Andra Ap-Fonden Decreased Its Grainger W W INC (GWW) Stake by $3.91 Million

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 0.81 in 2018 Q2. It has change of 0.06, from 2018Q1’s 0.75. The ratio is positive due to GWW positioning: 32 sold and 215 reduced. 72 funds bought stakes and 129 increased stakes. Investors holded 43.08 million in 2018Q1 but now own 43.23 million shares or 0.33% more. Tirschwell Loewy owns 835 shs or 0.03% of their US capital. Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.03% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,460 shs. Peninsula Asset Management Incorporated invested 1.7% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Moreover, Rampart Investment Mngmt Limited Liability has 0.29% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability has 48,488 shs for 0.1% of their capital. Stewart & Patten Communication Limited Liability Company holds 0.34% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 5,835 shs. Deroy & Devereaux Private Counsel has 700 shs. Paloma Prtn Mngmt Co reported 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). First Allied Advisory Ser stated it has 0.11% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Mariner Ltd Llc invested 0.02% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Verus Finance reported 1,160 shs or 0.14% of all its holdings. Aristotle Cap Management Limited Liability, California-based fund reported 3,033 shs. Employees Retirement Of Texas reported 0.01% stake. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.08% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Hedeker Wealth Lc accumulated 1,900 shs or 0.43% of the stock.

GWW registered $7.11 million net activity with 0 buys and 4 selling transactions since June 13, 2018. Shares for $714,762 were sold by Tapia Eric R. On Wednesday, August 22 HOWARD JOHN L had sold 14,990 shs worth $5.52 million.

According to 2018Q2 SEC form the Andra Ap-Fonden reduced its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 25.1%. 12,700 shares were sold by Andra Ap-Fonden as the company’s stock rose 12.15% with the market. The consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2 was valued at $11.69 million. It’s down from 50,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 37,900 shares held by the institutional investor . $16.30B is Grainger W W Inc’s market cap. The stock decreased 3.38% or $10.14 during the last trading session, reaching $289.43.W.W. Grainger, Inc. has volume of 496,619 shares. Since December 8, 2017 GWW has risen 112.92% and is uptrending. GWW outperformed by 97.30% the S&P500.

A portfolio of $3.70 billion is managed by Andra Ap-Fonden. As it’s published in SEC form the stake in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI) is rose by 77,800 shares to 225,300 shares. They are valued at $9.24 million in 2018Q2. For a total of 320,400 shares it increased its holding in Arch Cap Group Ltd (NASDAQ:ACGL) by 239,900 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD).

On January, 23 WallStreet expected W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s earnings report, RTT reports. This year’s earnings per share analyst estimate is expected to be $3.58. That is 21.77 % up compareed to $2.94 earnings per share for last year. If the current earnings per share of $3.58 is accurate, GWW’s profit could be $201.63M. Wall Street forecasts -14.56 % negative EPS growth as of January, 23.

A couple more W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were brought out by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released on March 03, 2018 “Should You Buy WW. Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) At $255.3? – Yahoo Finance”, also Zacks.com on November 19, 2018 brought out “What’s Behind Grainger (GWW) Rally of 56% in the Past Year? – Zacks.com”, the next Globenewswire.com is “Recent Analysis Shows Vuzix, Trupanion, WW Grainger, Greenlight Capital Re, Golden Star Resources, and ZTO Express (Cayman) Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – GlobeNewswire” on November 29, 2018. Seekingalpha.com has article titled “Dividend Champion Spotlight: W.W. Grainger, Inc. – Seeking Alpha”.

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

A total of 5 analysts rate W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) as follows: 0 “Buy”, 5 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 0 are bullish. (NYSE:GWW) has 7 ratings reports on Dec 8, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Monday, July 16 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given by Gabelli. On Thursday, July 19 the rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. The company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 17. On Thursday, July 19 BMO Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) with “Market Perform” rating. On Tuesday, July 3 the firm has “Neutral” rating given by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, August 30 the firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given. In Wednesday, August 22 report Macquarie Research maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $358 target.

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