W.W. Grainger Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (GWW)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) is tomorrow, February 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 66 cents per share. At a price of $202.14 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.3%.

The average volume for W.W. Grainger has been 427,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $14.19 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 22.4, below the average wholesale industry P/E ratio of 23 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates W.W. Grainger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. 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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