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04:00 PM EDT on 10/26/21

Graco, Inc. (NYSE:GGG)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company provide fluid handling solutions to organizations involved in manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance throughout the world. Its three reportable segments are: sales, engineering and marketing.

Current Price $75.49 Mkt Cap $12.8B
Open $75.69 P/E Ratio 29.33
Prev. Close $75.49 Div. (Yield) $0.75 (1.0%)
Daily Range $75.00 - $75.75 Volume 638,729
52-Wk Range $60.65 - $80.48 Avg. Daily Vol. 632,697

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Nittany95 (95.18)
Submitted April 18, 2013

For some reason I always keep coming back to Graco. That reason is quite simply management. They have managed to keep the balance sheet pristine through a horrific recession - particularly in homebuilding where their sprayers and paint products find… More

texasredraider94 (81.68)
Submitted July 22, 2019

This is all about the 2nd Industrial Revolution, aka as The Technology Renaissance which will disrupt a myriad of ways we use to live our lives, both domestically and abroad.

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Member Avatar culcha (68.06) Submitted: 10/3/2021 12:43:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $9.52 NYSE:GGG Score: +445.03

GGG is the top in its category. Fills an essential need, and does it well.

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Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.96) Submitted: 7/22/2021 12:48:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $23.30 NYSE:GGG Score: +93.00

Pat Dorsey: Graco Inc:

Companies with niche-market moats can generate fabulous returns on capital while making very mundane products. For example, I doubt that you’ve ever thought much about industrial pumps, but it turns out that you can make a lot of money manufacturing high-quality paint sprayers and pumps for food processing. A wonderful little firm in Minneapolis called Graco, Inc. makes both, and it generates 40 percent returns on capital in the process.

How is this possible?

• First, the total market for high-end industrial pumps is not all that large, limiting its attractiveness to large, well-financed competitors.

• Second, Graco spends liberally—about 3 to 4 percent of sales—on research and development, ensuring that it continually stays at the cutting edge of customers’ requirements.

• Third, Graco’s products often deliver results that are highly visible to the end consumer, but represent a small fraction of total production costs. Think of the stain and lacquer on a piece of furniture or the paint job on a new car—the finishing touch is not expensive relative to the product’s total cost, but it’s the first thing the consumer sees. As a result, Graco can extract premium pricing from customers like furniture manufacturers or automakers. The extra spending doesn’t affect the cost of the table or the sports car very much, but it definitely boosts Graco’s profit margins.

— source: Pat Dorsey book:
📖 'The Little Book That Builds Wealth'
________________________________

The aforementioned book is my favorite investing book because it is the best resource for learning about economic moats (competitive advantages). If that sounds interesting, here’s a very brief, simplified overview of moats, by Pat Dorsey:

Economic Moats Explained
📺 https://youtu.be/ptIGzhgIE3o
(5 minute video | Morningstar)

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Member Avatar texasredraider94 (81.68) Submitted: 7/22/2019 2:27:03 PM : Underperform Start Price: $48.82 NYSE:GGG Score: -1.55

This is all about the 2nd Industrial Revolution, aka as The Technology Renaissance which will disrupt a myriad of ways we use to live our lives, both domestically and abroad.

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ej1nate2

ej1nate2 (84.26) Score: +1,285.77

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This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. ej1nate2 84.26 3/9/2009 Outperform NS $3.83 +1,868.50% +582.73% +1,285.77 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. gregormc313 62.01 3/6/2009 Outperform 5Y $4.05 +1,765.29% +568.72% +1,196.57 0 Comment
manta401 84.18 3/5/2009 5/6/2009 Outperform 1Y $4.06 +1,757.94% +572.42% +1,185.52 0 Comment
MKArch 99.33 3/17/2009 Outperform 5Y $4.52 +1,570.43% +508.23% +1,062.19 0 Comment
jmac70508 66.41 3/18/2009 Outperform 3M $4.70 +1,505.59% +496.43% +1,009.16 0 Comment
A6EIntruder < 20 4/20/2009 Outperform 5Y $5.11 +1,377.85% +450.29% +927.56 0 Comment
lawyerguy 76.32 2/18/2009 Outperform 5Y $5.35 +1,312.11% +485.34% +826.77 0 Comment
Blurker 71.13 1/27/2009 Outperform 3Y $5.66 +1,233.13% +451.62% +781.51 0 Comment
biolasteve 91.55 1/27/2009 Outperform 5Y $5.66 +1,233.13% +451.62% +781.51 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. templar56 59.58 12/15/2008 7/6/2021 Outperform 3Y $5.87 +1,186.69% +425.55% +761.14 0 Comment

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