*Grainger W W INC (GWW) Stake Held by Andra Ap-Fonden

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) Corporate LogoBig Money Sentiment increased to 0.81 in Q2 2018. It has change of 0.06, from 2018Q1’s 0.75. The ratio improved due to GWW positioning: 32 sold and 215 reduced. 72 funds bought stakes and 129 increased stakes. Investors holded 43.08 million in 2018Q1 but now own 43.23 million shares or 0.33% more. 6,058 were reported by Gam Holding Ag. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance invested in 51,320 shs or 0.02% of the stock. Citadel Advsrs Limited Co has invested 0.05% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Cap Investment Advisors Limited Com has invested 0.02% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Stewart Patten Communications Ltd holds 0.34% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 5,835 shs. Lazard Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% or 169,797 shs. Boston Advsrs Limited Liability Corp owns 101,784 shs. Raymond James Fincl Svcs Advsrs reported 0.01% of its capital in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.05% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1.39 million shs. Albert D Mason holds 5,873 shs or 1.31% of its capital. Capital Advisers Llc invested in 0.12% or 53,326 shs. Employees Retirement System Of Texas owns 3,300 shs. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Limited Liability Partnership Ma has 85 shs. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 2,703 shs. Acropolis Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

GWW had 4 insider sales and 0 insider purchases since June 13, 2018. This’s net activity of $7.11 million. 2,265 shs were sold by Tapia Eric R, worth $714,762. ANDERSON BRIAN P sold 1,000 shs worth $360,177.

In 2018Q2 SEC form is reported Andra Ap-Fonden’s holdings in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) which was reduced by 25.1%. The company’s stock rose 12.15% with the market as Andra Ap-Fonden sold 12,700 shares. The consumer services company reported $11.69M value for the 2018Q2. Now the institutional investor is holding 37,900 shares, compared to the 50,600 from the previous quarter. $16.30 billion is Grainger W W Inc’s market cap. Ticker’s shares touched $289.43 during the last trading session after 3.38% change.W.W. Grainger, Inc. has volume of 496,619 shares. Since December 8, 2017 GWW has risen 112.92% and is uptrending. GWW outperformed the S&P 500 by 97.30%.

The Andra Ap-Fonden’s stake in Arch Cap Group Ltd (NASDAQ:ACGL) was upped by 239,900 shares to 320,400 shares valued at $8.48M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It manages about $3.70B US Long portfolio. For a total of 179,600 shares it increased its holding in Johnson Ctls Intl Plc by 114,500 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in D R Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI).

On January, 23 W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s earnings release is expected by WallStreet, as reported by Faxor. Analysts predict $3.58 EPS. That’s $0.64 up or 21.77 % from 2017’s earnings of $2.94. GWW’s profit could be $201.63 million if the current EPS of $3.58 is accurate. Analysts at Wall Street see W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s -14.56 % negative EPS growth compared to $4.19 EPS for previous quarter.

A couple more W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released on November 21, 2018 “Dividend Champion Spotlight: W.W. Grainger, Inc. – Seeking Alpha”, also Globenewswire.com on November 29, 2018 published “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”, the next Zacks.com is “What’s Behind Grainger (GWW) Rally of 56% in the Past Year? – Zacks.com” on November 19, 2018. Finance.Yahoo.com has article titled “Should You Buy WW. Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) At $255.3? – Yahoo Finance”.

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

A total of 5 analysts rate W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) as follows: 0 “Buy”, 5 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 0 are bullish. (NYSE:GWW) has 7 ratings reports on Dec 8, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. On Wednesday, August 22 the rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. On Wednesday, October 17 BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report with “Market Perform” rating. The company rating was downgraded by Gabelli on Monday, July 16. The company rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, August 30. The company rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, July 3. The stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Thursday, July 19. On Thursday, July 19 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”.

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