November 16, 2018

WW Grainger's (GWW) Underperform Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group

13 January 2018, 12:04 | Hattie Nash

Haverford Trust Company, which manages about $4.79 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Powershares Taxable Municipal Bond Portfolio (BAB) by 30,663 shares to 610,615 shares, valued at $18.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Reliance Of Delaware stated it has 2,897 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. With 843,900 avg volume, 2 days are for KT Corporation (NYSE:KT)'s short sellers to cover KT's short positions. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.175 during the last trading session, reaching $237.895. About 203,723 shares traded. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 25.91% the S&P500. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company bought 9,750 shares as the company's stock declined 31.42% while stock markets rallied. The stock increased 2.18% or $5.05 during the last trading session, reaching $236.8. About 211,716 shares traded.

W W Grainger (NYSE:GWW)'s stock had its "underperform" rating reissued by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500. (NYSE:GWW). Keystone Planning Inc reported 2.96% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. Therefore 11% are positive. The company's revenue was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that W W Grainger will post 10.71 EPS for the current fiscal year. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Thursday, October 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 27 with "Hold". As per Thursday, December 15, the company rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sell" rating and $209 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $245.00 target price on shares of W W Grainger in a research report on Monday, November 13th. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Weight" rating in Monday, August 21 report. UBS downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Thursday, October 19 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11 with "Hold". Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, April 27 report. It also reduced Teleflex Inc (NYSE:TFX) stake by 21,793 shares and now owns 52,758 shares. Nomura Inc has 0.05% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 126,946 shares.

Leerink Swann Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SCMP)
Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in shares of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals by 11.3% in the second quarter. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark law.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $109,569 activity. Shares for $39,569 were sold by Tapia Eric R on Friday, October 20. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,400 shares in the company, valued at $1,699,404.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 62 investors sold GWW shares while 157 reduced holdings. Assetmark Inc. raised its stake in W.W. Grainger by 18.4% in the third quarter. Bartlett & Lc reported 1,137 shares. First Personal Fincl Ser invested in 0% or 125 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Limited Liability Co Il has invested 0.19% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 17,019 are owned by Catalyst Cap Advsr Ltd. North Star Asset owns 0.04% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. Atria Invests Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 1,205 shares in its portfolio. Asset One Ltd holds 91,635 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Stifel Nicolaus maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. Tower Capital Limited Liability Corp (Trc) invested 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. Bulldog Investors Llc bought 399,688 shares as the company's stock declined 12.85% while stock markets rallied. Insiders sold a total of 21,536 shares of company stock worth $4,741,329 in the last three months. Sigma Planning Corporation owns 3,646 shares. Eqis Cap reported 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,548 shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W W Grainger from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Therefore 60% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital downgraded it to "Hold" rating and $4.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, July 26. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $195.77.

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KT Corporation provides telecommunications services in Korea. The company has market cap of $6.55 billion. The firm offers fixed-line telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance, and global long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol telephone services, as well as interconnection services; Internet phone services; broadband Internet access and other Internet-related services, including Internet protocol television services; and data communication services, including leased line and dedicated broadband Internet connection services to institutional customers. It has a 48.82 P/E ratio. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag reported 1.06M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Stratos Wealth Limited accumulated 0.11% or 13,113 shares. Alphamark Limited stated it has 0.01% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Company stated it has 113,280 shares. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 1,439 shares. Salem Investment Counselors Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. Moreover, Amg Bank has 0% invested in KT Corporation (NYSE:KT). (NYSE:GWW). Manufacturers Life Insur Communication The owns 1.03M shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. (NYSE:GWW) for 600 shares.

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