Mackenzie Financial Corp Decreased Stake in Grainger W W INC (GWW) by $83.23 Million; Shares Rose

April 20, 2018 - By Roy Fason

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.17, from 2017Q3’s 0.98. The ratio is negative due to GWW positioning: 49 sold and 190 reduced. 75 funds acquired stakes and 118 increased stakes. Investors holded 47.96 million in 2017Q3 but now own 45.76 million shares or 4.60% less. Chesley Taft & Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.09% or 4,301 shs. Fjarde Ap holds 0.07% or 18,907 shs in its capital. Schmidt P J Mgmt Inc accumulated 0.07% or 1,000 shs. Glenview State Bank Trust Dept has 0.09% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 855 shs. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board reported 0.02% stake. Jpmorgan Chase reported 0.01% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Fincl Engines Advisors Ltd Com has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 5 shs. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins invested in 51,320 shs. Gulf Intl Natl Bank (Uk) reported 17,186 shs. Ontario – Canada-based Mackenzie Financial has invested 1% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Ltd holds 0.03% or 200 shs. Two Sigma Securities Limited Liability Co invested 0.01% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 1St Source Bank & Trust holds 0.02% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,075 shs. Moreover, Whittier Trust Co has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 49 shs. Rampart Investment Mngmt Ltd accumulated 653 shs.

GWW had 4 selling transactions and 1 insider buy since October 20, 2017. This’s net activity of $7.93 million. HOWARD JOHN L had sold 19,500 shs worth $5.75 million. Robbins Paige K also sold $70,000 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shs. Watson Lucas E had bought 195 shs worth $50,020 on Monday, February 5. On Thursday, January 11 Brown Laura D sold $2.13 million worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

The stake In Grainger W W Inc (GWW) was decreased held by Mackenzie Financial Corp. According to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange form the decrease is 16.76%. The company’s stock rose 16.26% while stock markets declined as Mackenzie Financial Corp sold 352,658 shares. At the end of 2017Q4, the 1.75M shares of the consumer services company held by the hedge fund were priced at $413.66M, down from 2.10M at the end of the previous reported quarter. $16.81B is the MC of Grainger W W Inc. Ticker’s shares touched $299.88 during the last trading session after 5.34% change.W.W. Grainger, Inc. is uptrending after having risen 15.02% since April 20, 2017. GWW has 3.26M volume or 208.07% up from normal. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 3.47%.

About $61.70B and $41.43B US Long portfolio Mackenzie Financial Corp manages. It increased its stake in Bce Inc (NYSE:BCE) by 4.16 million shares to 5.32M shares, valued at $255.45 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Mackenzie Financial Corp has risen its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (NYSE:STZ) and also increased its holding in Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) by 276,699 shares in the quarter, for a total of 365,619 shares.

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

In total 14 analysts cover WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW). “Buy” rating has 3, “Sell” are 3, while 8 are “Hold”. (NYSE:GWW) has 21% bullish analysts. With $321.0 highest and $148.0 lowest [Target], WW Grainger has $264.91 average [Target] or -11.66% below the current ($299.88) price. 25 are the (NYSE:GWW)’s ratings reports on Apr 20, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Tuesday, April 3 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. On Friday, January 26 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Buy” rating given by Gabelli. On Thursday, January 25 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Hold” on Friday, January 26. On Friday, January 26 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Friday, April 13 the rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 3 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Market Perform” rating given by Wells Fargo. On Monday, January 8 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”.

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