W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Analysts See $3.95 EPS

September 15, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.81 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.06, from 0.75 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 32 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 215 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 43.23 million shares or 0.33% more from 43.08 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Ima Wealth holds 0% or 3 shares in its portfolio. 1,964 were accumulated by Manchester Mngmt Lc. Scout Invests Inc holds 0.44% or 63,330 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advsr Limited Partnership reported 88,502 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Tru Fund has 0.07% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Moreover, Bancshares Of Montreal Can has 0.1% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). James Inv owns 6,815 shares. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Llc has 0.03% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,548 shares. First Allied Advisory Svcs Incorporated holds 0.11% or 9,924 shares. Mackay Shields Limited Liability stated it has 0.22% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Moreover, Catalyst Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability Com has 0.41% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 17,230 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. D E Shaw & Inc holds 0% or 10,260 shares in its portfolio. 3,100 are owned by Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Corporation. Redwood Invests Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.73% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $12.93 million activity. 1,000 shares were sold by ANDERSON BRIAN P, worth $360,177 on Thursday, August 16. 1,534 shares valued at $518,784 were sold by Tapia Eric R on Monday, July 30.

Analysts expect W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report $3.95 EPS on October, 16.They anticipate $1.05 EPS change or 36.21 % from last quarter’s $2.9 EPS. GWW’s profit would be $221.73 million giving it 22.51 P/E if the $3.95 EPS is correct. After having $4.37 EPS previously, W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s analysts see -9.61 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.44% or $1.57 during the last trading session, reaching $355.61. About 499,458 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 112.92% since September 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.30% the S&P500.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. W.W. Grainger had 18 analyst reports since March 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 13 report. As per Thursday, July 19, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, April 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Susquehanna maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, March 22 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, March 16 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 9 by BMO Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, July 3 report. Robert W. Baird maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. UBS maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Thursday, August 30. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $365 target. UBS upgraded W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Thursday, July 19. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $340 target.

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 $19.96 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 26.08 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.

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