How Analysts Feel About W.W. Grainger Incorporated (NYSE:GWW) After Decrease in Sellers?

January 20, 2018 - By sdfsdfsdf

 How Analysts Feel About W.W. Grainger Incorporated (NYSE:GWW) After Decrease in Sellers?

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. 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.
Korea Investment Corporation has 52,226 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Reilly Limited Co has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Zevin Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 1,511 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has 10,716 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Covington Capital Mngmt owns 67 shares. Citigroup Inc holds 70,972 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Daiwa Gp has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Stewart And Patten Com Ltd Com invested 0.23% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Amalgamated Bankshares reported 6,253 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt holds 208,801 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Gam Ag stated it has 12,203 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Comerica Bancorporation has invested 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 262,424 shares. Longview Ptnrs (Guernsey) Limited owns 5.00 million shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.24 million activity. Another trade for 346 shares valued at $70,000 was made by Robbins Paige K on Thursday, October 26. $39,569 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares were sold by Tapia Eric R.

The stock of W.W. Grainger Incorporated (NYSE:GWW) registered a decrease of 1.22% in short interest. GWW’s total short interest was 8.60M shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 1.22% from 8.70 million shares, reported previously. With 718,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 12 days to cover their GWW’s short positions.

The stock increased 1.11% or $2.52 during the last trading session, reaching $230.05. About 658,246 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since January 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

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 $13.11 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 27.46 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.

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 had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Monday, November 14 with “Underperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, November 13 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2 with “Underweight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Monday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of GWW in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Stephens on Monday, October 19. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

Another recent and important W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news was published by Zacks.com which published an article titled: “Grainger (GWW) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in Store?” on January 19, 2018.

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