WW Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance

GWW's latest closing price was -2.61% away from the average price of 200 days while it maintained a distance of 14.76% from the 50 Day Moving Average and 9.04% away compared to its SMA 20.

GWW has been the topic of several analyst reports. Robert W. Baird downgraded the shares of GWW in report on Monday, August 24 to "Neutral" rating. The firm has " rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Atlantic Securities. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Evercore given on Monday, July 10. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have given a hold rating to the company's stock. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $16600 target. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 471,433 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $469,000 after acquiring an additional 469,712 shares in the last quarter. GWW's profit will be $149.35M for 17.48 P/E if the $2.59 EPS becomes a reality. After having $2.74 EPS previously, W W Grainger Inc's analysts see -5.47% EPS growth. On Oct. 13, 2017 GWW saw a modest increase, closing the day at $177.55, or a increase of $3.5 or (1.97%).

On Tuesday, Shares of W.W. Grainger, Inc. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

The stock increased 2.59% or $0.55 on October 13, reaching $21.78. 6,078,266 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 572% from the average session volume of 904,062 shares.

CDK Global, Inc. provides integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions. The stock has a market cap of $10.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.02 and a beta of 0.76.

W.W. Grainger, Inc (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, fix and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.is a distributor of maintenance, fix and operating (MRO) supplies and other related services and products. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It has a 51.95 P/E ratio. The Company operates through two segments, which include the United States and Canada.


The highest price GWW stock touched in the last 12 month was $262.71 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $155. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $178.25.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Grainger's analysts are positive. About shares traded. W W Grainger Inc (GWW) has declined 21.15% since October 16, 2016 and is downtrending. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 16 with "Equal Weight". Hartford Mgmt Co invested 0.04% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Macquarie Research initiated W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) on Friday, August 26 with "Outperform" rating. The stock realized a rise in short interest from September 15, 2017 to September 29, 2017 of 5.93%. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral" on Wednesday, October 19.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q2. The value of the position overall is down by 18.4%. Grainger W W Inc now has $10.44 billion valuation. 1,551 were accumulated by Rodgers Brothers. Mitsubishi Ufj reported 114,545 shares stake. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its holdings in shares of W.W. Grainger by 32.6% in the second quarter. The dividend was $1.280 per share for the quarter or $5.12 on an annualized basis.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s insider ownership stands at 1.5 percent, while its insider transaction is 0 percent. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Brown Advisory Securities LLC now owns 1,001 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $232,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Incorporated holds 7,853 shares. Trust Co. of Vermont increased its holdings in W.W. Grainger by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Stewart And Patten Ltd Liability stated it has 7,395 shares.

Institutional investors have also been busy with the stock.

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