Alert: Rating Upgrade (11/29/19)-Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW).


Stock Rating Upgrade

During the last several trading days the Value Trend Rating for Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) improved from C to B reflecting improving fundamentals and high Appreciation Potential.


Recent Price Action

Grainger (W.W.) Inc (NYSE: GWW) stock declined modestly by -0.7% on 11/29/19. The stock closed at $316.95. However, exceptionally low trading volume at 34% of normal accompanied the decline. The stock has been strong relative to the market over the last nine months and has risen 1.5% during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

GWW’s future returns on capital are forecasted to be above the cost of capital. Accordingly, the company is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

Grainger (W.W.) has a current Value Trend Rating of B (Positive). This VT Rating improved in recent days from C previously. The Value Trend Rating reflects inconsistent signals from PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s attractiveness. Grainger (W.W.) has a neutral Appreciation Score of 54 but a good Power Rating of 73, with the Positive Value Trend Rating the result.

About John Lafferty 122561 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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