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

December 29, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

 Analysts See $2.18 EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)
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.
The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard has invested 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Federated Inc Pa has invested 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Fjarde Ap stated it has 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Albert D Mason holds 1.1% or 7,589 shares. Bokf Na has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 14,993 shares. Chesley Taft Associate Limited Liability Com holds 0.06% or 4,100 shares in its portfolio. Bahl & Gaynor invested in 12,739 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Lc holds 1,548 shares. Bridgewater L P stated it has 21,711 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York reported 26,974 shares. Swiss Commercial Bank, Switzerland-based fund reported 204,674 shares. 2,838 are owned by North Star Investment Mgmt Corporation. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma owns 1,050 shares. Parsec Fincl Management, North Carolina-based fund reported 2,055 shares. Fil Ltd stated it has 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $109,569 activity. $39,569 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares were sold by Tapia Eric R.

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 $124.23M giving it 27.29 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 increased 0.41% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $237.96. About 441,813 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since December 29, 2016 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 had 88 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Monday, October 19. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $187 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GWW in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GWW in report on Tuesday, March 8 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $198 target in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, August 24. Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets.

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 $13.56 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 28.4 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.

More recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Grainger expands board to 11 with Intuit’s Watson” on December 13, 2017. Also Reuters.com published the news titled: “BRIEF-WW Grainger names Lucas Watson to its board” on December 12, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Grainger (GWW) Surged 35% in 3 Months: What’s Driving It?” with publication date: December 01, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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