NYSE:GWW - W.W. Grainger Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $476.36
  • Forecasted Upside: -4.21 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 2 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 5 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for GWW

Analyst Price Target is $476.36
▼ -4.21% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for W.W. Grainger in the last 3 months. The average price target is $476.36, with a high forecast of $536.00 and a low forecast of $391.00. The average price target represents a -4.21% upside from the last price of $497.31.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 11 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in W.W. Grainger. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
1/14/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$510.00 ➝ $536.00Low
11/1/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$492.00 ➝ $510.00Low
11/1/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$378.00 ➝ $391.00Low
11/1/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$500.00 ➝ $535.00High
11/1/2021Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Outperform$500.00 ➝ $525.00High
9/24/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingSell$400.00Low
8/3/2021Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy$525.00Medium
8/2/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$462.00 ➝ $492.00Low
8/2/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$369.00 ➝ $378.00Medium
8/2/2021Raymond JamesDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
5/4/2021Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$435.00High
5/3/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$420.00 ➝ $500.00Medium
5/3/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$427.00 ➝ $462.00Medium
5/3/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$460.00 ➝ $520.00Medium
5/3/2021Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$400.00 ➝ $460.00Medium
5/3/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$409.00 ➝ $458.00Low
5/3/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$354.00 ➝ $369.00Low
5/3/2021Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Outperform$452.00 ➝ $500.00Low
4/12/2021Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$433.00 ➝ $427.00Low
3/10/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$405.00 ➝ $433.00Low
3/4/2021OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$400.00 ➝ $420.00High
2/4/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$401.00 ➝ $405.00Low
2/4/2021UBS GroupLower Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$465.00 ➝ $455.00Medium
2/1/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$391.00 ➝ $405.00Low
12/16/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$391.00 ➝ $419.00Low
12/14/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$350.00Low
12/2/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$400.00 ➝ $440.00Medium
11/20/2020William BlairDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
11/18/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$425.00 ➝ $465.00Medium
11/13/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$399.00 ➝ $419.00Low
10/23/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$366.00 ➝ $401.00Low
10/23/2020Raymond JamesBoost Price TargetOutperform$390.00 ➝ $400.00Low
10/23/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$429.00 ➝ $399.00Low
10/15/2020StephensInitiated CoverageEqual WeightLow
10/13/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$410.00 ➝ $450.00Low
9/30/2020OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$375.00 ➝ $400.00High
9/15/2020UBS GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$416.00Low
9/8/2020Raymond JamesUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$390.00High
8/27/2020Raymond JamesReiterated RatingHoldLow
7/24/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$324.00 ➝ $366.00Medium
7/24/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$298.00 ➝ $390.00Medium
7/24/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$359.00 ➝ $383.00Low
7/21/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$335.00 ➝ $360.00Medium
7/20/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$241.00Low
7/9/2020Gordon HaskettUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Hold$295.00Low
7/2/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$250.00 ➝ $300.00High
7/1/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftInitiated CoverageHold$344.00Medium
6/30/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$298.00 ➝ $324.00High
6/23/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$270.00 ➝ $291.00Medium
6/2/2020Longbow ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$380.00High
4/24/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$275.00 ➝ $250.00High
4/24/2020OppenheimerLower Price TargetOutperform$335.00 ➝ $325.00High
4/24/2020Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetUnderperform$194.00 ➝ $191.00High
4/23/2020OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$335.00High
4/19/2020StephensLower Price Target$322.00 ➝ $300.00Medium
4/16/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$194.00Low
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$259.00 ➝ $282.00Low
4/13/2020StephensLower Price TargetEqual Weight$322.00 ➝ $300.00Medium
4/7/2020Gordon HaskettDowngradeHold ➝ Underperform$313.00 ➝ $278.00Low
3/27/2020Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$340.00 ➝ $300.00Low
3/23/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$291.00 ➝ $259.00Medium
