Alert: Rating Downgrade (8/26/19)-Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW).


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.

About John Lafferty 77149 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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