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

January 18, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 Analysts See $2.18 EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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.
Moreover, Apg Asset Nv has 0.15% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 504,347 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc stated it has 235 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker reported 200 shares stake. Gofen Glossberg Ltd Co Il invested 0.19% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Regentatlantic Ltd invested in 0.02% or 1,417 shares. Segall Bryant & Hamill Lc accumulated 40,704 shares or 0.17% of the stock. New Jersey-based Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Advisory Ser Networks Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Natl Pension has invested 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Nordea Inv Mgmt reported 20,530 shares. Quantbot Techs L P reported 0.14% stake. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc reported 191,788 shares. Exxonmobil Investment Inc Tx holds 9,587 shares. Moreover, Montecito Natl Bank And has 0.12% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,887 shares. 686 were reported by Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $2.24 million activity. Robbins Paige K also sold $70,000 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, October 26. 9,158 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares with value of $2.13M were sold by Brown Laura D.

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 $124.22 million giving it 26.23 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 1.54% or $3.46 during the last trading session, reaching $228.69. About 58,168 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since January 18, 2017 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 has $300 highest and $145.0 lowest target. $206.85’s average target is -9.55% below currents $228.69 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, October 9. The stock has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, March 8. The rating was downgraded by Stephens to “Neutral” on Monday, October 19. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold”. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, August 24. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, March 30. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, December 18 with “Sector Weight”.

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 $13.03 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 27.29 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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