Interocean Capital LLC Has Trimmed Its Position in Ww Grainger INC (GWW) as Stock Rose

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.81 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.06, from 0.75 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 32 investors sold GWW shares while 215 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 43.23 million shares or 0.33% more from 43.08 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Fuller Thaler Asset holds 0% or 400 shares. Strs Ohio holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 8,127 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 20,461 shares. 34,844 were reported by Advsrs Asset. Capital One Association holds 0.35% or 15,519 shares. Northern Trust Corporation has invested 0.09% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Bahl Gaynor accumulated 0.03% or 10,482 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Company has 862 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Davenport And Lc accumulated 0% or 1,297 shares. 171,415 were reported by Tobam. Clearbridge Investments Ltd accumulated 0.46% or 1.81 million shares. Birch Hill Invest Ltd Com invested 1.07% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Redwood Investments Ltd Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 34,214 shares. Tennessee-based Ftb Advsr has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 200 shares.

Since June 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $7.11 million activity. Tapia Eric R sold $518,784 worth of stock. On Thursday, August 16 ANDERSON BRIAN P sold $360,177 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 1,000 shares.

Interocean Capital Llc decreased its stake in Ww Grainger Inc (GWW) by 44.92% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Interocean Capital Llc sold 10,283 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.15% with the market. The hedge fund held 12,611 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $3.89M, down from 22,894 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Interocean Capital Llc who had been investing in Ww Grainger Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.30 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.38% or $10.14 during the last trading session, reaching $289.43. About 496,619 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 112.92% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.30% the S&P500.

Interocean Capital Llc, which manages about $885.53M and $851.60M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 16,002 shares to 30,091 shares, valued at $6.83M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Qualcomm Inc Dutch Tender Exp: (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 84,406 shares in the quarter, for a total of 279,477 shares, and has risen its stake in Molson Coors Brewing Class B (NYSE:TAP).

Analysts await W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $3.58 earnings per share, up 21.77 % or $0.64 from last year’s $2.94 per share. GWW’s profit will be $201.63 million for 20.21 P/E if the $3.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.19 actual earnings per share reported by W.W. Grainger, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.56 % negative EPS growth.

More important recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “What’s Behind Grainger (GWW) Rally of 56% in the Past Year? – Zacks.com” on November 19, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Recent Analysis Shows Vuzix, Trupanion, WW Grainger, Greenlight Capital Re, Golden Star Resources, and ZTO Express (Cayman) Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – GlobeNewswire”, Finance.Yahoo.com published: “Should You Buy WW. Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) At $255.3? – Yahoo Finance” on March 03, 2018. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: W.W. Grainger, Inc. – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 21, 2018.

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

Among 5 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. W.W. Grainger had 7 analyst reports since July 3, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Gabelli downgraded W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Monday, July 16 to “Hold” rating. On Thursday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Thursday, July 19. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 22 by Macquarie Research.

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