Grainger W W Inc (NYSE:GWW) Big Money Sentiment Crashed in Q4 2018 to 0.74

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Grainger W W Inc’s Sentiment

In 2018 Q4 Grainger W W Inc (NYSE:GWW) big money sentiment decreased to 0.74, SEC filings reveal. So its down -0.07, from 2018Q3’s 0.81. 194 institutional investors increased and started new holdings, while 262 cut down and sold their equity positions in Grainger W W Inc so the sentiment worsened. These funds own 46.01 million shares, that’s up from 41.59 million shares in 2018Q3. Funds holding Grainger W W Inc in top 10 decreased from 7 to 5 for a decrease of 2. 73 Investors Sold All; 189 Reduced Holdings; 139 increased holdings while 55 institutional investors bought holdings.

Significant Grainger W W Inc Investors

As of 2018 Q4 Longview Partners (Guernsey) Ltd has 4.74% invested in Grainger W W Inc. As of 2018 Q4, 19,000 shares of Grainger W W Inc are owned by Mu Investments Co. Ltd.. Coho Partners Ltd. reported 472,501 shares. Fruth Investment Management revealed 22,786 shares position in Grainger W W Inc. The France-based fund Tobam looks positive on Grainger W W Inc, possessing 179,706 shares.

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 firm is valued at $16.68 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada.The P/E ratio is 21.81. 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.

GWW is reaching $299.49 during the last trading session, after increased 1.39%.W.W. Grainger, Inc. has volume of 400,969 shares. Since March 13, 2018 GWW has risen 18.34% and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 13.97%.

Earnings report for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) is expected on April, 18., as reported by Faxor. Last year’s EPS was $4.18, while now analysts expect change of 6.22 % up from current $4.44 EPS. If $4.44 is reported, GWW’s profit will hit $247.21M for 16.86 P/E. Wall Street now sees 12.12 % EPS growth despite W.W. Grainger, Inc. previous quarter’s EPS of $3.96.

Aviva Public Ltd Llc holds 0.07% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 31,106 shs. Huntington National Bank has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). The Massachusetts-based Athena Capital Advsrs Ltd Liability has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Stewart And Patten Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.3% or 5,116 shs. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans accumulated 2,016 shs. Suntrust Banks Inc, a Georgia-based fund reported 3,238 shs. Amp Cap Limited reported 35,385 shs stake. Eagle Asset reported 142,723 shs. Piedmont Investment Advisors reported 3,963 shs stake. Vanguard Group accumulated 5.88M shs or 0.07% of the stock. Keystone Planning Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 1,141 shs. Jane Street Ltd Liability has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Citadel Limited Company holds 0.01% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 85,693 shs. Birmingham Management Al reported 1.18% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Lpl Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 17,578 shs.

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

In total 3 analysts cover W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW). “Buy” rating has 1, “Sell” are 0, while 2 are “Hold”. (NYSE:GWW) has 33% bullish analysts. 3 are the (NYSE:GWW)’s ratings reports on 13 Mar 2019 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Tuesday, January 15 report Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, October 17 the stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets.

There’s a significant W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news released by It’s a report titled: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” on January 24, 2019.

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