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GWW

Grainger

$205.86

-8.72 (-4.06%)

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08:22

Grainger gross margin decline is cyclical, says BMO Capital

BMO Capital analyst R. Scott Graham believes that Grainger's stock fell 5% primarily due to the decline in its gross margin. The analyst thinks that bears will blame the gross margin decline on Internet competition and Amazon (AMZN). However, Graham believes that low commodity prices are to blame, and he expects the company's margins to stabilize next year, enabling its bottom line to increase. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on the shares.

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GWW Grainger
$205.86

-8.72 (-4.06%)

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Neutral
Grainger downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Andrew Buscaglia assumed coverage on Grainger with a Neutral rating from an Outperform rating citing margin pressures and weak pricing in the U.S. Buscaglia has a $222 price target on Grainger shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Phillips 66 (PSX) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Evan Calo citing relative share outperformance year-to-date. 2. Grainger (GWW) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse with analyst Andrew Buscaglia citing margin pressures and weak pricing in the U.S. 3. Talen Energy (TLN) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays with analyst Daniel Ford citing valuation, among other reasons. 4. MSC Industrial (MSM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse with analyst Andrew Buscaglia saying stabilizing trends are largely priced in. 5. ONEOK (OKE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst Stephen Bigger citing the strong run-up in shares. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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08/25/16
INITIATION
Target $274
MACQ
Outperform
Grainger initiated with an Outperform at Macquarie
Macquarie analyst Hamzah Mazari initiated Grainger with an Outperform and $274 price target.
09/08/16
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NO CHANGE
GSCO
Goldman's Focus List changes
Goldman added Acuity Brands (AYI) & Facebook (FB) to the Focus List and removed Biogen (BIIB), BorgWarner (BWA), Monsanto (MON), and Grainger (GWW). The bank commented Acuity is a beneficiary of the Low Carbon Economy and said Facebook ranks as a low asset-light tech disruptor that is able to leverage its world-leading user base and mobile users to monetize long-term growth.

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