$1.36 just might be within reach for W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) shareholder.

August 9, 2018 - By Jason Dias

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.06, from 0.81 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 36 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 214 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 43.08 million shares or 5.84% less from 45.76 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Eads And Heald Inv Counsel holds 1.4% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 7,844 shares. 123 are held by Tradewinds Capital Management Ltd Com. Raymond James Assocs has invested 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Bb&T Secs Lc stated it has 0.17% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 4,845 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.06% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Tarbox Family Office accumulated 8 shares. Inv Advisors Ltd owns 1,292 shares. Peak6 Invs Lp reported 13,105 shares stake. Moreover, J Goldman & Lp has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.24% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Davenport Co holds 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,535 shares. Alabama-based Zweig has invested 0.02% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Earnest Prtn Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 0.49% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Since April 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $7.05 million activity. HOWARD JOHN L sold $5.75M worth of stock or 19,500 shares.

W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) is expected to pay $1.36 on Sep 1, 2018. Shareholders owning the stock before Aug 10, 2018 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on W W Grainger Inc’s current price of $356.71, the dividend is 0.38 %. This dividend’s record date is Aug 13, 2018 and the announcement date is Jul 25, 2018. The stock increased 1.18% or $4.17 during the last trading session, reaching $356.71. About 89,217 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 75.66% since August 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.09% the S&P500.

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 $20.02 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 26.16 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.

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

Among 9 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. W.W. Grainger had 16 analyst reports since March 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Gabelli given on Monday, July 16. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 9 by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, April 22. UBS upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, July 19 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 3 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Thursday, April 19. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $22100 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Friday, March 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $242 target.

More recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why WW Grainger, Ericcson, and Berkshire Hathaway Jumped Today” on July 18, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Pre-Open Stock Movers 7/18: (CHRS) (FNKO) (GWW) Higher; (SAH) (WIN) (HCSG) Lower (more…)” on July 18, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “WW Grainger’s Earnings Outlook” with publication date: July 17, 2018 was also an interesting one.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Institutional Positions Chart

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