Gratus Capital adds Illinois Tool Works (ITW) to its portfolio

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : Gratus Capital added new position in Illinois Tool Works during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 37,870 shares of Illinois Tool Works which is valued at $4,360,731 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 3, 2016 with the SEC.Illinois Tool Works makes up approximately 0.64% of Gratus Capital’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in ITW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 67,700 additional shares and now holds a total of 917,706 shares of Illinois Tool Works which is valued at $105,673,846. Illinois Tool Works makes up approx 0.17% of Swiss National Bank’s portfolio.Trillium Asset Management boosted its stake in ITW in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,184 additional shares and now holds a total of 114,527 shares of Illinois Tool Works which is valued at $13,216,416. Illinois Tool Works makes up approx 0.83% of Trillium Asset Management’s portfolio.

Illinois Tool Works opened for trading at $117.18 and hit $117.66 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $117.46, with a gain of 0.53% or 0.62 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 16,26,838 shares. Company has a market cap of $41,694 M.

On the company’s financial health, Illinois Tool Works reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.40. The company had revenue of $3431.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3413.93 million. The company’s revenue was down -.1 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.30 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Illinois Tool Works. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 21, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 104 from a previous price target of $101 .Robert W. Baird Downgraded Illinois Tool Works on Jun 23, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $108.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) is a manufacturer of a range of industrial products and equipment. The Company’s operates in seven segments: Automotive OEM Test & Measurement and Electronics Food Equipment Polymers & Fluids Welding Construction Products and Specialty Products. These operations serve end markets as automotive original equipment manufacturers/tiers automotive aftermarket general industrial commercial food equipment and construction. It produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications; equipment consumables and related software; commercial food equipment adhesives sealants lubrication and cutting fluids; arc welding equipment consumables and accessories; construction fastening systems and truss products and beverage packaging equipment and consumables. The Company operates approximately 90 divisions in 57 countries.

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