Impact of Brokerage Rating on W.W. Grainger, Inc.(GWW)

Many W.W. Grainger, Inc.(GWW) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jan 27, 2017 to Hold, Raises Price Target to $ 266 from a previous price target of $245 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 1, 2017, James D Slavik (director) sold 0 shares at 0.00 per share price.On Jan 4, 2017, James T Ryan (Chairman of the Board) sold 65,000 shares at 234.17 per share price.On Dec 1, 2016, John L Howard (Sr. VP and General Counsel) sold 11,000 shares at 230.00 per share price.

W W Grainger Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 25, 2017. The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09. Analyst had a consensus of $2.36. The company had revenue of $2470.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2455.51 million. The companys revenue was down -.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.49 EPS.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has received a short term rating of hold from experts at Zacks with a rank of 3. The stock has been rated an average of 2.78 by 12 Brokerage Firm. 3 Wall Street Firms have rated the stock as a strong buys. 7 Brokerage Firms have advised hold. 2 Analysts have rated it as strong sell.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW): The mean estimate for the short term price target for W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) stands at $236.8 according to 5 Analysts. The higher price target estimate for the stock has been calculated at $266 while the lower price target estimate is at $174.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Tuesday as its shares dropped 0.23% or 0.59 points. After the session commenced at $251.87, the stock reached the higher end at $253.79 while it hit a low of $249.27. With the volume soaring to 754,201 shares, the last trade was called at $253.75. The company has a 52-week high of $262.715. The company has a market cap of $14,922 million and there are 58,804,314 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $201.94.

Grainger offers a breadth of MRO solutions by combining products, services, and information. The company tailors its capabilities toward the objective of providing the lowest total cost MRO solution to select customer groups. The Branch-based Distribution Businesses serve immediate and/or planned purchase MRO needs. The Digital Businesses offer a broad array of indirect materials and related information to meet the needs of businesses looking to reduce process costs through Internet-enabled solutions.

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