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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Has Increased Grainger W W (GWW) Position; Clean Yield Group Has Decreased Exactech Com (EXAC) Position by $357,600; Stock Rose

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company increased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 23.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company bought 9,750 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 51,320 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.23 million, up from 41,570 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $1.84 during the last trading session, reaching $227.07. About 701,293 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.

Clean Yield Group decreased its stake in Exactech Inc Com (EXAC) by 22.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clean Yield Group sold 11,175 shares as the company’s stock rose 19.88% with the market. The institutional investor held 37,614 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.24 million, down from 48,789 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clean Yield Group who had been investing in Exactech Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $722.83 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $50.15. About 31,818 shares traded. Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) has risen 21.62% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.92% 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. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability Corp reported 51,308 shares stake. Kornitzer Cap Mngmt Inc Ks owns 2,725 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Finance owns 0.1% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1.23M shares. Daiwa Securities Gru reported 1,710 shares. Victory Cap Mgmt holds 0.01% or 35,904 shares. Principal Group Inc stated it has 80,453 shares. Haverford Fincl owns 2.24% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 31,809 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advisors Inc Oh owns 2,225 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Keybank National Association Oh reported 0.03% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Fil Ltd stated it has 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Brown Mgmt Lc has 2,500 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Nationwide Fund Advsrs holds 104,375 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi owns 5,824 shares. Old Republic International Corp reported 150,000 shares or 0.89% of all its holdings.

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. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sector Weight” on Monday, August 21. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, November 13 report.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.24 million activity. On Thursday, October 26 the insider Robbins Paige K sold $70,000. Brown Laura D also sold $2.13 million worth of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Exactech (NASDAQ:EXAC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Exactech had 9 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, September 4 report. The rating was maintained by Gabelli with “Buy” on Monday, July 31. Robert W. Baird upgraded Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) on Wednesday, April 13 to “Outperform” rating. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Monday, December 4 report. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Hold”. On Friday, August 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 24 by Gabelli. Robert W. Baird maintained Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXAC) rating on Friday, October 13. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $34.0 target.

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