Huntington Steele Has Decreased Its Kinder Morgan Del Com (KMI) Stake; Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky Has Raised Its Grainger (W W) (GWW) Position

May 21, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Huntington Steele Llc decreased Kinder Morgan Inc Del Com (KMI) stake by 62.28% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Huntington Steele Llc sold 25,617 shares as Kinder Morgan Inc Del Com (KMI)’s stock declined 16.40%. The Huntington Steele Llc holds 15,516 shares with $280,000 value, down from 41,133 last quarter. Kinder Morgan Inc Del Com now has $35.45B valuation. The stock decreased 1.41% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $16.07. About 12.33M shares traded. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) has declined 28.25% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.80% the S&P500.

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky increased Grainger (W W) Inc (GWW) stake by 1.91% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky acquired 1,600 shares as Grainger (W W) Inc (GWW)’s stock rose 16.26%. The Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 85,400 shares with $20.18 million value, up from 83,800 last quarter. Grainger (W W) Inc now has $17.23 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $307.61. About 708,715 shares traded. W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has risen 15.02% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.47% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 85 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of KMI in report on Monday, July 18 with “Overweight” rating. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, June 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, March 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, October 1 report. JP Morgan maintained Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) on Monday, February 12 with “Overweight” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of KMI in report on Monday, October 16 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, April 21 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, October 20.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. KMI’s profit will be $419.16M for 21.14 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by Kinder Morgan, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.64% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 75 investors sold KMI shares while 372 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 231 raised stakes. 1.31 billion shares or 0.25% more from 1.31 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hennessy Advisors accumulated 2.05% or 3.70M shares. Nomura Asset invested in 0.06% or 295,548 shares. Ironwood Investment Counsel Ltd Company reported 22,760 shares. West Coast Finance accumulated 0.12% or 22,730 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 205,227 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Geode Cap Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.12% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Citigroup reported 2.05M shares. M&R Capital Inc reported 0.01% stake. Webster Natl Bank N A, Connecticut-based fund reported 100 shares. Connecticut-based Essex Fincl Incorporated has invested 0.12% in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Bancorporation Of New York Mellon reported 16.21 million shares. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 84 shares. Blair William Co Il invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Kempner Cap accumulated 37,200 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holdings holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) for 1.67M shares.

More notable recent Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Kinder Morgan: Too Cheap To Ignore” on April 26, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Kinder Morgan: Is The Worst Behind Us?” published on April 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Kinder Morgan: Holding Pattern” on April 22, 2018. More interesting news about Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “3 Embarrassingly Cheap Dividend Stocks” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Oil companies face increasing investor pressure on climate change action” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $7.92 million activity. Another trade for 9,158 shares valued at $2.13M was sold by Brown Laura D. $5.75 million worth of stock was sold by HOWARD JOHN L on Thursday, April 5. Another trade for 195 shares valued at $50,020 was bought by Watson Lucas E. Tapia Eric R sold $60,207 worth of stock.

More recent W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “How Far Could WW Grainger Fall?” on April 23, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Expected Dividend Increases In May 2018” on May 01, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “JANA Shows New Stakes in Apple (AAPL), Boston Scientific (BSX), Dropbox (DBX), iQIYI (IQ) (more..) -13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.17, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It is 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. 9 were reported by Alphamark Advisors Ltd Liability. Signaturefd Ltd Llc reported 0.04% stake. Citizens And Northern Corporation has 8,938 shares. Metropolitan Life owns 10,237 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. First Personal Service has 0.01% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 125 shares. Wagner Bowman stated it has 0.1% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund stated it has 0.04% in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Co owns 10,422 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Old Bank & Trust In has 0.09% invested in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) for 7,190 shares. Keybank National Association Oh holds 0.03% or 21,652 shares in its portfolio. Private Advisor Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co, a New Jersey-based fund reported 942 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW). Hightower Ltd Liability accumulated 2,264 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc owns 1.32 million shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Shine Investment Advisory Svcs Incorporated owns 235 shares.

Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky decreased Cme Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) stake by 16,253 shares to 209,385 valued at $30.58M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Take (NASDAQ:TTWO) stake by 5,500 shares and now owns 90,561 shares. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc was reduced too.

Among 20 analysts covering W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), 4 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. W.W. Grainger had 114 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWW in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, January 8. Stephens maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Friday, April 13. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $28200 target. The stock of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by BMO Capital Markets. Credit Suisse maintained W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:GWW) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Credit Suisse has “Sell” rating and $190.0 target.

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