W.W. Grainger (GWW) Shares Declined While Eads & Heald Investment Counsel Has Raised Position; Lafitte Capital Management LP Increased Full House Resorts (FLL) Position

January 18, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Eads & Heald Investment Counsel increased its stake in W.W. Grainger (GWW) by 24.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel bought 1,864 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 9,484 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.71 million, up from 7,620 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel who had been investing in W.W. Grainger for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.96B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $2.21 during the last trading session, reaching $227.44. About 928,892 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

Bryant Regan increased its stake in Full House Resorts Inc (FLL) by 302.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lafitte Capital Management Lp bought 774,891 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.54% with the market. The hedge fund run by Bryant Regan held 1.03 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.88 million, up from 256,113 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lafitte Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Full House Resorts Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $81.03 million market cap company. The stock decreased 2.21% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $3.54. About 10,005 shares traded. Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLL) has risen 40.12% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.42% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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. Stadion Money Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 8,043 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 2,111 shares stake. Peak6 Invests LP holds 10,692 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Chesley Taft & Assocs Lc holds 0.06% or 4,100 shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Bnp Paribas Asset holds 47,001 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Moreover, Fin Services Corp has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 902 shares. Stewart Patten Ltd Com invested in 7,065 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Limited Liability holds 33,087 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 155,718 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 0.07% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 104,375 shares. New England Rech Inc, Illinois-based fund reported 1,695 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 11,688 shares. Stifel Fincl holds 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 33,421 shares. Peregrine Asset Advisers owns 1,800 shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.24 million activity. Shares for $39,569 were sold by Tapia Eric R. $2.13M worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was sold by Brown Laura D on Thursday, January 11.

Among 18 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 92 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Wednesday, July 20 with “Underperform” rating. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, May 15. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 27 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $148.0 target in Monday, November 6 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Thursday, October 5 with “Sell” rating. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating given on Monday, August 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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