Nomura Holdings Has Trimmed Ww Grainger (GWW) Position by $641,840; Stock Price Declined; Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake Lifted by Insight 2811 Inc

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Nomura Holdings Inc decreased its stake in Ww Grainger Inc (GWW) by 30.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nomura Holdings Inc sold 1,808 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.99% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,164 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.48M, down from 5,972 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc who had been investing in Ww Grainger Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.41 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $311.67. About 252,334 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 28.36% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.36% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 02/04/2018 – W.W. Grainger: Chief People Officer Joseph High to Retire; 16/04/2018 – W W Grainger Inc expected to post earnings of $3.43 a share – Earnings Preview; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC – CHANGE IN HOLDINGS ARE AS OF MARCH 31, 2018 AND COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDED AS OF DEC 31, 2017; 19/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – EXPECTS 2018 SALES GROWTH OF 5 TO 8 PERCENT AND EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $14.30 TO $15.30; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger 1Q Net $231.5M; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger 1Q Adj EPS $4.18; 25/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Dividend to $1.36; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – JOSEPH HIGH TO RETIRE AS CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER; 25/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 6.3 PCT TO $1.36/SHR; 21/04/2018 – DJ WW Grainger Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GWW)

Insight 2811 Inc increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 330.27% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insight 2811 Inc bought 13,300 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.67% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 17,327 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $925,000, up from 4,027 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Insight 2811 Inc who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $224.70 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $54.38. About 5.38M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 15.57% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.57% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 21/05/2018 – Verizon Certifies Sequans LTE-M/NB-IoT Monarch SiP; 28/03/2018 – Does Verizon Really Pay the Typical Worker 60% More Than AT&T?; 15/05/2018 – Verizon has “no interest” in being a traditional TV network and is “plowing money” into the development of 5G, according to CEO Lowell McAdam; 24/04/2018 – Verizon 1Q Net $4.55B; 20/04/2018 – The Globe and Mail: U.S. government investigating AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim; 13/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Verizon Wireless – 03/13/2018 01:49 PM; 09/05/2018 – Sprint/T-Mobile: Senate Judiciary eyes June hearing –; 24/04/2018 – Verizon 1Q Wireless Retail Customers Up 2.0%; 11/05/2018 – Verizon to speak at MoffettNathanson conference May 14; 31/05/2018 – Duo Security Enhances Zero-Trust Security Platform With Analytics-Based Threat Detection

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold VZ shares while 569 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes. 2.57 billion shares or 0.19% more from 2.56 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Crestwood Advsrs Grp Incorporated Ltd Company invested in 0.02% or 5,028 shares. Parsons Capital Inc Ri owns 124,772 shares or 0.7% of their US portfolio. New York-based Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.02% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Moreover, Pettyjohn Wood White has 2.63% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) for 151,216 shares. The California-based Partnervest Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.48% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Amer State Bank has 1.72% invested in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Gp One Trading LP invested in 0.01% or 31,962 shares. Calamos Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.17% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Wg Shaheen And Dba Whitney And has 59,159 shares. Catalyst Advsrs Limited Com has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Campbell Newman Asset Management invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Gradient Invests Ltd Liability Company invested in 20,432 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Guardian Cap Lp stated it has 324,601 shares. Signature And Investment Ltd invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). First Interstate Bancorp holds 0.17% or 15,376 shares in its portfolio.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Verizon to redeem debt securities NYSE:VZ – GlobeNewswire” on February 07, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Verizon Communications 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” published on January 29, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Verizon: Unlikely To Yield Under 4% – Seeking Alpha” on January 16, 2019. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Verizon Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on January 28, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “What Happened in the Stock Market Today – Motley Fool” with publication date: January 29, 2019.

Among 35 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform” on Monday, November 20. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, April 18 with “Equal-Weight”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 28 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Wednesday, October 4 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 11. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “How Far Could W.W. Grainger Fall? – Seeking Alpha” on April 23, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” published on January 24, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dividend Champion Spotlight: W.W. Grainger, Inc. – Seeking Alpha” on November 21, 2018. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Time To Take Some Profits In W.W. Grainger – Seeking Alpha” published on September 18, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Scheduled For January 24, 2019 – Benzinga” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Investors sentiment is 0.81 in 2018 Q3. Its the same as in 2018Q2. It is without change, as 28 investors sold GWW shares while 228 reduced holdings. only 80 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 41.59 million shares or 3.78% less from 43.23 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Citigroup Inc reported 98,046 shares. Private Advisor Group Inc Lc owns 926 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Blb&B Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% or 1,807 shares in its portfolio. Zacks Investment stated it has 21,584 shares. Riverhead Capital Management Ltd Com has 0.41% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 2,210 were reported by Kornitzer Cap Ks. Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Com has invested 0.02% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). 5,344 are owned by Crawford Inv Counsel Incorporated. Moreover, Eqis Management has 0.08% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Winslow Evans And Crocker owns 200 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Brown Advisory Secs Ltd Liability reported 833 shares stake. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 4 shares. Mu Invs Company Limited accumulated 24,800 shares or 5.57% of the stock. Swiss National Bank & Trust owns 152,074 shares. Freestone Cap Hldg Limited Company invested in 958 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since August 16, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $5.52 million activity. 1,000 shares were sold by ANDERSON BRIAN P, worth $360,177 on Thursday, August 16.

Among 21 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, December 18 with “Sector Weight”. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 19. As per Friday, March 16, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, January 3 report. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, January 25. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sell” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 10. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by RBC Capital Markets.

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