Stock Rating Downgrade
Of late the Value Trend Rating for Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) weakened from C to D reflecting eroding fundamentals and low Appreciation Potential.
Recent Price Action
On 8/26/19, Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) stock rose modestly by 0.5%, closing at $267.47. However, trading volume in this advance was exceptionally low at 49% of normal. Relative to the market the stock has been weak over the last nine months and has declined -0.7% during the last week.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
GWW is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder reflecting capital returns that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital.
Grainger (W.W.) has a current Value Trend Rating of D (Negative). This rating combines inconsistent signals from two proprietary PTR measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Grainger (W.W.) has a neutral Appreciation Score of 57 but a poor Power Rating of 30, triggering the Negative Value Trend Rating.