over the past 30 days.

W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $11 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 18.8, 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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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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