Ronna Sue Cohen Has Lowered Position in Grainger W W (GWW) as Share Price Declined; Generation Investment Management Llp Has Increased Its Texas Instrs (TXN) Holding

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Generation Investment Management Llp increased its stake in Texas Instrs Inc (TXN) by 469.11% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Generation Investment Management Llp bought 4.69M shares as the company’s stock rose 9.30% with the market. The hedge fund held 5.69 million shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $538.13M, up from 1.00M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Generation Investment Management Llp who had been investing in Texas Instrs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.39B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $115.47. About 3.73M shares traded. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) has risen 0.82% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.55% the S&P500. Some Historical TXN News: 24/04/2018 – TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SEES YR OPER TAX RATE ABOUT 16% STARTING ’19; 21/05/2018 – TI Chief Financial Officer Rafael Lizardi to speak at Bank of America Merrill Lynch investor conference; 30/05/2018 – Texas Instruments at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 30/04/2018 – Texas Instruments prices $1.3 billion of investment grade notes; 24/04/2018 – Texas Instruments 1Q Net $1.37B

Ronna Sue Cohen decreased its stake in Grainger W W Inc (GWW) by 47.02% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ronna Sue Cohen sold 9,551 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.92% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,761 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.04M, down from 20,312 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen who had been investing in Grainger W W Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.20B market cap company. The stock increased 1.11% or $3.4 during the last trading session, reaching $309.4. About 168,897 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 18.34% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.97% the S&P500. Some Historical GWW News: 25/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N INCREASES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND BY 6.3 PCT TO $1.36/SHR; 19/04/2018 – WW Grainger 1Q Net $231.5M; 19/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC – EXPECTS 2018 SALES GROWTH OF 5 TO 8 PERCENT AND EARNINGS PER SHARE OF $14.30 TO $15.30; 15/05/2018 – JANA PARTNERS LLC DISSOLVES SOLE SHARE STAKE IN W W GRAINGER INC; 08/05/2018 – Moody’s downgrades Grainger’s senior unsecured rating to A3 and short-term rating to P-2; outlook stable; 25/04/2018 – WW Grainger Raises Dividend to $1.36; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER – MOST RECENTLY, OKRAY SERVED AS EVP AND CFO FOR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS; 02/04/2018 – W W GRAINGER INC GWW.N SAYS CFO RON JADIN TO RETIRE; 25/04/2018 – Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 6.3 Percent; 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

More notable recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “WW Grainger Is a Buy Now – GuruFocus.com” on March 20, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 12, 2019 – Benzinga” published on April 12, 2019, Prnewswire.com published: “Grainger Earns Top Marks on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index – PRNewswire” on April 10, 2019. More interesting news about W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Factors of Influence in 2019, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Monster Beverage, Kennametal, Waddell & Reed Financial, GlycoMimetics, WW Grainger, and Immersion — New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth – GlobeNewswire” published on April 11, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “More on W.W. Grainger’s Q4 mixed results – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Analysts await W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $4.44 EPS, up 6.22% or $0.26 from last year’s $4.18 per share. GWW’s profit will be $246.88M for 17.42 P/E if the $4.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.96 actual EPS reported by W.W. Grainger, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.12% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.07, from 0.81 in 2018Q3. It dived, as 73 investors sold GWW 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. Silvercrest Asset Management Grp Lc owns 760 shares. 1,300 were accumulated by Cibc Ww Markets Inc. Da Davidson & has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Westpac Bk stated it has 0% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Bankshares Of Hawaii holds 0.13% or 5,495 shares in its portfolio. Daiwa Secs Group Inc has 0% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 1,802 shares. Nbt Bancorp N A Ny has 6,890 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Rampart Inv Co Ltd has invested 0.03% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Trillium Asset Management Limited Liability has 0.04% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 2,273 shares. Raymond James & Associate reported 86,119 shares. Hrt Fincl Ltd Liability Corp reported 721 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Communications accumulated 4,503 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd holds 824 shares. Advisory Ser Net Lc has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 512 shares. Colorado-based Advsrs Asset Management has invested 0.06% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW).

Ronna Sue Cohen, which manages about $134.67M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) by 25,025 shares to 101,844 shares, valued at $3.02 million in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Eaton Corp Plc (NYSE:ETN) by 6,549 shares in the quarter, for a total of 35,134 shares, and has risen its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM).

Since October 25, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 20 insider sales for $33.15 million activity. BLINN MARK A sold $683,813 worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) on Tuesday, January 29. Kozanian Hagop H had sold 7,800 shares worth $785,791. ANDERSKOUV NIELS also sold $2.34M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares. On Thursday, January 31 DELAGI R GREGORY sold $3.37M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) or 33,371 shares. TEMPLETON RICHARD K also sold $9.19M worth of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) shares. Van Haren Julie had sold 3,953 shares worth $402,732.

Generation Investment Management Llp, which manages about $11.92 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (NYSE:CMG) by 240,468 shares to 184,634 shares, valued at $79.72M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Colgate Palmolive Co (NYSE:CL) by 7,422 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.64 million shares, and cut its stake in Ingersoll (NYSE:IR).

More notable recent Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Tech Stocks That Pay Juicier Dividends Than Apple – The Motley Fool” on April 01, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Texas Instruments: Growth Runway Will Continue Investor Cash Windfall – Seeking Alpha” published on March 22, 2019, Benzinga.com published: “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) – Info Tech Reporting Season Ahead: High Hopes Despite Signs Of Negative Q1 Earnings – Benzinga” on April 09, 2019. More interesting news about Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Texas Instruments: Transforming The World Since 1930 – Seeking Alpha” published on April 05, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Can Analog Strength Aid Texas Instruments (TXN) Q1 Earnings? – Nasdaq” with publication date: April 17, 2019.

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