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

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) is tomorrow, November 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 80 cents per share. At a price of $199.84 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.6%.

The average volume for W.W. Grainger has been 499,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $13.97 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. engages in the distribution of maintenance, repair, and operating supplies, as well as other related products and services for businesses and institutions primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full W.W. Grainger Ratings Report.

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