Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.24, from 0.92 in 2019Q1. It dropped, as 50 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 201 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 38.56 million shares or 10.60% less from 43.13 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported.
Parkside Natl Bank Tru reported 20 shares. Sandy Spring Comml Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Com reported 1,017 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Lc Il reported 20,032 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Glenview Bank & Trust Trust Dept invested in 0.08% or 755 shares. Da Davidson & invested in 2,998 shares. Prelude Capital Management Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% or 849 shares. Pension Service holds 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 65,555 shares. First Republic Mngmt holds 1,210 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Company reported 900 shares stake. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins invested in 3,951 shares. Eqis Mgmt has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 3,350 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 92,100 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Cullen Frost Bankers has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Nomura holds 0% or 3,780 shares in its portfolio.
The stock of W.W. Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) registered an increase of 5.15% in short interest. GWW’s total short interest was 2.86 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 5.15% from 2.72M shares, reported previously. With 485,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 6 days to cover their GWW’s short positions. The short interest to W.W. Grainger Inc’s float is 6.34%.
The stock decreased 0.38% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $321.26. About 278,725 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 13.50% since November 7, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.50% 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 $17.21 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 18.81 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 7 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. W.W. Grainger has $34000 highest and $250 lowest target. $295.88’s average target is -7.90% below currents $321.26 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 15 analyst reports since May 15, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. Robert W. Baird maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Thursday, October 24. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $34000 target. Stephens maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 24 report. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, October 24. On Tuesday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Neutral”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Thursday, October 24 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 10. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities on Friday, June 21 to “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 29 with “Underweight”.
More notable recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Earns A Nice Return On Capital Employed – Yahoo Finance” on August 05, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Why W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Looks Like A Quality Company – Yahoo Finance” published on May 21, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Fastenal Confirms Main Street Doing Better Than Wall Street – Also, It’s All About Stocks And Earnings – Seeking Alpha” on October 11, 2019. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Why W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Could Have A Place In Your Portfolio – Yahoo Finance” published on September 02, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Stocks That Hit 52-Week Highs On Tuesday – Benzinga” with publication date: November 05, 2019.
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