W W Grainger Inc (GWW) Analysts See $2.69 EPS

July 18, 2017 - By Marry Poplack

 W W Grainger Inc (GWW) Analysts See $2.69 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.99 in 2016Q3. It is 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.
Kornitzer Mgmt Ks invested 0.01% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Toronto Dominion Natl Bank invested 0.01% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Monarch Cap Management Inc accumulated 0.17% or 1,982 shares. Alecta Pensionsforsakring Omsesidigt holds 0.7% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) or 325,000 shares. Glob X Ltd holds 0.02% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) for 2,241 shares. Bartlett And Ltd Liability has 88,290 shares for 0.97% of their portfolio. Kcm Investment Advsr Limited Liability Com stated it has 2,761 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Advisor Limited Liability Company owns 924 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Lord Abbett And Ltd holds 0.05% or 75,500 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) for 25,219 shares. 4,300 were accumulated by Geneva Advisors. Montecito Bank owns 1,925 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Utd Services Automobile Association accumulated 52,970 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 2,125 shares. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Co has invested 0.03% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW).

Since February 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $8.95 million activity. Brown Laura D sold 695 shares worth $173,104. Another trade for 926 shares valued at $233,835 was made by HOWARD JOHN L on Wednesday, February 15. HIGH JOSEPH C had sold 690 shares worth $174,279. $598,086 worth of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) was sold by RYAN JAMES T. $7.77 million worth of stock was sold by JADIN RONALD L on Thursday, March 2.

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 EPS, 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 “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by UBS. On Monday, November 16 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. RBC Capital Markets maintained W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) rating on Monday, November 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $174 target. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell” on Tuesday, August 25. The company was maintained on Monday, July 18 by Barclays Capital. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 22 report. Credit Suisse initiated the shares of GWW in report on Friday, June 17 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 2 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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: Nasdaq.com which released: “Stocks That Fell to 3-Year Lows in the Week of July 14” on July 16, 2017. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Recent Buy – WW Grainger Inc.” on July 17, 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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