Longview Partners Guernsey LTD Stake in Grainger W W INC (GWW) Increased as Shares Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Andrea Pope

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Corporate LogoDuring 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.81. That’s change of 0.17, from 2017Q3’s 0.98. 49 investors sold all, 190 reduced holdings as GWW ratio worsened. 118 rose holdings while 75 funds amassed holdings. Funds hold 45.76 million shares thus 4.60% less from 2017Q3’s 47.96 million shares. Nordea Invest Mgmt Ab holds 0.01% or 21,664 shs in its capital. Clifford Swan Counsel Limited Liability Com invested in 1,548 shs. Price T Rowe Inc Md invested 0% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Sterling Cap Lc has 14,445 shs. Stephens Ar accumulated 0.03% or 3,108 shs. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon stated it has 857,696 shs. Old Natl Bankshares In has 7,190 shs. Fil Ltd accumulated 4,302 shs. State Street reported 3.40 million shs stake. Mu Ltd has invested 4.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Co Retail Bank invested in 3,112 shs or 0.01% of the stock. Oxbow Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 3,758 shs or 0.17% of the stock. Financial Engines Advsrs Lc invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Eaton Vance accumulated 9,534 shs. Ronna Sue Cohen holds 3.42% or 20,333 shs in its capital.

GWW registered $7.97 million net activity with 1 insider purchase and 5 sales since October 20, 2017. 19,500 shs were sold by HOWARD JOHN L, worth $5.75M on Thursday, April 5. $39,569 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was sold by Tapia Eric R on Friday, October 20. Watson Lucas E bought $50,020 worth of stock or 195 shs. Robbins Paige K also sold $70,000 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shs.

The stake In Grainger W W Inc (GWW) was upped held by Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd. According to 2017Q4 SEC filling the decrease is 3.13%. The company’s stock rose 16.26% while stock markets declined as Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd bought 156,313 shares. The consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4 was valued at $1.22 billion. It’s up from 5.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 5.16M shares held by the institutional investor . Longview Partners Guernsey Ltd has cut its stake in and also reduced its holding in by shares in the quarter, for a total of shares.

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

In total 15 analysts cover W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW). “Buy” rating has 3, “Sell” are 4, while 8 are “Hold”. 20% are bullish. 32 are the (NYSE:GWW)’s analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, January 26 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Susquehanna. On Monday, January 8 the firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Monday, November 6. On Friday, March 16 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. In Tuesday, January 23 report UBS initiated the stock with “Sell” rating. On Wednesday, October 18 the firm earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Outperform” rating given by Oppenheimer. On Friday, January 26 Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $278.0 target. On Wednesday, October 18 Morgan Stanley maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) with “Underweight” rating. On Tuesday, January 9 Credit Suisse maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) with “Sell” rating.

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