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Grainger W W (GWW) Position Has Boosted by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company; Lafleur & Godfrey Has Decreased Its Copart Com (CPRT) Position by $613,700

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 64.24% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company bought 2,210 shares as the company’s stock declined 31.42% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 5,650 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.02 million, up from 3,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.94B market cap company. The stock increased 0.59% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $265.16. About 31,234 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

Lafleur & Godfrey Llc decreased its stake in Copart Inc Com (CPRT) by 6.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc sold 18,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 250,740 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.62 million, down from 268,790 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lafleur & Godfrey Llc who had been investing in Copart Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.91 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.73% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $47.17. About 105,654 shares traded. Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has risen 37.41% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 8.13, from 9.26 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 27 investors sold CPRT shares while 108 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 166.73 million shares or 50.62% less from 337.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Asset Mgmt stated it has 23,040 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc holds 16,392 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Plc invested in 0% or 20,919 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Old Mutual Glob Invsts (Uk) Ltd holds 913,599 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Utah Retirement Sys has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.02% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Solaris Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.03% stake. Metropolitan Life Ny accumulated 0.04% or 197,492 shares. Jane Street Gru Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 57,570 shares. Whittier Company reported 62,603 shares. Fmr Lc owns 2.06 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Driehaus Cap Mgmt Limited Co has invested 0.07% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Co owns 94,100 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Susquehanna Interest Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% or 35,815 shares in its portfolio.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $15.31 million activity. The insider MITZ VINCENT W sold $6.86 million. Englander Daniel J had sold 68,004 shares worth $2.95 million.

Among 11 analysts covering Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Copart had 24 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Gabelli on Tuesday, April 5 with “Hold”. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26. Robert W. Baird maintained Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) on Wednesday, November 22 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 22 by Jefferies. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 31. Stephens maintained the shares of CPRT in report on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, July 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.18, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Stifel reported 33,421 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 2,111 shares. Hsbc Hldg Public Limited Company accumulated 65,216 shares. Voya Inv Llc holds 0.01% or 33,197 shares in its portfolio. Ellington Mgmt Gru Lc, Connecticut-based fund reported 3,800 shares. Wagner Bowman Corp holds 1,560 shares. Bancshares Of New York Mellon holds 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 730,951 shares. Eaton Vance Management owns 10,594 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Allied Advisory Service Incorporated holds 0.08% or 10,822 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny holds 0.03% or 26,974 shares. Breton Hill Capital Ltd holds 6,062 shares. Thompson Mgmt Incorporated stated it has 3,101 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Alexandria Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 12 shares. Plante Moran Financial Advsrs invested in 0.02% or 200 shares. 81,600 were reported by Saturna Corp.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, which manages about $678.84M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vantiv Inc (NYSE:VNTV) by 5,640 shares to 16,750 shares, valued at $1.18M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY) by 3,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 14,700 shares, and cut its stake in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C).

Among 20 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 102 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 6. Credit Suisse initiated W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Tuesday, September 15 with “Outperform” rating. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight”. Oppenheimer maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, May 26. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”.

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