On July, 18 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Analysts See $3.75 EPS

June 27, 2018 - By Loretta Love

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2018 Q1. It has change of 0.06, from 2017Q4’s 0.81. The ratio turned negative due to W.W. Grainger, Inc. positioning: 36 sold and 214 reduced. 82 funds took positions and 106 increased positions. Investors holded 45.76 million in 2017Q4 but now own 43.08 million shares or 5.84% less.
Mu Invests reported 5% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Keystone Financial Planning accumulated 4,373 shs. Hm Payson & Communication invested in 0.01% or 800 shs. Gradient Limited holds 0% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 3 shs. Chesley Taft Associate Llc reported 4,201 shs. Century holds 0.01% or 24,369 shs in its capital. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Liability Company holds 4,034 shs or 0.05% of its capital. Monarch Mgmt invested in 1,482 shs or 0.16% of the stock. Veritable Lp reported 4,679 shs stake. 68,243 were accumulated by Us Commercial Bank De. Alphamark Limited Co accumulated 9 shs. Bb&T stated it has 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Regions Fin stated it has 3,660 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Neville Rodie Shaw invested in 0.07% or 2,229 shs. Fairfield Bush And invested in 0.28% or 3,455 shs.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. had 5 insider sales and 1 insider purchase since January 11, 2018. This’s net activity of $8.64 million. Another trade for 195 shs valued at $50,020 was made by Watson Lucas E on Monday, February 5. On Thursday, January 11 9,158 shs were sold by Brown Laura D, worth $2.13 million. HOWARD JOHN L sold $5.75 million worth of stock.

On July, 18 is awaited W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s earnings report, as reported by Faxor. Analysts forecast 36.86 % diference or $3.75 from the $2.74 EPS from 2017. The profit will be $210.06 million for GWW if $3.75 EPS becomes true. -10.29 % negative EPS growth is what analysts predict. $4.18 EPS was announced for last quarter. GWW is reaching $307.57 during the last trading session, after increased 0.36%.W.W. Grainger, Inc. has volume of 100,614 shares. Since June 27, 2017 GWW has risen 75.66% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 63.09%.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 12 have positions in WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW) as follows: 3 rated it a “Buy”, 3 with “Sell” and 6 with “Hold”. The positive are 25%. Since January 3, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc WW Grainger has 26 analyst reports. In Monday, January 8 report BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $224.0 target. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, April 13 Stephens maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) with “Hold” rating. The stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Sell” on Tuesday, January 23. On Friday, January 26 Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $278.0 target. On Thursday, April 19 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. On Monday, January 8 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 3 the firm has “Sell” rating given by RBC Capital Markets. In Thursday, January 25 report BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $235 target. On Friday, April 20 the stock has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; and other related services and products that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.The company has $17.23 billion market cap. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada.27.64 is the P/E ratio. The firm offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products.

Another two news for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were briefly announced by: Globenewswire.com on June 11, 2018 with title “Recent Analysis Shows Ford Motor, Lions Gate Entertainment, America’s Car-Mart, WW Grainger, Berry Global Group …”. The other Seekingalpha.com‘s article was titled “Recent Stock Purchase June 2018” and announced on June 23, 2018.

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