Alert: Rating Upgrade (9/6/19)-Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW).


Stock Rating Upgrade

In the last week the Value Trend Rating for Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) improved from D to C reflecting improving fundamentals and high Appreciation Potential.


Recent Price Action

On 9/6/19, Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) stock rose modestly by 0.5%, closing at $278.22. However, unusually low trading volume at 65% of normal accompanied the advance. Relative to the market the stock has been weak over the last nine months but has risen 3.7% during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, GWW is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

Grainger (W.W.) has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Low Neutral). This VT Rating improved in recent days from D previously. The Value Trend Rating reflects consistent signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Grainger (W.W.) has a neutral Appreciation Score of 57 and a slightly negative Power Rating of 31, with the Low Neutral Value Trend Rating the result.

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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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