W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW): Closing price $223.09
The firm has reported sales results for the month of January, during which daily sales rose by 8 percent compared to the same month in 2012, including 3 percentage points from volume, 3 from price, 1 from sales of seasonal products and 1 point from purchases. January also contained 22 selling days versus 21 selling days in 2012. The first quarter will have 63 selling days, which is one less than the 64 selling days last year. Shares closed up 2.52 percent on the day at $223.09, and have traded in a 52-week range of $172.50 to $222.05.