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

June 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 214 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 43.08 million shares or 5.84% less from 45.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Pinebridge Invs Lp invested in 9,820 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Victory Management Inc has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.16% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership accumulated 24,100 shares. Rampart Investment Management Commerce Ltd holds 0.3% or 11,191 shares in its portfolio. Shine Advisory Service reported 235 shares. New England Mngmt owns 0.24% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,250 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag accumulated 223,770 shares. Schmidt P J Investment invested in 1,000 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Field And Main Bank & Trust holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 50 shares. Vnbtrust Association has invested 0.12% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Lazard Asset Management Limited Company reported 0.04% stake. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has invested 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Nordea Inv Management Ab holds 0.01% or 21,865 shares. State Street Corp owns 2.76 million shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 insider sales for $7.92 million activity. On Thursday, January 11 the insider Brown Laura D sold $2.13 million. The insider Watson Lucas E bought $50,020. On Thursday, February 1 the insider Tapia Eric R sold $26,606.

Analysts expect W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report $3.75 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $1.01 EPS change or 36.86 % from last quarter’s $2.74 EPS. GWW’s profit would be $210.06M giving it 21.16 P/E if the $3.75 EPS is correct. After having $4.18 EPS previously, W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s analysts see -10.29 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.54% or $1.69 during the last trading session, reaching $317.39. About 856,134 shares traded or 9.85% up from the average. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 75.66% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.09% the S&P500.

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

Among 12 analysts covering WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. WW Grainger had 26 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, March 16. The company was maintained on Monday, April 9 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Wednesday, January 3. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $192.0 target. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold”. On Sunday, April 22 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Tuesday, April 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $27000 target. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, March 22. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Stephens.

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 $17.78 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 31.67 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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