BMO Capital Keeps a “Hold” Rating on WW Grainger (GWW) and $194.0 Target; Last Week McDonald’s (MCD) Analysts

October 18, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Among 16 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. W.W. Grainger has $300 highest and $145.0 lowest target. $188.92’s average target is -8.18% below currents $205.75 stock price. W.W. Grainger had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Friday, December 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, March 8. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 19. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 21. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Monday, October 2 report. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, March 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Monday, November 14 with “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 19 by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $236 target in Tuesday, October 20 report.

Among 32 analysts covering McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. McDonald’s Corporation had 101 analyst reports since September 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MCD in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 13 by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Piper Jaffray upgraded McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Friday, October 23 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Nomura given on Thursday, October 1. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 26. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 22 with “Buy”. See McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) latest ratings:

17/10/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Buy Old Target: $176 New Target: $183 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $175.00 New Target: $180.00 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $170.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $150.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0
09/10/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $170.0 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $180.0 Maintain
02/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $170.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $160 Initiates Coverage On

W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related services and products. The company has market cap of $11.85 billion. The Firm offers its services and products to businesses and institutions in the United States and Canada, with presence also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It has a 23.64 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions, which include the United States and Canada.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.32, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 96 investors sold W W Grainger Inc shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 46.50 million shares or 0.36% more from 46.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 19,906 are owned by Amer Gru. Cibc World Markets Inc has invested 0.01% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Birmingham Cap Management Commerce Inc Al holds 0.69% or 9,450 shares. Delta Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company Tn accumulated 8 shares. Pggm Invs holds 0.14% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) for 152,576 shares. Citigroup stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). 13,544 are held by Bluemountain Cap Ltd Liability Co. Invest House Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.67% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Gam Holding Ag stated it has 13,738 shares. Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Ltd Co has 123 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Citizens Northern invested in 5,220 shares or 0.74% of the stock. Hsbc Public Limited Com reported 55,780 shares. 46,800 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holding. Rand Wealth Limited Liability Corporation owns 5,100 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De owns 648,989 shares.

About 803 shares traded. W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since October 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $165.4. About shares traded. McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 18.25% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 68 investors sold McDonald’s Corporation shares while 616 reduced holdings. 137 funds opened positions while 396 raised stakes. 536.45 million shares or 0.05% more from 536.18 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Norinchukin Bank The has invested 0.45% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Maryland Capital Mgmt reported 23,552 shares. South Dakota Inv Council invested 0.14% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 68,900 were accumulated by Intact Inv Management. Cape Ann Bank holds 14,888 shares or 3.03% of its portfolio. Hexavest Inc holds 1,296 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First City Management has invested 0.26% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Barrington Strategic Wealth Mngmt Group Limited accumulated 0.89% or 11,475 shares. Lenox Wealth Management accumulated 0% or 73 shares. Vantage Limited has invested 0.67% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Lvw Ltd Liability has 1.13% invested in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). Savant Limited Co invested in 16,482 shares or 0.6% of the stock. Logan Mngmt has 0.23% invested in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 19,919 shares. The Massachusetts-based Pioneer Inv has invested 0.02% in McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD). 71,273 were accumulated by Palisade Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company.

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