W.W. Grainger, Inc (NYSE:GWW), which supplies industrial goods, announced on Friday that its daily sales moved up 11% in July from a previous year assisted by contributions from purchases.
Grainger has announced earnings growth in double-digit in most recent three months periods as businesses and institutions like hospitals and schools, look to combine suppliers.
The company reported that United States sales, which account for majority of the corporation’s top line, boosted 6%, while sales from Canada surged 10%.
Previous month, W.W. Grainger announced that its earnings in the second-quarter had surged 12% on stronger United States and Canada sales and as it took advantage from acquisitions.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Anixter International Inc (NYSE:AXE) rose +0.42% to settle at $60.15, Interline Brands Inc (NYSE:IBI) moved up +0.04% to end at $25.43 while Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST) decreased -1.71% to finish on Friday at $42.08.
W.W. Grainger, Inc (NYSE:GWW) on Aug 13, 2012 decreased -1.84% to the closing price of $200.74. The overall volume in the last trading session was 647,204.00 shares. Its fifty two week range was $129.27-$221.84. The total market capitalization remained $14.04 billion.
GWW is ahead its 52 week low with 61.30% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -9.15%. GWW last month stock price volatility remained 2.73%. In its share capital GWW has 69.69 million outstanding shares among them 59.77 million shares have been floated in market exchange. GWW stock institutional ownership remained 71.88% while insider ownership included 2.02%.
The stock price of GWW is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -0.82% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with 4.48%. GWW current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +31.01% while its current quarter performance remained +3.17%. Company’s beta coefficient included 0.92. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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