Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR) (FMS) Analysts See $0.61 EPS; Fiduciary Trust Company Has Trimmed Grainger W W (GWW) Stake

October 12, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Fiduciary Trust Company decreased Grainger W W Inc (GWW) stake by 26.47% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Fiduciary Trust Company sold 2,711 shares as Grainger W W Inc (GWW)’s stock declined 31.42%. The Fiduciary Trust Company holds 7,532 shares with $1.36 million value, down from 10,243 last quarter. Grainger W W Inc now has $10.27 billion valuation. The stock rose 1.70% or $2.93 reaching $175.43. About 64,354 shares traded. W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) has declined 21.15% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.85% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR) (NYSE:FMS) to report $0.61 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 12.96% from last quarter’s $0.54 EPS. FMS’s profit would be $374.84M giving it 19.69 P/E if the $0.61 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR)’s analysts see 27.08% EPS growth. About 14,635 shares traded. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR) (NYSE:FMS) has risen 11.17% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.53% the S&P500.

Fiduciary Trust Company increased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 8,784 shares to 42,667 valued at $6.01M in 2017Q2. It also upped Illinois Tool Wks Inc (NYSE:ITW) stake by 7,662 shares and now owns 137,960 shares. Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) was raised too.

Among 16 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 6% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 74 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19. Credit Suisse upgraded W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) on Wednesday, July 19 to “Hold” rating. The stock of W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, January 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform” on Thursday, July 30. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight” on Monday, November 16. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Tuesday, April 5. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 19 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Analysts await W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on October, 17 before the open. They expect $2.59 EPS, down 15.36% or $0.47 from last year’s $3.06 per share. GWW’s profit will be $151.62M for 16.93 P/E if the $2.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.74 actual EPS reported by W W Grainger Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.47% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.12 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 96 investors sold GWW shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 46.50 million shares or 0.36% more from 46.33 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Virtus Advisers holds 0.03% or 1,888 shares. 2,900 were reported by Macquarie Grp Incorporated Ltd. Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.03% or 109,217 shares in its portfolio. Wetherby Asset Management has 2,296 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Monetary Mngmt Group stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Blair William And Company Il reported 182,937 shares. Hightower Llc stated it has 0.01% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Glg Limited Liability invested in 0.01% or 1,049 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board stated it has 5,000 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Retirement Of Alabama invested 0.03% in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW). Ally Fincl Inc holds 5,000 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio. Private Bankshares & Tru holds 0.08% or 3,524 shares. 10,398 were accumulated by Euclidean Management Llc. Nuance Investments Ltd Liability Com has 0.22% invested in W W Grainger Inc (NYSE:GWW) for 16,355 shares. Papp L Roy And has 4,255 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio.

Among 6 analysts covering Fresenius Medical (NYSE:FMS), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Fresenius Medical had 12 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Societe Generale downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 13 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. Nomura initiated the shares of FMS in report on Thursday, March 17 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4400 target in Tuesday, May 30 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, July 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (ADR) (NYSE:FMS) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 22 by Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of FMS in report on Monday, January 4 to “Overweight” rating.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is a kidney dialysis company. The company has market cap of $29.52 billion. The Firm provides dialysis care and related services to persons suffering from end-stage renal disease , as well as other healthcare services. It has a 20.1 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include North America Segment, the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Segment, the Asia-Pacific Segment and the Latin America Segment.

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