Analyst Activity – Northcoast Research Initiates Coverage On W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) With a Neutral

Analyst Ratings For W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)

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Today, Northcoast Research initiated coverage on W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) with a Neutral.

There are 4 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings on the stock.

The current consensus rating on W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) is Hold (Score: 1.69) with a consensus target price of $180.36 per share, a potential 8.08% upside.

Some recent analyst ratings include

  • 7/25/2017-Northcoast Research initiated coverage with a Neutral rating.
  • 7/20/2017-Credit Suisse Group Reiterated Rating of Underperform.
  • 7/12/2017-Wells Fargo & Company Reiterated Rating of Market Perform.
  • 6/2/2017-Stifel Nicolaus Reiterated Rating of Hold .
  • 6/2/2017-J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage with a Neutral rating.
  • 5/26/2017-Macquarie was Downgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a “Outperform ” rating to a ” Neutral” rating. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $286.00 .

Dividend information for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) pays an annual dividend of Community Ranking: with a yield of 3.07% and an average dividend growth of 10.40% based on a 3 Year Average.

Dividend History for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)

  • On 4/26/2017 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.28 2.65% with an ex dividend date of 5/4/2017 which will be payable on 6/1/2017.
  • On 1/25/2017 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.22 1.9% with an ex dividend date of 2/9/2017 which will be payable on 3/1/2017.
  • On 10/26/2016 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.22 2.36% with an ex dividend date of 11/9/2016 which will be payable on 12/1/2016.
  • On 7/27/2016 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.22 2.22% with an ex dividend date of 8/4/2016 which will be payable on 9/1/2016.
  • On 4/27/2016 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.22 2.07% with an ex dividend date of 5/5/2016 which will be payable on 6/1/2016.
  • On 1/27/2016 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.17 2.44% with an ex dividend date of 2/4/2016 which will be payable on 3/1/2016.
  • On 10/28/2015 W.W. Grainger announced a quarterly dividend of $1.17 2.25% with an ex dividend date of 11/5/2015 which will be payable on 12/1/2015.

Recent Insider Trading Activity For W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) has insider ownership of 9.60% and institutional ownership of 79.68%.

  • On 3/6/2017 Laura D Brown, VP, sold 695 with an average share price of $249.07 per share and the total transaction amounting to $173,103.65. View SEC Filing
  • On 3/2/2017 Ronald L Jadin, VP, sold 31,186 with an average share price of $249.06 per share and the total transaction amounting to $7,767,185.16. View SEC Filing
  • On 2/16/2017 James T Ryan, Chairman, sold 2,369 with an average share price of $252.46 per share and the total transaction amounting to $598,077.74. View SEC Filing
  • On 2/16/2017 Joseph C High, VP, sold 690 with an average share price of $252.58 per share and the total transaction amounting to $174,280.20. View SEC Filing
  • On 1/3/2017 James T Ryan, Chairman, sold 65,000 with an average share price of $234.17 per share and the total transaction amounting to $15,221,050.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 11/30/2016 John L Howard, VP, sold 11,000 with an average share price of $230.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,530,000.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 7/26/2016 Joseph C High, VP, sold 1,722 with an average share price of $220.00 per share and the total transaction amounting to $378,840.00. View SEC Filing

Recent Trading Activity for W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW)
Shares of W.W. Grainger closed the previous trading session at 170.20 up +3.32 1.99% with 969,704 shares trading hands.

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