Grainger (WW) Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Lloyd Doyle
April 20, 2018

The fund owned 2,205 shares of the industrial products company's stock after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. Cibc Bank USA now owns 6,085 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $1,438,000 after acquiring an additional 245 shares in the last quarter. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $188.77B market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $284.69. The shares were sold at an average price of $295.00, for a total transaction of $5,752,500.00. It has outperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 8.14% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The hedge fund run by Stuart Powers held 390,700 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59.14M, up from 363,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 1.98% for the last five trades and exhausted -0.59% in one month period.

The stock increased 0.37% or GBX 7 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 1920. About 531,437 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.83% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.13 in Q4 2017. That's change of 0.17, from 2017Q3's 0.98. It improved, as 28 investors sold VRSN shares while 2 reduced holdings. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its position in shares of W. W. Grainger by 109.0% during the 3rd quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Gp (Ca) holds 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). First Interstate National Bank & Trust stated it has 155 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Vident Advisory Ltd reported 3,442 shares stake. Moreover, Glenmede Trust Na has 0.02% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Atria Invests Ltd Liability Com owns 1,487 shs.

The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Monday, November 13 with "Hold" rating. Coho Prtn reported 3.65% stake. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.04% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 0.08% in W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Among 14 analysts covering WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5,127 shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 4 selling transactions for $7.93 million activity. (NYSE:GWW) was sold by HOWARD JOHN L. Finally, ING Groep NV bought a new stake in shares of W. W. Grainger during the 3rd quarter worth $384,000. Also, VP Laura D. Brown sold 695 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 6th. Another trade for 346 shares valued at $70,000 was made by Robbins Paige K on Thursday, October 26. San Francisco Sentry Investment Grp Inc (Ca) holds 65 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Therefore 44% are positive. 25 are the (NYSE:GWW)'s analyst reports since November 6, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 18. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $248.08. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of VRSN in report on Friday, October 2 with "Hold" rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Hold" on Monday, November 13. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on W. W. Grainger from $190.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an "underperform" rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Goldman Sachs restated a "neutral" rating on shares of W. W. Grainger in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. W. Grainger from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $327.00 price target on the a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Friday, June 30 with "Buy".

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 1,247 are held by Assetmark Incorporated. Therefore 17% are positive. Goldman Sachs maintained Apple Inc. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, December 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Monday, July 18. (NASDAQ:VRSN) earned "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 6. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $168 target. The company has a market cap of $15,908.69, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.17, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.81. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Thursday, July 6. 17,167 shares were sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde, worth $2.61 million on Tuesday, January 2. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, September 1 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Guggenheim.

Analysts await VeriSign, Inc. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that W. W. Grainger will post 13.77 earnings per share for the current year. GWW's profit would be $190.03M giving it 20.91 P/E if the $3.39 EPS is correct. The industrial products company reported $4.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.44 by $0.74. Bb&T has 1,361 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

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