W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Analysts See $2.18 EPS

January 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Analysts See $2.18 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 62 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 157 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 153 raised stakes. 47.96 million shares or 3.15% more from 46.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
D E Shaw Inc owns 4,774 shares. 7,012 were accumulated by Wendell David Assocs Inc. Atlantic Trust Ltd Com holds 0.02% or 20,455 shares in its portfolio. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt invested in 0.02% or 2,222 shares. Exane Derivatives invested in 561 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc invested 0.02% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Blair William And Com Il holds 0.13% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 93,590 shares. Wedge Mngmt L L P Nc holds 3,730 shares. Illinois-based Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Norinchukin Commercial Bank The holds 0.05% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 14,593 shares. 8,601 were accumulated by Dupont Management Corp. Symphony Asset Mgmt Llc accumulated 1,965 shares. Parkside Financial Bank And Tru holds 10 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 43 are owned by Gemmer Asset Management. American Group invested 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.24 million activity. Shares for $70,000 were sold by Robbins Paige K. Brown Laura D sold $2.13 million worth of stock or 9,158 shares.

Analysts expect W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report $2.18 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 11.02 % from last quarter’s $2.45 EPS. GWW’s profit would be $124.22M giving it 26.36 P/E if the $2.18 EPS is correct. After having $2.90 EPS previously, W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s analysts see -24.83 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $229.86. About 970,346 shares traded or 5.37% up from the average. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

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

Among 18 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. W.W. Grainger has $300 highest and $145.0 lowest target. $206.85’s average target is -10.01% below currents $229.86 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Wednesday, October 18. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $194.0 target. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 6. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer upgraded the shares of GWW in report on Wednesday, October 18 to “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Monday, May 15 with “Underperform” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $17500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5. The firm has “” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Atlantic Securities.

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 market cap of $13.10 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 27.43 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.

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