W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is in the service business. It distributes products used by businesses and institutions across North America to keep their facilities and equipment running.


Player Avatar TommyTechnology (< 20) Submitted: 2/21/2008 3:20:19 PM : Underperform Start Price: $66.20 GWW Score: -229.44

Grainger has two problems right now... they are technically in the retail sector (a highly specialized retailer, I admit) and the whole recession theme is increasingly getting a lot of extra news coverage – which typically hurts retailers. And secondly, they just got caught "possibly" cheating the Government, which - odds are high - will give them some kind of grief during the next year more than likely.

Member Avatar cjsybil (< 20) Submitted: 6/16/2008 7:12:59 PM
Recs: 0

Government pricing issue already a non issue. Company is solid and not at all related to the "Retail" market. This company provides full MRO services to manufacturing/government /education through out the US and does it while watching costs. Also doesnt hurt that margins are very good.

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