EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Expected At $2.18

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

 EPS for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Expected At $2.18
Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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.
Orca Investment Mgmt stated it has 2.43% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Swiss Bancorp holds 0.04% or 204,674 shares in its portfolio. Bessemer Grp reported 4,481 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Monetary Mngmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 150 shares. Covington stated it has 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 33,087 are owned by Aperio Gp Ltd Llc. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company, a Virginia-based fund reported 1,366 shares. Advisory Net Lc has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Manning Napier Advsr Ltd Liability stated it has 34,716 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Acropolis Investment Management Lc stated it has 0.08% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Great Lakes Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). New England Research & Mngmt accumulated 0.22% or 1,695 shares. 14,930 were reported by Lpl Finance Ltd Liability Corporation. Longview Prtnrs (Guernsey) Ltd has invested 4.86% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Federated Invsts Pa holds 108,403 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio.

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

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 $124.22M giving it 27.03 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 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.

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 -12.23% below currents $235.67 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Underperform” rating and $186.0 target in Friday, November 13 report. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, July 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, November 13 report. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, October 18. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Friday, December 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, May 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC 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 $13.43 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 28.13 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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