W.W. Grainger Reaches New 52-Week High (GWW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $245.50, above its previous 52-week high of $245.46 with 86,212 shares traded as of 10:46 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 426,600 shares over the past 30 days.

W.W. Grainger has a market cap of $16.93 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 20.4% 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 24.6, 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 increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 W.W. Grainger Ratings Report.

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