$3.75 EPS Expected for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) on July, 18

June 27, 2018 - By Nellie Deboer

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q1 2018. It has change of 0.06, from 2017Q4’s 0.81. The ratio worsened due to W.W. Grainger, Inc. positioning: 36 sold and 214 reduced. 82 funds amassed positions and 106 increased positions. Investors holded 45.76 million in 2017Q4 but now own 43.08 million shares or 5.84% less.
Cibc Comml Bank Usa invested in 0.06% or 1,632 shs. Bp Public Limited holds 0.36% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 35,000 shs. Brandywine Global Mgmt Lc stated it has 0.04% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Mechanics Natl Bank Department stated it has 846 shs or 0.06% of all its holdings. Fairfield Bush & invested in 0.28% or 3,455 shs. Grp One Trading Lp holds 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 3,522 shs. Smithfield Trust has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Greatmark Investment Ptnrs holds 2.16% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 21,035 shs. Thompson Inv Management Inc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 1,742 shs. Monetary Gru Incorporated holds 0.02% or 150 shs. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co reported 0.02% stake. Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability Corporation holds 27,635 shs. Kornitzer Mngmt Inc Ks reported 2,250 shs. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) stated it has 3,400 shs. Asset Management Incorporated has 5,126 shs.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. had 5 sales and 1 insider purchase since January 11, 2018. This’s net activity of $8.64 million. 100 shs were sold by Tapia Eric R, worth $26,606. HOWARD JOHN L sold $5.75 million worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, April 5. Watson Lucas E also bought $50,020 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shs.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s earnings report is expected by WallStreet on July, 18, according to RTT. earnings per share of $3.75 is 36.86 % up from 2017’s $2.74 EPS. If $3.75 is reported, GWW’s profit will hit $210.06 million for 20.50 P/E. Wall Street now forecasts -10.29 % negative EPS growth despite W.W. Grainger, Inc. previous quarter’s EPS of $4.18. The stock increased 0.36% or $1.09 during the last trading session, touching $307.57.Currently W.W. Grainger, Inc. is uptrending after 75.66% change in last June 27, 2017. GWW has 100,614 shares volume. GWW outperformed by 63.09% the S&P 500.

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

In total 12 analysts cover WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW). “Buy” rating has 3, “Sell” are 3, while 6 are “Hold”. 25% are bullish. 26 are the (NYSE:GWW)’s analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Wednesday, January 3 report RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, January 25 the firm earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, April 9. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given by Stephens. On Thursday, January 25 the firm earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse. On Friday, January 26 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, January 26 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Gabelli. In Friday, January 26 report Susquehanna maintained it with “Hold” rating and $261.0 target. On Monday, January 8 the stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Tuesday, April 3 Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $27000 target.

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 firm is worth $17.23 billion. 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 recently released 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 released on June 23, 2018.

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