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W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW)
3-Year Dividends Growth Rate
20.00% (As of Mar. 2014)

W W Grainger Inc's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $0.93.

GWW' s 10-Year Dividend Growth Rate 3y Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 20
Current: 20

3.1
20

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of W W Grainger Inc was 20.00% per year. The lowest was 3.10% per year. And the median was 12.10% per year.

GWW's Dividend Growth Rate 3yis ranked higher than
83% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Industrial Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. GWW: 20.00 )

During the past 12 months, W W Grainger Inc's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 16.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 20.00% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 19.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 18.20% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

W W Grainger Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.30. As of today, W W Grainger Inc's Dividend Yield is 1.60%.

Good Sign:

W W Grainger Inc stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

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Definition

This is the average annual rate that a company has been raising its dividends. The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.


Explanation

1. Dividend Payout Ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

W W Grainger Inc's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=0.93/3.07
=0.30

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of W W Grainger Inc was 10.00. The lowest was 0.20. And the median was 0.27.

2. Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

W W Grainger Inc Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency
1.0802014-05-082014-05-122014-06-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.9302014-02-062014-02-102014-03-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.9302013-11-062013-11-112013-12-01Cash Dividendquarterly
0.9302013-08-082013-08-122013-09-01Cash Dividendquarterly

W W Grainger Inc's Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=3.87/240.95
=1.61 %

Current Share Price is $240.95.
W W Grainger Inc's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $3.87.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of W W Grainger Inc was 2.60%. The lowest was 1.18%. And the median was 1.48%.

Good Sign:

W W Grainger Inc stock dividend yield is close to 3-year high.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Related Terms

Dividends Per Share, Dividend Payout Ratio, Dividend Yield, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate

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