W W Grainger (GWW)

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247.84 -0.02  -0.01% NYSE Aug 22, 1:38PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

W W Grainger PS Ratio (TTM):

1.793 for Aug. 22, 2014

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Aug. 22, 2014 1.793
Aug. 21, 2014 1.793
Aug. 20, 2014 1.774
Aug. 19, 2014 1.777
Aug. 18, 2014 1.757
Aug. 15, 2014 1.716
Aug. 14, 2014 1.725
Aug. 13, 2014 1.733
Aug. 12, 2014 1.727
Aug. 11, 2014 1.719
Aug. 8, 2014 1.712
Aug. 7, 2014 1.686
Aug. 6, 2014 1.705
Aug. 5, 2014 1.699
Aug. 4, 2014 1.700
Aug. 1, 2014 1.702
July 31, 2014 1.701
July 30, 2014 1.736
July 29, 2014 1.727
July 28, 2014 1.736
July 25, 2014 1.745
July 24, 2014 1.740
July 23, 2014 1.744
July 22, 2014 1.750
July 21, 2014 1.738
   
July 18, 2014 1.757
July 17, 2014 1.746
July 16, 2014 1.772
July 15, 2014 1.778
July 14, 2014 1.772
July 11, 2014 1.771
July 10, 2014 1.792
July 9, 2014 1.809
July 8, 2014 1.814
July 7, 2014 1.812
July 3, 2014 1.849
July 2, 2014 1.820
July 1, 2014 1.821
June 30, 2014 1.840
June 27, 2014 1.874
June 26, 2014 1.878
June 25, 2014 1.883
June 24, 2014 1.887
June 23, 2014 1.915
June 20, 2014 1.926
June 19, 2014 1.924
June 18, 2014 1.911
June 17, 2014 1.903
June 16, 2014 1.916
June 13, 2014 1.914

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About Price to Sales Ratio

The price to sales ratio (PS ratio) is calculated by dividing stock price by the revenue per share. It is most useful for comparing companies within a sector or industry because "normal" values for this ratio vary from industry to industry. In general, low price to sales ratios are more appealing because they suggest that a company is undervalued.

An example illustrating why PS ratios should not be compared across industries: On June 21, 2010, Starbucks had a PS ratio of 1.12 while Yahoo! had a PS ratio of 2.56. In other words, Yahoo! shareholders were paying $2.56 for $1 of sales while Starbucks shareholders would only pay $1.12 for $1 of sales. However, at that same moment, the two companies' price to earnings ratios were virtually identical (Starbucks: 28.09 and Yahoo!: 27.78). Hence, shareholders were paying nearly the same amount for $1.00 in earnings. The PS ratios, though, are less comparable since Yahoo!'s profit margins are much higher than that of Starbucks.

For more information on evaluating valuation multiples similar to this, please see our original white paper research : Making Sense Of Valuation Multiples.
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GWW PS Ratio (TTM) Benchmarks

Companies
Fastenal 3.879
MSC Industrial Direct 2.058
Wesco International 0.5832

GWW PS Ratio (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 1.018 Sep 2 2009
Maximum 2.117 Sep 18 2013
Average 1.580

GWW PS Ratio (TTM) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: ps_ratio
  • Latest data point: =YCP("GWW", "ps_ratio")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("GWW", "ps_ratio", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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