W W Grainger Inc (GWW) EPS Estimated At $2.69

July 18, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 W W Grainger Inc (GWW) EPS Estimated At $2.69
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold W W Grainger Inc shares while 197 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 46.08 million shares or 3.44% less from 47.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Raymond James Trust Na accumulated 2,989 shares. 4,050 were reported by Ig Mgmt. Ally Fin holds 0.47% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) for 12,000 shares. Arcadia Investment Management Corporation Mi reported 0.08% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Wagner Bowman Mngmt Corp owns 2,160 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Advsrs Asset Management has 16,285 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Moreover, Swiss State Bank has 0.06% invested in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Independent Portfolio Consultants stated it has 135 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Jensen Management Incorporated stated it has 1,860 shares. Stephens Ar holds 0.09% or 10,004 shares. Boston Common Asset Management Llc reported 0.89% stake. Rand Wealth Ltd Com invested 0.15% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). The Illinois-based Ubs Asset Americas has invested 0.06% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Verus Prtnrs Inc accumulated 1,166 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Aristotle Capital Mngmt Limited Co reported 3,033 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $8.95 million activity. The insider HOWARD JOHN L sold $233,835. The insider HIGH JOSEPH C sold 690 shares worth $174,279. Shares for $173,104 were sold by Brown Laura D. On Thursday, March 2 JADIN RONALD L sold $7.77 million worth of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) or 31,186 shares. RYAN JAMES T also sold $598,086 worth of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) on Wednesday, February 15.

Investors wait W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) to report on July, 19 before the open. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $2.69 earnings per share, down $0.20 or 6.92 % from last year’s $2.89 same quarter earnings. This translates into $157.45 million profit for GWW giving the stock a 16.00 P/E. This is assuming the current $2.69 EPS is accurate. W W Grainger Inc’s Wall Street analysts see -6.60 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $2.88 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock increased 0.15% or $0.25 on July 17, reaching $172.21. About shares traded. W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since July 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 1 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 60 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Buy” rating by William Blair on Monday, August 31. As per Monday, May 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 26 by Macquarie Research. As per Tuesday, March 22, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 20 with “Underperform”. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was downgraded by Stephens. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, December 18. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 26. UBS initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 17 report. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related services and products. The company has market cap of $10.08 billion. The Firm offers its services and products to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It has a 17.61 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions, which include the United States and Canada.

More recent W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Recent Buy – WW Grainger Inc.” on July 17, 2017. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of July 14” on July 16, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “WW Grainger: Is The Investment Thesis Still Intact?” with publication date: June 27, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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