Old Republic International Has Upped Grainger Ww (GWW) Position By $4.12 Million; FTD Group (FTD)’s Sentiment Is 1.66

March 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Old Republic International Corp increased Grainger Ww Inc (GWW) stake by 18.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Old Republic International Corp acquired 23,000 shares as Grainger Ww Inc (GWW)’s stock declined 31.42%. The Old Republic International Corp holds 150,000 shares with $26.96 million value, up from 127,000 last quarter. Grainger Ww Inc now has $16.05 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $286.29. About 31,197 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since March 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

FTD Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a floral and gifting firm primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company has market cap of $115.15 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Consumer, Provide Commerce, Florist, and International. It currently has negative earnings. It provides floral arrangements and plants, gifts, and related services and products to consumers, retail florists, and other retail locations and companies.

Old Republic International Corp decreased Waste Management Inc (NYSE:WM) stake by 34,300 shares to 316,400 valued at $24.77M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Gallagher Arthur J (NYSE:AJG) stake by 55,200 shares and now owns 849,200 shares. Eaton Vance Corp (NYSE:EV) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 62 investors sold GWW shares while 157 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 153 raised stakes. 47.96 million shares or 3.15% more from 46.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Interstate Bankshares owns 30 shares. Northern Tru Corp reported 1.27M shares. Gargoyle Inv Advisor Ltd holds 13,972 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md owns 95,573 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Atlantic Trust Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 20,455 shares. Haverford Fincl, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 31,809 shares. Tctc Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Moreover, Arrow Corporation has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 90,693 are held by Parallax Volatility Advisers L P. Great West Life Assurance Can has 39,772 shares. Oxbow Advsrs holds 3,758 shares. Longview Ptnrs (Guernsey) reported 5.00M shares. Fmr Limited Company stated it has 294,248 shares. Rodgers Brothers, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 3,877 shares. 3,033 were accumulated by Aristotle Cap Limited Liability.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 insider sales for $2.22 million activity. Brown Laura D had sold 9,158 shares worth $2.13M. Robbins Paige K sold $70,000 worth of stock or 346 shares. $26,606 worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was sold by Tapia Eric R on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $50,020 were bought by Watson Lucas E.

Among 20 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, October 19. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, May 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, April 19. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform”. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Thursday, January 25. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of GWW in report on Thursday, January 26 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by Credit Suisse. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”.

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