3/17/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$342.00 ➝ $291.00High
2/12/2020William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformHigh
2/7/2020Buckingham ResearchLower Price TargetNeutral$342.00 ➝ $326.00Medium
2/3/2020G.ResearchUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
2/3/2020GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ BuyLow
1/31/2020StephensLower Price TargetEqual Weight$330.00 ➝ $322.00Low
1/31/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$338.00 ➝ $342.00Medium
1/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$330.00 ➝ $290.00High
1/24/2020Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetNeutral$329.00 ➝ $342.00Medium
1/9/2020Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Peer PerformLow
12/11/2019Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$281.00 ➝ $338.00High
10/10/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$297.00 ➝ $301.00Low
10/8/2019Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetNeutral$295.00 ➝ $325.00Medium
7/29/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$258.00 ➝ $276.00Low
7/26/2019GabelliReiterated RatingHoldMedium
7/26/2019StephensBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$292.00 ➝ $305.00Low
7/26/2019Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetNeutral$291.00 ➝ $295.00Low
7/17/2019Buckingham ResearchLower Price TargetNeutral$312.00 ➝ $291.00Low
6/21/2019Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderweightMedium
6/14/2019Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$273.00 ➝ $258.00Low
5/17/2019Gordon HaskettUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Hold$264.58Medium
4/24/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$266.00 ➝ $273.00Low
4/23/2019StephensSet Price TargetHold$318.00Low
4/23/2019BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$320.00 ➝ $310.00Low
4/22/2019William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
4/17/2019Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$309.00 ➝ $316.00Low
4/12/2019Gordon HaskettDowngradeHold ➝ Underperform$308.99Medium
4/4/2019Peel HuntUpgradeAdd ➝ BuyLow
1/25/2019Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$240.00Low
1/15/2019MacquarieUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$281.21High
1/8/2019Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ UnderperformMedium
1/7/2019Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold ➝ Hold$300.00Low
12/18/2018Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight ➝ Underweight$265.00Low
12/10/2018Buckingham ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$325.00Low
10/17/2018Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingHoldMedium
10/17/2018OppenheimerLower Price TargetOutperform$410.00 ➝ $365.00Medium
10/17/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$332.00 ➝ $330.00Low
10/12/2018Gordon HaskettInitiated CoverageHoldLow
9/21/2018OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$400.00 ➝ $410.00Low
8/30/2018UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$340.00 ➝ $365.00High
8/23/2018OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$380.00 ➝ $400.00Low
8/22/2018MacquarieBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$314.00 ➝ $358.00Low
7/19/2018OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform$350.00 ➝ $380.00Low
7/19/2018Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$243.00Low
7/19/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$267.00 ➝ $330.00Medium
7/18/2018UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$240.00 ➝ $340.00Medium
7/18/2018CfraSet Price TargetHold$350.00Medium
7/18/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldMedium
7/16/2018GabelliDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$386.00High
7/6/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$255.00 ➝ $267.00Low
7/3/2018Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$240.00Medium
6/27/2018Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageMarket PerformLow
4/23/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$270.00 ➝ $297.00Low
4/20/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$247.00 ➝ $255.00Low
4/20/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$221.00High
4/13/2018StephensSet Price TargetHold$282.00Medium
4/6/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftSet Price TargetHold$275.00Medium
3/19/2018The Goldman Sachs GroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ NeutralLow
3/16/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$235.00 ➝ $242.00High
1/26/2018Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$278.00Low
1/25/2018OppenheimerBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$245.00 ➝ $320.00High
1/25/2018Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Underperform$190.00 ➝ $240.00High
1/25/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$220.00 ➝ $260.00High
1/25/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$224.00 ➝ $235.00High
1/25/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperform$206.00High
1/25/2018Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyHigh
1/25/2018StephensReiterated RatingHold$264.00High
1/23/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageSell ➝ Sell$215.00Low
1/9/2018Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingUnderperform$172.00 ➝ $190.00Low
1/4/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$192.00Low
11/13/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/A
11/13/2017OppenheimerReiterated RatingBuy$245.00N/A
