Analysts See $3.75 EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) as of July, 18

June 27, 2018 - By Sarah Holford

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During Q1 2018 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.75. That’s change of 0.06, from 2017Q4’s 0.81. 36 investors sold all, 214 reduced holdings as W.W. Grainger, Inc. ratio worsened. 106 rose positions while 82 funds amassed positions. Funds hold 43.08 million shares thus 5.84% less from 2017Q4’s 45.76 million shares.
109,132 were accumulated by Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership. Chesley Taft And Assoc Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0.11% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 15,007 shs or 0.03% of all its holdings. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 15,009 shs. Scout holds 0.43% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 64,182 shs. Benjamin F Edwards And Company accumulated 6,295 shs or 0.18% of the stock. Johnson Investment Counsel owns 2,694 shs or 0.02% of their US capital. First Midwest Savings Bank Division reported 0.24% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Aristotle Mngmt Ltd reported 3,033 shs or 0.01% of all its holdings. Wedge Cap L L P Nc invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Mackay Shields Limited Liability Com owns 120,198 shs. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Aus invested in 9,320 shs or 0.03% of the stock. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada owns 74,518 shs. Regions Fincl reported 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Glenview State Bank Trust Dept stated it has 755 shs or 0.1% of all its holdings.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. registered $8.64 million net activity with 1 buy and 5 selling transactions since January 11, 2018. Tapia Eric R sold $714,762 worth of stock. $2.13 million worth of stock was sold by Brown Laura D on Thursday, January 11. Another trade for 19,500 shs valued at $5.75 million was made by HOWARD JOHN L on Thursday, April 5.

On July, 18 is expected W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s earnings report, according to RTT. Analysts predict $3.75 EPS, which is $1.01 up or 36.86 % from 2017’s $2.74 EPS. If $3.75 is reported, GWW’s profit will be $210.06 million for 20.50 P/E. Analysts at Wall Street see W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s -10.29 % negative EPS growth compared to $4.18 EPS for previous quarter. GWW reached $307.57 during the last trading session after $1.09 change.W.W. Grainger, Inc. has volume of 100,614 shares. Since June 27, 2017 GWW has risen 75.66% and is uptrending. GWW outperformed the S&P 500 by 63.09%.

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”. (NYSE:GWW) has 25% bullish analysts. 26 are the (NYSE:GWW)’s ratings reports on Jun 27, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, January 25 the company was maintained by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, March 22 the company was maintained by Susquehanna. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm has “Sell” rating by Credit Suisse given. On Friday, March 16 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, April 13 the firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Thursday, January 25. On Friday, April 20 Susquehanna maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, January 3 the firm has “Sell” rating given by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, April 19 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell”. In Friday, January 26 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating.

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 $17.23 billion market cap. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada.The P/E ratio is 27.64. 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: Seekingalpha.com on June 23, 2018 with title “Recent Stock Purchase June 2018”. The other Globenewswire.com‘s article was titled “Recent Analysis Shows Ford Motor, Lions Gate Entertainment, America’s Car-Mart, WW Grainger, Berry Global Group …” and released on June 11, 2018.

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