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Shares are up nearly 9% after earnings

WESCO International Inc. (WCC) rallied nearly 9% on Thursday. The Pittsburgh-based electrical component distributor announced its second-quarter results before the market opened, beating analysts' expectations on revenue and earnings.

Shares of Wesco have gained more than 200% since bottoming in March, but are still down more than 19% this year. The company managed to tie up a merger with Anixter toward the end of the quarter, which management said was an exceptional achievement considering the circumstances.

"Against the challenges imposed by the global pandemic, the extraordinary determination of our Wesco and Anixter

55 Views    Nicholas Kitonyi    2020-08-13 20:50
These companies have achieved yearly highs as of late

According to the GuruFocus list of 52-week highs, these Guru-owned stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs.

Twilio reached the 52-week high of $277.42

Twilio Inc. (TWLO) is a CPaaS company that allows software developers to integrate messaging and communications functionality into existing or new applications. The firm's Programmable Communications Cloud addresses several use-cases, including Programmable Voice to make and receive phone calls, Programmable Messaging for SMS and MMS delivery and Programmable Video that allows developers to embed video functionality in mobile and web applications.

The price of Twilio Inc. shares has reached $277.42, which

82 Views    yifan900    2020-08-04 14:38
They are highly predictable businesses

An investment strategy based on a “buy and hold” approach has more chance to be successful if the business is predictable. Such companies typicall have a consistent history of revenue per share and Ebitda per share, which often correlates with strong long-term performance based on a 10-year study that GuruFocus conducted for the period from 1998 to 2008.

In light of the above, value investors may be interested in the following three companies, as they have high GuruFocus business predictability ratings.

W.W. Grainger Inc

The first company that qualifies is W.W. Grainger Inc (GWW), a Lake Forest, Illinois-based distributor of

148 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-07-17 16:24
Stocks to consider as surge in coronavirus cases dissolve early market gains

As investors continue grappling with rising coronavirus cases domestically and internationally, four stocks with high business quality and dividend yields are Cummins Inc. (CMI), Gentex Corp. (GNTX), W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) and T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (TROW) according to the Dividend Income Screen, a Premium GuruFocus screen within the All-in-One Screener.

Stock market erases early gains as coronavirus cases continue surging around the globe

On Monday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 3,155.22 and 10,390.84, down 0.94% and 2.13% from the previous close of 3,185.04 and 10,617.44. On the

698 Views    James Li    2020-07-13 21:45
Ford suspends dividend payments as coronavirus outbreak cripples plant operations

In light of Ford Motor Co. (F) suspending its dividend to strengthen its cash position amid the coronavirus outbreak, five dividend growth stocks broadly owned by hedge fund gurus are Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS), MSC International Direct Co. Inc. (MSM), W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW), Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (LECO) and Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO).

The Dividend Growth Portfolio, one of our Premium screens within the All-in-One Screener, seeks high-quality companies that have grown dividends over the past five years. The above stocks have at least two hedge fund gurus owning shares as of the December 2019 filing.

618 Views    James Li    2020-03-19 21:51
Fund's largest buys of the 4th quarter

The Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio), which is part of Jerome Dodson's firm that provides responsible investment funds to the public, acquired shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter.

Cisco Systems

The fund boosted its Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) stake by 500%. The portfolio was impacted by 5.03%.


The company, which provides data networking equipment and software, has a market cap of $202.74 billion and an enterprise value of $193.20 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 10 out of 10. The return on equity

87 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-01-15 19:38
Socially responsible fund adds Progressive, Expeditors International to portfolio

The Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) released its fourth-quarter portfolio earlier this week, listing two new holdings.

The fund, which is part of Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)’s San Francisco-based Parnassus Investments, avoids investing in fossil fuel-related stocks. Rather, it concentrates on companies that have exemplary work environments and are socially and environmentally responsible. With the goal of capital appreciation, the portfolio managers invest in discounted large-cap companies that have strong competitive advantages, relevant products or services and quality management teams.

Based on these criteria, the fund established positions in Progressive Corp. (PGR) and Expeditors

156 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-01-15 16:45
As of late, these five companies have managed to achieve yearly highs

According to GuruFocus, these stocks have reached their 52-Week Highs.

W.W. Grainger Inc. reached the 52-week high of $317.67

W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) distributes more than 1.6 million maintenance, repair and operations products that are sourced from 5,000 suppliers. The company serves its 3.2 million customers through its online and electronic purchasing platforms, vending machines, catalog distribution and its network of almost 600 global branches. In recent years, Grainger has invested in its e-commerce capabilities. The firm is the 11th- largest e-commerce site in North America. In 2016, Grainger generated 77% of its $10.1

55 Views    yifan900    2019-11-06 15:51
The fund's largest new position is in Arista Networks

The Parnassus Endeavor Fund (Trades, Portfolio) released its third-quarter portfolio earlier this week, listing four new holdings.

As part of Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)’s San Francisco-based firm, the fund avoids fossil fuel-related stocks. Rather, it concentrates on companies that have exemplary work environments and are socially and environmentally responsible. With the goal of capital appreciation, the fund invests in discounted large-cap companies that have strong competitive advantages, relevant products or services and quality management teams.

