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Share Rating Recap: W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW)

W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) fell -1.11% during previous trade. Credit Suisse issued rating on the stock of W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) in a research note issued to investors on Apr-19-17, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Neutral to Underperform. Additionally Stifel issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Jan-27-17 the stock was “Reiterated” as Hold from $245 to $266 besides that on Nov-14-16 W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was “Reiterated” by RBC Capital Mkts as Underperform from $186 to $174. Furthermore on Oct-19-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by Stifel as Hold from $235 to $216.

W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares ended last trading session at the price of $195,35 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $239.78 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 04/17/17. W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s highest estimates of price target are $286 and low forecast is $190 based on the opinion of 15 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 34.21. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.94 based on calls of 12 experts, where 2 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 8 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 2 as Strong Sell.

W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 7/18/17S. The company is expected to release $2.96 EPS for current quarter according to 20 analysts whereas the company reported $2.89 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $2.58 and high estimate of $3.16. For the current year W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has set to release EPS of $11.6 as per the sentiments of 23 analysts, however according to 23 analysts, the company expected to release $12.7 EPS for next year.

W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $2.65B according to 17 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $2.61B and highest revenue estimates are $2.71B. A year ago the company’s sales were $2.56B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 3.40%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $2.67B, according to the sentiments of 17 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $10.48B revenues, as per the opinion of 24 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $10.27B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $10.68B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $10.99B by 24 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 3.65M shares versus average trading capacity of 886,578 shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $10.16B along with 58.80M outstanding shares. W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares were trading -751% below from the 52-week high price mark of $1.2 and +1.2% above from the 52-week price bottom of $1.2. However the company observed 52 week high price on 01/25/17 and witnessed 52 week low price on 04/19/17. The company’s price sits -10% below/above from its 50-day moving average of $236.45 and -1.5% away/far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $233.50. W W Grainger Inc. (NYSE:GWW)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 55, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 67. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 45. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 43.

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