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Company: WW GRAINGER INC (GWW)

This page shows only data up to the final business day of 2018.

Additional financial information for this company can be found at:
Total number of dividends paid: 168.

Dividend payment frequency:

FrequencyNumber of dividends
Annually0
Semi-annually0
Quarterly168
Monthly0
Irregularly0
'none'0

Current frequency is quarterly.

Dividend payment timing:

MonthNumber of dividends
January0
February4
March38
April0
May4
June38
July0
August2
September40
October0
November3
December39

Cancellations/Discontinuations/Omissions:

StatusNumber
Cancelled0
Discontinued0
Omitted0

Dividends per share by year:

The number in parentheses is the number of non-special dividends declared/paid during that period.

How do I determine the "bumpiness" of a company?
Mathematically, I use the standard deviation around the arithmetic mean of the dividend raise percentages.
I have devised a "bumpiness metric" which will tell at a glance how smooth or bumpy a company's dividend history has been.
For you math geeks, the bumpiness is the standard deviation rounded to the nearest integer.
The result is a whole number that tells you whether a company's dividend history has been smooth or teeth-rattling.

YearDividends paidIncrease from previous yearCompound annual growth rate to 2018 fromBumpiness to 2018 fromMean to 2018 fromStandard deviation to 2018 from
1977$ 0.06375 (4) 11.415% 711.631%7.147
1978$ 0.08875 (4) 39.216% 10.796% 610.942%5.732
1979$ 0.11000 (4) 23.944% 10.478% 510.608%5.408
1980$ 0.12250 (4) 11.364% 10.455% 510.588%5.478
1981$ 0.13250 (4) 8.163% 10.517% 610.654%5.537
1982$ 0.14250 (4) 7.547% 10.601% 610.740%5.588
1983$ 0.14875 (4) 4.386% 10.784% 610.922%5.562
1984$ 0.15375 (4) 3.361% 11.010% 511.144%5.488
1985$ 0.16625 (4) 8.130% 11.099% 611.236%5.545
1986$ 0.17750 (4) 6.767% 11.237% 611.375%5.573
1987$ 0.19500 (4) 9.859% 11.282% 611.424%5.656
1988$ 0.21500 (4) 10.256% 11.316% 611.463%5.745
1989$ 0.25000 (4) 16.279% 11.149% 611.297%5.772
1990$ 0.28250 (4) 13.000% 11.083% 611.236%5.865
1991$ 0.30500 (4) 7.965% 11.200% 611.357%5.938
1992$ 0.32500 (4) 6.557% 11.383% 611.542%5.975
1993$ 0.35250 (4) 8.462% 11.501% 611.665%6.061
1994$ 0.39000 (4) 10.638% 11.537% 611.708%6.182
1995$ 0.44500 (4) 14.103% 11.427% 611.604%6.294
1996$ 0.49000 (4) 10.112% 11.487% 611.672%6.427
1997$ 0.53000 (4) 8.163% 11.648% 711.839%6.532
1998$ 0.58500 (4) 10.377% 11.712% 711.912%6.685
1999$ 0.63000 (4) 7.692% 11.928% 712.134%6.786
2000$ 0.67000 (4) 6.349% 12.246% 712.455%6.830
2001$ 0.69500 (4) 3.731% 12.768% 712.968%6.682
2002$ 0.71500 (4) 2.878% 13.417% 613.599%6.378
2003$ 0.73500 (4) 2.797% 14.163% 614.319%5.924
2004$ 0.78500 (4) 6.803% 14.708% 614.856%5.769
2005$ 0.92000 (4) 17.197% 14.518% 614.676%5.949
2006$ 1.11000 (4) 20.652% 14.022% 614.178%5.925
2007$ 1.34000 (4) 20.721% 13.431% 613.583%5.836
2008$ 1.55000 (4) 15.672% 13.210% 613.374%6.081
2009$ 1.78000 (4) 14.839% 13.030% 613.212%6.390
2010$ 2.08000 (4) 16.854% 12.561% 712.756%6.638
2011$ 2.52000 (4) 21.154% 11.384% 611.557%6.233
2012$ 3.06000 (4) 21.429% 9.793% 59.911%5.135
2013$ 3.59000 (4) 17.320% 8.346% 48.429%4.298
2014$ 4.17000 (4) 16.156% 6.477% 26.498%2.105
2015$ 4.59000 (4) 10.072% 5.305% 05.307%0.480
2016$ 4.83000 (4) 5.229% 5.344% 15.345%0.583
2017$ 5.06000 (4) 4.762% 5.929% 05.929%0.000
2018$ 5.36000 (4) 5.929%

What price should you pay today if you wanted last year's dividends ($ 5.36000) to represent a yield of X%?

YieldPrice
0.5%$1072.00
1.0%$536.00
1.5%$357.33
2.0%$268.00
2.5%$214.40
3.0%$178.67
3.5%$153.14
4.0%$134.00
4.5%$119.11
5.0%$107.20
5.5%$ 97.45
6.0%$ 89.33
6.5%$ 82.46
7.0%$ 76.57
7.5%$ 71.47
8.0%$ 67.00
8.5%$ 63.06
9.0%$ 59.56
9.5%$ 56.42
10.0%$ 53.60

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