Btim Corp. buys $68,421,673 stake in W W Grainger Inc (GWW)

W W Grainger Inc (GWW) : Btim Corp. scooped up 1,816 additional shares in W W Grainger Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 17, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 319,414 shares of W W Grainger Inc which is valued at $68,421,673.W W Grainger Inc makes up approximately 1.15% of Btim Corp.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Gillespie Robinson Grimm Inc boosted its stake in GWW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 65 additional shares and now holds a total of 36,751 shares of W W Grainger Inc which is valued at $8,210,173. W W Grainger Inc makes up approx 1.27% of Gillespie Robinson Grimm Inc’s portfolio. Hefty Wealth Partners added GWW to its portfolio by purchasing 220 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $49,524. W W Grainger Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Hefty Wealth Partners’s portfolio.

W W Grainger Inc opened for trading at $214.12 and hit $215.87 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $214.21, with a gain of 0.23% or 0.49 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,98,749 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,943 M.

On the company’s financial health, W W Grainger Inc reported $3.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Oct 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.99. The company had revenue of $2596.29 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2593.26 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.03 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on W W Grainger Inc. Macquarie Initiated W W Grainger Inc on Aug 26, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $274.Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Jul 20, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 225 from a previous price target of $235 .Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 20, 2016 to “Underperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 187 from a previous price target of $197 .

W.W. Grainger Inc. is a distributor of maintenance repair and operating (MRO) 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. It operates in two segments: the United States and Canada. The United States business offers a selection of maintenance repair and operating supplies and other related products and services. Acklands – Grainger is a distributor of industrial and safety supplies that distributes tools fasteners safety supplies instruments welding and shop equipment among others. Other businesses include Zoro the single channel online business in the United States and operations in Europe Asia and Latin America. The Company provides customers with a range of options for finding and purchasing products utilizing sales representatives contact centers direct marketing materials catalogs and e-commerce.

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