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Grainger W W (GWW) Stock Rose While Rodgers Brothers Has Trimmed by $530,764 Its Position; Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) Market Value Rose While Levin Capital Strategies LP Has Decreased Position

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Rodgers Brothers Inc decreased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 58.01% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rodgers Brothers Inc sold 2,249 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.26% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,628 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $385,000, down from 3,877 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rodgers Brothers Inc who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $16.17 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 3.83% or $11.48 during the last trading session, reaching $288.4. About 1.30 million shares traded or 22.27% up from the average. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 15.02% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

John A. Levin decreased its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO) by 2.86% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Levin Capital Strategies Lp sold 1,685 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.51% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by John A. Levin held 57,131 shares of the industrial machinery and components company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.85M, down from 58,816 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Levin Capital Strategies Lp who had been investing in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $86.86B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.51% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $215.89. About 1.38M shares traded. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) has risen 33.66% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.11% the S&P500.

Rodgers Brothers Inc, which manages about $300.54 million and $306.62 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kellogg Co (NYSE:K) by 6,303 shares to 57,169 shares, valued at $3.89M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) by 15,646 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27,272 shares, and has risen its stake in Williams Sonoma Inc (NYSE:WSM).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $7.93 million activity. $70,000 worth of stock was sold by Robbins Paige K on Thursday, October 26. Brown Laura D sold $2.13 million worth of stock or 9,158 shares. Another trade for 19,500 shares valued at $5.75 million was sold by HOWARD JOHN L. 195 shares were bought by Watson Lucas E, worth $50,020 on Monday, February 5.

Among 20 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 4 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of GWW in report on Monday, July 18 with “Equalweight” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, August 26 by Macquarie Research. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Friday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $186.0 target. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, September 15. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, January 26. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25 with “Market Perform”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 49 investors sold GWW shares while 190 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 45.76 million shares or 4.60% less from 47.96 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cibc Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Wedge Capital Mgmt L LP Nc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability Co, Illinois-based fund reported 2,264 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 596,593 shares in its portfolio. Arcadia Inv Mi owns 750 shares. Carroll Fincl Associate Inc reported 1,682 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Citizens And Northern holds 8,938 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability Co stated it has 3,775 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Jefferies Ltd Company reported 3,609 shares stake. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Co invested in 10,422 shares. State Street, Massachusetts-based fund reported 3.40 million shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Metropolitan Life Insurance Company New York has 0.03% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Rampart Inv Llc accumulated 0.06% or 653 shares.

Levin Capital Strategies Lp, which manages about $8.28 billion and $5.92 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Corning Inc (NYSE:GLW) by 3.76M shares to 4.56M shares, valued at $145.96M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 239,878 shares in the quarter, for a total of 910,419 shares, and has risen its stake in American Axle & Mfg Hldgs In (NYSE:AXL).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $37.14 million activity. $1.31M worth of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) shares were sold by Durbin Patrick M. On Wednesday, March 21 the insider CASPER MARC N sold $16.94M. $209,796 worth of stock was sold by Parrett William G on Thursday, February 15. Another trade for 33,327 shares valued at $7.32M was sold by Herrema Gregory J..

Among 19 analysts covering Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Thermo Fisher Scientific had 62 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 1 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Cleveland. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, July 19. Jefferies maintained Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) rating on Thursday, February 1. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $230.0 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 31. BTIG Research reinitiated the shares of TMO in report on Friday, July 22 with “Buy” rating. Leerink Swann reinitiated the shares of TMO in report on Thursday, November 10 with “Outperform” rating.

Analysts await Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO) to report earnings on April, 25 before the open. They expect $2.42 earnings per share, up 16.35% or $0.34 from last year’s $2.08 per share. TMO’s profit will be $973.62M for 22.30 P/E if the $2.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.79 actual earnings per share reported by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.26% negative EPS growth.

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