EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Expected At $3.75

June 17, 2018 - By Ash

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 36 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 214 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 43.08 million shares or 5.84% less from 45.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Raymond James Trust Na reported 0.04% stake. Fil holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 10,232 shares. Associated Banc has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Commonwealth Bancorporation Of Aus holds 9,320 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. First Interstate Bancorporation holds 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 155 shares. Northern Tru reported 1.21 million shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md owns 88,273 shares. Com Bancorporation reported 0.01% stake. Atlantic Tru Grp Lc has 19,560 shares. M&T National Bank & Trust has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Synovus reported 498 shares. Arcadia Invest Mngmt Corporation Mi has invested 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Koch Industries Inc reported 0.11% stake. Monarch Mngmt accumulated 1,482 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Zweig invested in 0.02% or 980 shares.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 sales for $7.92 million activity. 195 shares valued at $50,020 were bought by Watson Lucas E on Monday, February 5. On Thursday, May 3 Tapia Eric R sold $60,207 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 216 shares. Brown Laura D sold $2.13M worth of stock.

Analysts expect W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report $3.75 EPS on July, 18.They anticipate $1.01 EPS change or 36.86 % from last quarter’s $2.74 EPS. GWW’s profit would be $210.06M giving it 21.31 P/E if the $3.75 EPS is correct. After having $4.18 EPS previously, W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s analysts see -10.29 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.70% or $2.23 during the last trading session, reaching $319.62. About 880,104 shares traded or 13.52% up from the average. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 75.66% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.09% the S&P500.

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

Among 12 analysts covering WW Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. WW Grainger had 26 analyst reports since January 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, January 26. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, January 24. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, April 9. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, April 19. Stephens maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Thursday, April 19. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $29400 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Susquehanna given on Thursday, March 22. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, March 16 by BMO 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 $17.90 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 28.73 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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