WW Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Reaches 52-Week Low

GWW’s SI was 8.11 million shares in August as released by FINRA. Brown Brothers Harriman accumulated 0% or 3,000 shares. With 1.45 million avg volume, 6 days are for W.W. Grainger Incorporated (NYSE:GWW)’s short sellers to cover GWW’s short positions. The SI to Blackhawk Network Holdings Incorporated’s float is 6.42%. About 23,974 shares traded. KeyCorp reiterated a “sector weight” rating on shares of W.W. Grainger in a research report on Monday, August 21st. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on shares of W.W. Grainger from $166.00 to $156.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on shares of W.W. Grainger in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. About 26,186 shares traded. Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HAWK) has risen 34.41% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 0 Buy, 1 Strong Buy, 0 Sell, 2 Hold and 12. Therefore 33% are positive. Alliant Energy has $77 highest and $39 lowest target. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $167.12 and a 200-day moving average price of $199.00. Alliant Energy had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, March 8 the stock rating was downgraded by SunTrust to “Neutral”. The industrial products company reported $2.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.65 by $0.09. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm’s stock has a market capitalization of $9.13 bln. TheStreet lowered shares of W.W. Grainger from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 11th.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. The company has market cap of $9.02 billion. The Company’s divisions include Utility and Non-regulated, Parent and Other. It has a 1.45 P/E ratio.

Since March 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $105,009 activity. Dunie Deborah B. had bought 3,700 shares worth $146,566 on Friday, May 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 1.04 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 44 investors sold GWW shares while 197 reduced holdings. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its position in W.W. Grainger by 35.0% in the first quarter. Mackenzie Fin Corp reported 1.26 million shares. Millennium Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). 36 are held by Kanaly Tru. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 750 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 746 shares during the period. Amg Funds Limited Liability Corporation reported 6,973 shares stake. Serv Corp reported 535 shares stake. Fiduciary, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 11,190 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems holds 158,528 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. The Kansas-based Cognios Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). 4,230 were reported by Community Retail Bank Na. Eads & Heald Counsel invested 0.82% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Smith Thomas W acquired 300,000 shares as Neustar Inc (NSR)’s stock declined 1.64%. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 16,209 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The Mountain Lake Investment Management Llc holds 355,000 shares with $9.21M value, up from 260,000 last quarter. (NYSE:GWW). This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Therefore 7% are positive. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $224 target. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 19 to “Hold”. River Road Asset Mngmt Ltd invested 1.02% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Stifel Nicolaus maintained W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) rating on Monday, October 19. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Credit Suisse. On May 26 the stock rating was downgraded to “Neutral” from “Outperform” in an announcement from Macquarie. William Blair downgraded Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) on Thursday, December 15 to “Market Perform” rating. (NYSE:ABC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 7 by Leerink Swann. RBC Capital Markets maintained W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) rating on Wednesday, July 20.

W.W. Grainger, Inc (Grainger) is a distributor of maintenance, fix and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. The company had revenue of $2.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.63 billion. The Firm offers its services and products to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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