Aristotle Capital Boston Lifted Chemical Finl (CHFC) Position By $1.67 Million; W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW) Covered By 1 Bulls

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Aristotle Capital Boston Llc increased Chemical Finl Corp (CHFC) stake by 18.22% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Aristotle Capital Boston Llc acquired 46,306 shares as Chemical Finl Corp (CHFC)’s stock declined 2.21%. The Aristotle Capital Boston Llc holds 300,496 shares with $11.00 million value, up from 254,190 last quarter. Chemical Finl Corp now has $2.99 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.78% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $41.73. About 483,033 shares traded. Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) has declined 16.38% since May 14, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.75% the S&P500. Some Historical CHFC News: 26/04/2018 – Chemical Financial Closes Below 50-Day Average: Technicals; 10/05/2018 – Tax cut helping turn U.S. small caps into unlikely source of safety; 24/04/2018 – Chemical Financial 1Q EPS 97c; 24/04/2018 – Chemical Financial 1Q Net $70.2M; 23/04/2018 DJ Chemical Financial Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CHFC); 24/04/2018 – CHEMICAL FINANCIAL 1Q ADJ EPS 97C, EST. 92C

Among 2 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 7 analyst reports since December 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 15 by Macquarie Research. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Wednesday, April 17. See W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) latest ratings:

23/04/2019 Broker: Inc. Common Stock Rating: Bmo Capital New Target: $320.0000 310.0000
17/04/2019 Broker: Buckingham Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $309 New Target: $316 Maintain
12/04/2019 Broker: Gordon Haskett Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
04/04/2019 Broker: BidaskScore Rating: Sell Upgrade
28/03/2019 Broker: BidaskScore Rating: Sell Downgrade
15/01/2019 Broker: Macquarie Research Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
11/12/2018 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Neutral New Target: $325 Initiates Coverage On

W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; and other related services and products that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $14.53 billion. It operates through two divisions, U.S. and Canada. It has a 18.55 P/E ratio. The firm offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products.

The stock increased 0.80% or $2.08 during the last trading session, reaching $262.07. About 327,017 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 18.34% since May 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.97% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 25/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Dividend to $1.36; 30/05/2018 – GRAINGER’S HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INVESTOR RELATIONS TO RETIRE; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger 1Q EPS $4.07; 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; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – JOSEPH HIGH TO RETIRE AS CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC DISSOLVES SOLE SHARE STAKE IN W W GRAINGER INC; 25/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 6.3 PCT TO $1.36/SHR; 25/04/2018 – Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6.3 Percent; 21/04/2018 – DJ WW Grainger Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GWW); 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Year Sales Guidance to Range of 5% to 8%

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 73 investors sold W.W. Grainger, Inc. shares while 189 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 10.63% more from 41.59 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Private Advisor Grp Inc Llc holds 0.01% or 802 shares in its portfolio. Beach Investment Counsel Incorporated Pa has invested 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). State Of Wisconsin Board reported 40,144 shares. Peninsula Asset reported 7,487 shares. Fiduciary Tru holds 0.05% or 6,094 shares in its portfolio. 885 are owned by Essex Fin. Bokf Na holds 0.1% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) or 12,576 shares. Newfocus Gp Ltd Com reported 1.75% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Arizona-based Papp L Roy And Assoc has invested 0.25% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Citizens Northern invested in 4,925 shares. Navellier Associates Inc invested in 0.29% or 6,128 shares. Kentucky Retirement accumulated 0.06% or 1,984 shares. Neville Rodie & Shaw invested in 2,179 shares. Daiwa Securities Gru Inc owns 1,802 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Lp has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

More notable recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Investors mull mixed quarter for Grainger – Seeking Alpha” on April 22, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “W.W. Grainger Q1 2019 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on April 21, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Expected Dividend Increases In May 2019 – Seeking Alpha” on May 08, 2019. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6 Percent And Authorizes Repurchase Of Additional 5 Million Shares – PRNewswire” published on April 24, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Bed Bath & Beyond, Tapestry, and W.W. Grainger Slumped Today – The Motley Fool” with publication date: April 22, 2019.

Among 3 analysts covering Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Chemical Financial had 4 analyst reports since January 29, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood upgraded Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) rating on Tuesday, January 29. Wood has “Outperform” rating and $59 target. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, February 8 to “Buy”. FIG Partners upgraded the shares of CHFC in report on Tuesday, March 26 to “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Financial Sector Update for 05/03/2019: CHFC,TCF,HSBC,LPLA,VIRT – Nasdaq” on May 03, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “What Financial Advisors Can Learn From Busboys – Nasdaq” published on May 10, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Chemical Financial Corporation’s (CHFC) CEO David Provost on Q1 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on April 24, 2019. More interesting news about Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Chemical Financial Corporation and TCF Financial Corporation to Hold Special Meetings of Shareholders on June 7, 2019 – Business Wire” published on May 03, 2019 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Chemical Financial Corporation reports first quarter 2019 net income of $62.9 million, representing $0.87 of earnings per diluted share – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: April 23, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.06, from 1.24 in 2018Q3. It increased, as 19 investors sold CHFC shares while 65 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 59.65 million shares or 1.76% more from 58.61 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Us Bankshares De reported 37,460 shares stake. Huntington State Bank reported 2,490 shares stake. The California-based California Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Dimensional Fund LP accumulated 3.19 million shares. Northpointe holds 68,516 shares or 0.57% of its portfolio. Savings Bank Of Mellon Corporation has invested 0.01% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Moreover, Chatham has 0.33% invested in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Bbva Compass Bancorporation Inc owns 10,000 shares. First Tru Advsrs LP owns 136,377 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt invested in 225 shares. Signaturefd Ltd holds 183 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt reported 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Macquarie Group Limited has 0.01% invested in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) for 115,292 shares. Cambiar Investors Ltd Liability, Colorado-based fund reported 94,619 shares. Dupont Capital Corp holds 0.01% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) or 7,013 shares.

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