GWW : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Fastenal Still Growing, But Still Highly Valued

    July 10, 2013
    Fastenal is navigating this industrial slowdown quite well, but the valuation is extreme.
  2. Strong Sell on MRC Global - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Zacks Investment Research downgraded MRC Global Inc. (MRC) to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong sell) on Jul 2, 2013.
  3. HD Supply Or Home Depot: Which is the Better Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    HD Supply, the former industrial distributor business Home Depot (NYSE:HD) sold for $8.5 billion in 2007, is going public ...
  4. Actuant Still Working Through A Lull

    June 19, 2013
    Actuant is seeing a significant demand lull in heavy industrial and energy market demand.
  5. Neutral on Lincoln Electric - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 6, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
  6. Post-Barnes, MSC Industrial Has Multiple Growth Opportunities

    June 5, 2013
    The economy is a short-term threat, but MSC's long-term prospects have never been better
  7. Weak Metalworking Rusting MSC Industrial's Growth Outlook

    April 11, 2013
    Long underestimated, MSC is still priced attractively.
  8. Slowing Sales At Fastenal Not Denting Investor Enthusiasm ... ...

    April 10, 2013
    Fastenal's growth is definitely slowing, but the multiples haven't really shrunk yet.
  9. Grainger Narrows FY12 EPS Outlook - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    W.W. Grainger (GWW) has narrowed its earnings guidance for 2012 to a range of $10.55 to $10.75 per share from the previous ...
  10. Grainger and More Big Movers in Consumer Cyclical on October ...

    October 16, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 1.1%, the S&P 500 rising 1% and the Dow climbing 1%. The consumer cyclical ...
  11. Fastenal's Valuation Leaves No Room For A Slowdown

    October 15, 2012
    Fastenal continues to leverage the heck out of its store base
  12. Grainger Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers on October ...

    October 11, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 0.3%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.6% and the Dow has increased 0.3% on a good day for the market ...
  13. Goldman Sachs and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on October 1, ...

    October 1, 2012
    So far today, the market has been on the rise. The Nasdaq has risen 0.7%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1%; and the Dow has moved ...
  14. A Pick Up In North American Industry Will Benefit WESCO

    September 14, 2012
    WESCO is a consolidator in a growing business, but valuation is a little rich.
  15. WW Grainger Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest Movers

    August 10, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.2%, the S&P 500 decreasing 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The consumer ...
  16. Genuine Parts Profits In Line - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Genuine Parts Company (GPC) reported an 11% rise in profits to $168.6 million in the second quarter of the year from $151.8 ...
  17. WESCO Closes Trydor Buyout - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    WESCO International, Inc. (WCC) recently completed its acquisition of British Columbia-based Trydor Industries Ltd. for an ...
  18. Actuant Down To One Horse

    June 25, 2012
    Even if Actuant can grow free cash flow at a high single-digit rate over the next decade, these shares aren't compelling ...
  19. Consumer Cyclical Stocks Making Big Moves on June 11, 2012

    June 11, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 has declined ...
  20. WESCO Buys Trydor to Grow in Canada - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2012
    WESCO International, Inc. (WCC) announced its acquisition of British Columbia-based Trydor Industries (Canada) Ltd. for an ...
  21. Biggest NYSE Movers for June 11, 2012

    June 11, 2012
    The market is off to a rough start. After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined ...
  22. A Hot Domestic Market Continues To Propel Lincoln Electric

    April 27, 2012
    Although LECO's European business activity is holding up reasonably well, those markets are still soft and Asia has clearly ...
  23. 4 Equipment Wholesale Stocks

    April 24, 2012
    Four stocks in the wholesale equipment sector that have shown strength, both fundamentally and technically, are analyzed ...
  24. November's Rail Data Supports A Strong Economy

    December 14, 2011
    Rail data continues to support the idea that the economy is growing, despite what the markets would have you believe.
  25. Playing The USA Manufacturing Revival

    December 2, 2011
    The manufacturing sector continues to be a bright spot and it’s about to get brighter.
  26. Industrial Slowdown? Not At Fastenal

    October 18, 2011
    Fastenal continues to post stellar growth in a fragmented market.
  27. 5 Stocks To Contemplate For Tuesday

    October 17, 2011
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 18.
  28. 5 Low Risk Stocks On The S&P

    August 9, 2011
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  29. Market Dislikes 3M's Quarter

    August 1, 2011
    Industrial giant and Dow component 3M had a strong quarter, but not strong enough for the market's tastes. Investors concerned ...
  30. Fastenal Not Slowing Down Yet

    July 13, 2011
    Fastenal's growth suggests the manufacturing slowdown is not so bad yet.
  31. Industrial Softness Spreading Out

    June 21, 2011
    Guidance among the companies that feed heavy industry confirms a slowdown. Are naysaysers of the U.S economy right?
  32. 5 Low Risk Stocks On The S&P

    April 12, 2011
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  33. Paychex Puts A Damper On Economic Enthusiasm

    March 28, 2011
    If Paychex truly is a bellweather for small/mid-sized businesses, the recovery isn't as strong as the market suggests.
  34. Nordson's Growth Story Sticks

    December 20, 2010
    With broad economic exposure and over 20% order growth, Nordson results point to the ongoing recovery.
  35. Looking Ahead To Industrial Supplier Earnings

    October 8, 2010
    Strong ISM numbers suggest a good quarter is in the cards for industrial suppliers.
  36. Not So Fast On Fastenal

    October 14, 2009
    Challenging industry conditions are wreaking havoc on Fastenal's share price valuation.
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