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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 08, 2013

By: NASDAQ.com News
Posted: 8/7/2013 9:00:00 AM
Referenced Stocks: GWW;IRM;NCR;PRN;RGI;SPHQ

W.W. Grainger, Inc. ( GWW ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.93 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased GWW stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $263.55, the dividend yield is 1.41%.

The previous trading day's last sale of GWW was $263.55, representing a -2.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $270.47 and a 42.63% increase over the 52 week low of $184.78.

GWW is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as NCR Corporation ( NCR ) and Iron Mountain Incorporated ( IRM ). GWW's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $10.29. Zacks Investment Research reports GWW's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 14.23%, compared to an industry average of -4.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the GWW Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to GWW through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have GWW as a top-10 holding:

The top-performing ETF of this group is PRN with an increase of 11.06% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of GWW at 2.63%.