As Grainger W W (GWW) Market Valuation Rose, Stadion Money Management Has Trimmed Stake; New Jersey Resources (NJR) Holder Segall Bryant & Hamill Has Boosted Stake by $447,080 as Stock Rose

May 18, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc increased its stake in New Jersey Resources Corp (NJR) by 9.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc bought 11,177 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.29% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 124,018 shares of the oil and gas transmission company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.99M, up from 112,841 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc who had been investing in New Jersey Resources Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.78 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $43.05. About 54,404 shares traded. New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) has declined 0.63% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.18% the S&P500.




Stadion Money Management Llc decreased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 18.89% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stadion Money Management Llc sold 1,519 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.26% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 6,524 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.54M, down from 8,043 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stadion Money Management Llc who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.19B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.00% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $306.79. About 116,202 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 15.02% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

More important recent New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “What’s Happening With These Utilities Stocks? — New Jersey Resources, American Water Works, Aqua America, and …” on May 02, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “Research Report Identifies Signature Bank, Concert Pharmaceuticals, Easterly Government Properties, Hilltop …”, Benzinga.com published: “Earnings Scheduled For May 4, 2018” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “New Jersey Natural Gas Recognized for Exceptional Dedication to the Environment” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Since February 14, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $99,222 activity.

Segall Bryant & Hamill Llc, which manages about $9.47 billion and $4.54 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 11,189 shares to 212,659 shares, valued at $18.19M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 21,168 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 342,334 shares, and cut its stake in Steven Madden Ltd (NASDAQ:SHOO).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 18 investors sold NJR shares while 69 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 55.00 million shares or 1.03% more from 54.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corp has 96,712 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Chartist Ca accumulated 19,889 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Northern Tru Corp invested in 0.01% or 1.29 million shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Maryland-based fund reported 429,805 shares. Strs Ohio owns 10,500 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested 0.04% in New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR). Bessemer Gru Inc stated it has 5,295 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested in 0.01% or 101,715 shares. Wells Fargo Mn owns 939,452 shares. Coldstream Capital Mgmt holds 17,328 shares. Barclays Public Limited has invested 0% in New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR). Glenmede Co Na invested in 0% or 16,784 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability reported 1.14 million shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Bryn Mawr Tru Com accumulated 0.03% or 13,296 shares. The Massachusetts-based Btim has invested 0.35% in New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR).

Among 8 analysts covering New Jersey Resources Corp (NYSE:NJR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. New Jersey Resources Corp had 13 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) on Monday, September 7 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by Janney Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, November 22. The stock of New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Wednesday, March 30. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann given on Wednesday, January 13. Argus Research maintained New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) rating on Monday, January 4. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $38 target. Bank of America maintained New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) on Wednesday, August 23 with “Underperform” rating. The stock of New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. The stock of New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE:NJR) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, August 28.

Stadion Money Management Llc, which manages about $6.01 billion and $3.10 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLK) by 6,723 shares to 420,806 shares, valued at $26.91M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 35,804 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,782 shares, and has risen its stake in Intl Paper Co (NYSE:IP).

More important recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Expected Dividend Increases In May 2018” on May 01, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “How Far Could WW Grainger Fall?”, Streetinsider.com published: “JANA Shows New Stakes in Apple (AAPL), Boston Scientific (BSX), Dropbox (DBX), iQIYI (IQ) (more..) -13F” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Amazon Fresh Creates an Interesting Test Case for Amazon.com, Inc. Stock” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, 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. The New York-based Guardian Life Insur Of America has invested 0.01% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Stephens Inc Ar has 3,108 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Amp Ltd reported 20,414 shares. 476 are owned by Advisory Svcs Net Ltd Llc. New York State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 165,800 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Nuwave Investment Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 7 shares. 25,128 were reported by Retirement System Of Alabama. Nbt Bancorp N A Ny stated it has 8,235 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 6,189 shares. Andra Ap reported 13,700 shares stake. Ballentine Prtnrs Ltd Com has 1,277 shares. 907 are held by Advisor Ltd Liability. Wedge Cap Mngmt L Limited Partnership Nc accumulated 3,369 shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada holds 0.01% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 89,138 shares. Georgia-based Earnest has invested 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Analysts await W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $3.74 earnings per share, up 36.50% or $1.00 from last year’s $2.74 per share. GWW’s profit will be $209.51 million for 20.51 P/E if the $3.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.18 actual earnings per share reported by W.W. Grainger, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.53% negative EPS growth.

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