UPDATE: William Blair Upgrades Graco Inc. (GGG) to Outperform

December 2, 2021 6:38 AM EST
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Price: $71.15 +1.90%

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(Updated - December 2, 2021 7:04 AM EST)

William Blair analyst Nicholas Heymann upgraded Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) from Market Perform to Outperform.

The analyst comments "We are upgrading shares of Graco to Outperform from Market Perform. We believe the company’s long-term organic sales growth should materially benefit from the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in 2022-2026, and from 5% higher sales from backlog normalization and a larger estimated price increase (7%-9% versus 1%-2% historically) effective January 1, 2022. We estimate Graco’s 2022 organic sales should increase 17%-19%. This is well above our prior forecast of 6.9% and does not include any benefit from IIJA (which could potentially add 5% to organic sales beginning in 2023 or earlier), acquisitions (targeted to be 3%-4%), or any impact from foreign exchange (estimated to add 2% to total sales in 2021)."

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Shares of Graco Inc. closed at $71.68 yesterday.

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