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Graco Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as NYSE: GGG
S&P 400 Component
Founded 1926
Founder Russell Gray
Headquarters (Northeast, Minneapolis), Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Patrick J. McHale, President and CEO
Products Fluid and Powder Handling Equipment
Revenue $1.22 Billion (2014) Increase10.6%
Operating income
$309 Million (2014)Increase10.3%
Net income
$226 Million (2014)Increase7.1%
Number of employees
3100
Divisions Contractor, Industrial, Process
Website www.graco.com

Graco is an American manufacturer of fluid-handling systems and products based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Russell Gray, a Minneapolis parking lot attendant, founded Gray Company, Inc. in 1926 with his brother Leil Gray to produce and sell Russell's air-powered grease gun, invented in response to cold weather making hand-powered grease guns inoperable. Sales their first year of operation were $35,000. By 1941, annual sales had reached $1 million. They capitalized on opportunities in defense-based lubricating needs during World War II.

After the war, they began expanding outside of lubricant handling, developing a paint pump and direct-from-drum industrial fluids pumps. By the mid-1950s they had expanded to $5 million in sales and 400 employees, and were servicing fluid handling needs in a wide variety of industries.

Leil Gray died in 1958, and was succeeded as president by Harry A. Murphy. He was succeeded in turn by David A Koch in 1962. The company continued to expand, helped by the 1957 introduction of the airless spray gun. By 1969, when Gray Company went public and changed its name to Graco, it had annual sales of $33 million.

After acquiring H. G. Fischer & Co, a manufacturer of electrostatic finishing products, sales continued to climb, reflecting an industry-wide shift in automobile painting from air-based to electrostatic technologies. By 1980, sales had climbed to $100 million.

Graco currently has airless sprayers, line striping units, fine finish equipment, texture sprayers, roof coating rigs, and pressure washers on the Contractor Equipment Division (CED).

In the Lubrication Equipment Division (LED), Graco produces automatic lubrication equipment, vehicle lubrication maintenance and repair equipment, and a variety of activators and switches for the lubrication process.

In Graco's Industrial Products Division (IPD), there are a wide range of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric pumps created to withstand the toughest finishing applications. IPD also has different fine finish pump packages which can spray with air, assisted by air, or airless.

Graco serves a wide variety of markets. Providing products for painting, anti-corrosion, fluid transfer, gluing and sanitary applications for markets like Automotive, Aeronautic, Body refinish, wood, building and construction, marine... They distribute through a global network of equipment dealers and retail stores.


Investment goal date:
Dividends reinvested
Graco Inc. GGG report Q3 2017
Period
Date
Adjusted Actuals EPS
GAAP EPS
Q1 2018
2018-04-25
--
--
Q4 2017
2018-01-29
--
--
Q3 2017
2017-10-25
1.1500
1.3000
Q2 2017
2017-07-26
1.1500
1.3800
Q1 2017
2017-04-26
0.9900
1.0500
Q4 2016
2017-01-30
1.0000
-1.8300
Q3 2016
2016-10-19
0.9500
0.9500
Q2 2016
2016-07-20
0.8900
0.8900
Q1 2016
2016-04-20
0.7000
0.7000
Q4 2015
2016-01-25
0.9300
0.9400
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Funds
Fund Name
Ticker shares
Alecta Pensionsforsakring, Omsesidigt
1232800
Bank of New York Mellon Corp
940408
BlackRock Fund Advisors
2131365
BlackRock Inc.
4370674
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.
1699415
CONFLUENCE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
891060
Fiera Capital Corp
2815431
GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL
1273146
Jackson Square Partners, LLC
1060101
KAYNE ANDERSON RUDNICK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC
2024638
MAIRS & POWER INC
3287453
Neuberger Berman Group LLC
934791
PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/
2738549
STATE STREET CORP
1465590
Vanguard Group, Inc
4886860
Major Shareholders
Name Relationship
Total Shares
Holding stocks
EUGSTER JACK W
0.0500% (29395)
BKH / GGG / LTM /
GILLIGAN J KEVIN
0.0400% (23967)
CPLA / GGG /
MITAU LEE R
0.1000% (58804)
FUL / GGG /
MITAU LEE R
0.1100% (67404)
FUL / GGG /
FERAGEN JODY H
0.0100% (3522)
GGG / HRL / PDCO /
GRANER JAMES A
0.1000% (57939)
GGG /
LOWE DAVID M
0.2200% (134808)
GGG /
MCHALE PATRICK J
0.5000% (300966)
GGG /
MORFITT MARTHA A M
0.1100% (67623)
GGG / LTM / LULU / SLTM /
SHEAHAN MARK W
0.0300% (19537)
GGG /
VAN DYKE WILLIAM G
0.0500% (30558)
ATK / GGG / PII /
RESCORLA CHARLES L
0.1000% (61801)
GGG /
JOHNSON DALE D
0.1100% (69038)
GGG /
CARROLL WILLIAM J
0.0500% (30703)
GGG /
GALLIVAN KAREN PARK
0.0500% (27263)
GGG /
VAN SANT R WILLIAM
0.0200% (12100)
FUL / GGG /
Etchart Eric
0.0200% (13048)
ALG / GGG / MTW /
Zumbolo Brian J
0.0100% (8719)
GGG /
Chambers Caroline M
0.0100% (5159)
GGG /
Johnson Jeffrey P.
0.0200% (14213)
GGG /
Ahlers David M
0.0300% (19546)
GGG /
Moreau Bernard J
0.0100% (8376)
GGG /
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