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Nippon Life Insurance Co. Has $1,610,000 Stake in W W Grainger Inc (GWW)
发布时间:2016-03-03        浏览次数:241        返回列表
Nippon Life Insurance Co. decreased its position in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) by 5.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,949 shares of the company’s stock after selling 453 shares during the period. Nippon Life Insurance Co.’s holdings in W W Grainger were worth $1,610,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of GWW. Monarch Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of W W Grainger by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. Monarch Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,872 shares of the company’s stock worth $379,000 after buying an additional 185 shares during the period. Jensen Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of W W Grainger by 2.5% in the fourth quarter. Jensen Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,040 shares of the company’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. BB&T Corp boosted its stake in shares of W W Grainger by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 2,061 shares of the company’s stock worth $418,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the period. Flossbach Von Storch AG boosted its stake in shares of W W Grainger by 14.1% in the fourth quarter. Flossbach Von Storch AG now owns 4,050 shares of the company’s stock worth $820,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Finally, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its stake in shares of W W Grainger by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 4,745 shares of the company’s stock worth $961,000 after buying an additional 376 shares during the period.

Shares of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) opened at 223.68 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $202.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $207.50. W W Grainger Inc has a 12-month low of $176.85 and a 12-month high of $252.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.87 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.32.
 

W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 26th. The company reported $2.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.24 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $2.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.47 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $2.80 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that W W Grainger Inc will post $11.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 8th were given a dividend of $1.17 per share. This represents a $4.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 4th.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Barclays upped their price objective on W W Grainger from $180.00 to $182.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 27th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of W W Grainger in a research note on Friday, November 13th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on W W Grainger from $218.00 to $201.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 23rd. Credit Suisse reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $222.00 price target (down from $232.00) on shares of W W Grainger in a research note on Monday, November 23rd. Finally, RBC Capital decreased their price target on W W Grainger from $187.00 to $186.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 13th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $199.11.

In related news, Director Rodney C. Adkins acquired 400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $216.59 per share, with a total value of $86,636.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $86,636. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP William Lomax sold 4,849 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $220.86, for a total transaction of $1,070,950.14. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,022 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $888,298.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

W.W. Grainger, Inc is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (NYSE:GWW) supplies and other related products and services. The Company offers its products and services to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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