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|Day Range202.35–204.71||52-Week Range176.85–239.95|
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On Monday, W . W . Grainger GWW reported third-quarter results, with sales and operating profits up 6% and 11%, respectively, from the year-ago period. The results tracked fairly closely with our modeling assumptions, and we are maintaining our $67 fair value estimate. While growth appears to be ...
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Cost advantages and network effects work in their favor.
Top managers continue to exercise a lot of patience as they look for buying opportunities in a U.S. equity market that has risen close to 40% since the start of 2013.
The industrial distributor--a recent addition to the Morningstar DividendInvestor portfolio--has plenty of headroom for earnings and dividend growth, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
With over a million products stocked, these firms enjoy long-lasting competitive positions through cost advantages and the network effect.