11/13/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform$148.00 ➝ $151.00N/A
11/7/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Underperform$146.00 ➝ $148.00N/A
10/19/2017UBS GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Sell$170.00 ➝ $195.00N/A
10/19/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeUnderweight ➝ NeutralN/A
10/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetSell$150.00 ➝ $172.00N/A
10/18/2017Morgan StanleySet Price TargetSell$178.00 ➝ $185.00N/A
10/18/2017OppenheimerUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$245.00N/A
10/18/2017Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$174.00 ➝ $210.00N/A
10/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$178.00 ➝ $194.00N/A
10/18/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Underperform$145.00 ➝ $146.00N/A
10/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$165.00 ➝ $178.00N/A
10/2/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$172.00 ➝ $178.00Low
9/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$145.00Low
8/21/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingSector Weight ➝ Sector WeightMedium
7/25/2017Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
7/20/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetUnderweight$174.00 ➝ $172.00Low
7/20/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingUnderperform$175.00 ➝ $150.00Medium
7/19/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeHold$175.00Medium
7/12/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$202.50 ➝ $174.00High
6/2/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold ➝ Hold$204.00 ➝ $180.00Low
6/2/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$180.00Low
5/26/2017MacquarieDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$286.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
5/25/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$198.00Low
5/24/2017UBS GroupReiterated RatingNeutral$275.00 ➝ $180.00N/A
5/18/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftDowngradeHold ➝ Sell$246.00 ➝ $145.00Low
5/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetUnderperform$166.00 ➝ $156.00Low
4/24/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
4/19/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$209.00 ➝ $166.00Low
4/19/2017StephensSet Price TargetHold$190.00High
4/19/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$235.00 ➝ $175.00Medium
4/11/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$209.00Low
3/30/2017BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$290.00 ➝ $255.00Medium
1/28/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/A
1/27/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$245.00 ➝ $266.00N/A
1/26/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$226.00 ➝ $239.00N/A
1/26/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeSell ➝ Hold$194.00 ➝ $246.00N/A
1/26/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetUnderweight$229.00 ➝ $233.00N/A
1/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/A
(Data available from 1/20/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.08 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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W.W. Grainger logo
W.W. Grainger, Inc. operates as a supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It operates through two segments: United States and Canada. The United States segment offers a selection of MRO products and services through its eCommerce platforms, catalogs, branches and sales and service representatives. The Canada segment provides a combination of product breadth, local availability, speed of delivery, detailed product information and competitively priced products and services. The company was founded by William Wallace Grainger in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.
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Today's Range

Now: $497.31
Low: $496.50
High: $513.08

50 Day Range

MA: $501.04
Low: $477.26
High: $525.39

52 Week Range

Now: $497.31
Low: $356.23
High: $527.06


183,746 shs

Average Volume

228,929 shs

Market Capitalization

$25.62 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of W.W. Grainger?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued stock ratings on W.W. Grainger in the last twelve months: Atlantic Securities, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Loop Capital, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Raymond James, Robert W. Baird, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS Group AG, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
View the latest analyst ratings for GWW.

What is the current price target for W.W. Grainger?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for W.W. Grainger in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $476.36, suggesting a possible downside of 4.2%. Morgan Stanley has the highest price target set, predicting GWW will reach $536.00 in the next twelve months. Royal Bank of Canada has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $391.00 for W.W. Grainger in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for W.W. Grainger?

W.W. Grainger currently has 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in GWW, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact W.W. Grainger's investor relations team?

W.W. Grainger's physical mailing address is 100 GRAINGER PARKWAY, LAKE FOREST IL, 60045. The industrial products company's listed phone number is (847) 535-1000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for W.W. Grainger is www.grainger.com.