Old Republic International Corp Stake in Grainger Ww INC (GWW) Boosted by $4.12 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 62 investors sold GWW 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. Dean Invest Ltd owns 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 2,955 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 90,753 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 13,310 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 152 shares. Cornerstone Capital Management Ltd Liability Com owns 9,011 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. National Pension Ser accumulated 0.06% or 58,800 shares. Cadence Capital Lc has invested 0.14% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Moreover, Wells Fargo Communication Mn has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1.51M shares. Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsr has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). King Luther Cap reported 2,436 shares stake. United Kingdom-based Legal And General Gp Public Ltd has invested 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 1,089 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1,127 shares or 0% of the stock. Tarbox Family Office holds 0% or 8 shares. Mason Street Ltd Com has 7,288 shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $109,569 activity. Tapia Eric R sold 190 shares worth $39,569.

Old Republic International Corp increased its stake in Grainger Ww Inc (GWW) by 18.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Old Republic International Corp bought 23,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 150,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.96 million, up from 127,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Old Republic International Corp who had been investing in Grainger Ww Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.86% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $235.67. About 932,861 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

Old Republic International Corp, which manages about $3.02 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Valero Energy Corp (NYSE:VLO) by 82,500 shares to 173,500 shares, valued at $13.35 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Mcdonalds Corp (NYSE:MCD) by 149,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 258,400 shares, and cut its stake in Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG).

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 had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $185 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Monday, May 15 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 9 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 8 report. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, July 19. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3.

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