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Here's Why W.W. Grainger (GWW) is a Strong Growth Stock

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W.W. Grainger (GWW)

Incorporated in 1928, IL-based W.W. Grainger Inc. is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products and services. Its operations are primarily in North America, Japan and the U.K. Its customers represent a wide array of industries including government, manufacturing, transportation, commercial and contractors. Its products include material-handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, and metalworking tools.

GWW sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Growth Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of A. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 7.3% and 5.9% year-over-year, respectively.

Three analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for fiscal 2024, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.09 to $39.34 per share. GWW also boasts an average earnings surprise of 3.6%.

Looking at cash flow, W.W. Grainger is expected to report cash flow growth of 19.3% this year; GWW has generated cash flow growth of 11.3% over the past three to five years.

GWW should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive growth fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Growth and VGM Style Scores.

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