Mackenzie Financial Corp decreased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 38.56% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mackenzie Financial Corp sold 312,663 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.92% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 498,237 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $140.68 million, down from 810,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.31B market cap company. The stock increased 3.43% or $10.33 during the last trading session, reaching $311.26. About 509,324 shares traded or 7.27% up from the average. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 18.34% since April 2, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.97% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger 1Q Net $231.5M; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N SAYS CFO RON JADIN TO RETIRE; 25/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Dividend to $1.36; 09/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $247 FROM $242; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises 2018 View To EPS $14.30-EPS $15.30; 25/04/2018 – Grainger’s Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights; 25/04/2018 – Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6.3 Percent; 23/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $240 FROM $220; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Year Sales Guidance to Range of 5% to 8%
Lodge Hill Capital Llc increased its stake in Parker Hannifin Corp (PH) by 167.02% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lodge Hill Capital Llc bought 41,755 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.34% with the market. The hedge fund held 66,755 shares of the metal fabrications company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $9.96 million, up from 25,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lodge Hill Capital Llc who had been investing in Parker Hannifin Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.64% or $6.25 during the last trading session, reaching $177.87. About 960,612 shares traded or 6.66% up from the average. Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) has declined 1.54% since April 2, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.91% the S&P500. Some Historical PH News: 22/03/2018 – Parker-Hannifin Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 21/04/2018 – DJ Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PH); 19/04/2018 – Parker Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend; 30/04/2018 – Parker Hannifin: Global Facet Filtration Business Has About 260 Employees; 26/04/2018 – PARKER-HANNIFIN CORP – FISCAL 2018 FULL YEAR EARNINGS GUIDANCE INCREASED; 26/04/2018 – Parker-Hannifin 3Q EPS $2.70; 08/03/2018 – PARKER-HANNIFIN PH.N : JP MORGAN SAYS CO UPDATED FY’20 CLARCOR SYNERGY TARGETS; ANNUAL COST SYNERGIES NOW PROJECTED TO BE $160MM BY FY’20 (UP FROM $140MM); 26/04/2018 – PARKER-HANNIFIN SEES FY ADJ EPS $9.95 TO $10.15, EST. $9.97; 15/05/2018 – Adama Technologies Announces Plan to Pursue Contracts With Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Parker Hannifin; 30/04/2018 – Parker Hannifin: Global Facet Filtration Business Has Annual Rev of About $60M
Another recent and important W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” on January 24, 2019.
Analysts await W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $4.44 earnings per share, up 6.22% or $0.26 from last year’s $4.18 per share. GWW’s profit will be $246.88M for 17.53 P/E if the $4.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.96 actual earnings per share reported by W.W. Grainger, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.12% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.07, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It fall, as 73 investors sold GWW shares while 189 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 10.63% more from 41.59 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Guardian Life Of America accumulated 0.01% or 127 shares. Da Davidson Company holds 0.02% or 2,818 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Grp Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 61,440 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Ameritas Inc owns 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 835 shares. Bridges Mgmt Inc holds 0.01% or 1,056 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.02% or 110,373 shares. 2,210 were reported by Kornitzer Capital Mgmt Incorporated Ks. Ubs Asset Americas holds 0% or 223,033 shares. Lincoln Corp has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 11,821 were accumulated by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Bluemountain Capital Management Ltd Llc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 8,033 shares. New York-based Brown Brothers Harriman And has invested 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Barclays Public Lc holds 0.01% or 68,042 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee reported 1,040 shares.
Mackenzie Financial Corp, which manages about $61.70 billion and $38.04 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cit Group Inc (NYSE:CIT) by 39,577 shares to 52,410 shares, valued at $2.01 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) by 9,212 shares in the quarter, for a total of 70,582 shares, and has risen its stake in Bank Montreal Que (NYSE:BMO).
Since February 7, 2019, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $355,325 activity. $54,806 worth of stock was sold by Gentile Thomas C on Wednesday, February 13. Shares for $150,178 were sold by OBOURN CANDY M on Thursday, February 7.
Lodge Hill Capital Llc, which manages about $208.28 million and $361.49 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ball Corp (NYSE:BLL) by 400,000 shares to 50,000 shares, valued at $2.30M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Caterpillar Inc Del (Call) (NYSE:CAT) by 211,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 414,200 shares, and cut its stake in Aptiv Plc.