Based on these criteria, the Endeavor Fund established positions in Arista Networks Inc. (ANET), W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW), Agilent

236 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-10-17 15:28
The industry-leading company with strong competitive advantages has increased its dividend for 48 consecutive years

Investors looking for high-quality dividend growth stocks should take a closer look at the Dividend Aristocrats, a select group of 57 stocks in the S&P 500 Index with at least 25 years of annual dividend increases. The Dividend Aristocrats represent the premier dividend growth stocks in the entire market, as they have strong business models and durable competitive advantages that have fueled their long track records of dividend growth.

W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW) is a Dividend Aristocrat. Not only has the company lifted its payout for 48 years in a row, it has provided strong dividend increases in recent

387 Views    Ben Reynolds    2019-06-13 18:55
Higher sales and profits coupled with a lower stock price equals buying opportunity

Last July, I wrote this article on W.W. Grainger (GWW) and its main competitor Fastenal (FAST), stating both companies were strong, but that Fastenal was a better buy at the time. Fast forward nine months, and it’s Grainger that gives investors a buying opportunity.

The industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago by William W. Grainger has continued its upward financial march. At the end of January, the company reported fiscal year 2018 GAAP earnings of $3.68 per share on revenue of $2.76 billion, which was up close to 5% year-over-year with both operating margin and operating earnings

105 Views    Jonathan Poland    2019-03-20 16:50
The Fortune 500 industrial distributor is a bargain under $60

Wesco International (WCC) is a leader in supply chain solutions by distributing electrical, industrial and communications products for both maintenance/repair, original equipment manufacturing and big construction projects.

The company has more than 70,000 customers who choose from over 1 million products. It generates the majority of its $8 billion in revenue from about 500 branches in North America, but with distribution centers in 15 other countries outside the U.S., Wesco has a global reach in case of economic volatility or new market potential.

Business breakdown

On the top line, 70% comes from industrial and construction products with the rest spread

61 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-10-10 21:30
Hedge funds' most-hated stocks have outperformed the market by 14% this year!

The average hedge fund is struggling this year. According to data from Goldman Sachs (GS), the average equity hedge fund has lost 1% year-to-date, significantly underperforming the S&P 500.

As every hedge fund is different, with different investment strategies, fee structures and exposures, it's difficult to pin down one factor that has been the driving force behind this lackluster performance. However, there are two notable trends in the data.

Two factors holding back funds

First of all, according to Goldman's data, hedge funds' most-loved stocks have underperformed the wider market so far this year. The Goldman Sachs hedge fund VIP

198 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-08-29 16:27
After the company's stellar 2017 performance, most of the upside is off the table. But that doesn't mean it doesn't still offer sufficient return potential for some investors


What a year it has been for W.W. Grainger (GWW), one of our top-performing stocks for 2017. Anytime one of our picks jumps by over 100% in a single year, we know it’s time to re-evaluate whether it’s still worth holding.

This has been the case for the company due to favorable currency movements and rebounding domestic sales. As a result, demand for the stock has surged. This has given a tremendous boost to our portfolio returns for 2017 and so far for 2018 as we continue to see substantial positive momentum behind the stock.

The magnitude of the

53 Views    Daniel Seens    2018-08-28 19:13
Both companies are fundamentally rock solid, but one is the better buy

Both of these companies operate in a segment of the retail industry that has been least touched by the shift to ecommerce -- industrial equipment. However, with Amazon Business lurking in the wings, each of these companies will need to adjust.

W.W. Grainger (GWW) has already begun doing so, building the 10th-largest e-commerce site in North America, helping it generate over $10.6 billion in sales during the last 12 months. Fastenal is pinning its future growth on vending, onsite locations and national accounts, as well as services that support infrastructure, namely logistics, distribution and information technology.

Both could be in

170 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-07-11 15:25
Firm has gained an estimated 21% on the investment

Activist investment firm Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed on June 27 it trimmed its stake in HD Supply Holdings Inc. (HD) by 24.33%.

The New York-based investment firm, which was founded in 2001 by Barry Rosenstein, picks stocks using a value-oriented, event-driven approach, meaning it will push management to make changes in order to improve performance.

According to GuruFocus real-time picks, Jana sold 2.2 million shares of Atlanta-based HD Supply for an average price of $43.37 per share. It now holds 6.8 million shares, which represent 9.15% of the portfolio.

GuruFocus data reveals the firm has

48 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-06-29 20:00
Largest insider trades of the week

The GuruFocus All-in-One Screener can be used to find insider trades from the past week. Under the Insiders tab, change the settings for All Insider Buying to “$2,000,000+” and the duration to “March 2018.” Set All Insider Sales to “$5,000,000+.”

According to these filters, company insiders made the following trades this week.

Robert W. Duggan, 10% owner of Achaogen Inc. (AKAO), bought 91,461 shares for $12.46 per share on April 4.

The biopharmaceutical company has a market cap of $564.88 million and an enterprise value of $422.04 million. It has an institutional ownership of 93.68% and insider ownership

65 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-04-06 14:31
Morgan Stanley, United Continental and Textron post upbeat results

While the dollar fell against most of its peers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced to 21,578.52, the S&P 500 index rose to 2,466.56 and the Nasdaq Composite jumped to 6,365.5. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury Notes is 2.263%.

With the three indexes slightly in the green, investors received quarterly results from several companies this morning.

Morgan Stanley (MS) shares were up in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter. EPS of 87 cents beat expectations by 11 cents and revenue of $9.51 billion beat estimates by $420 million.

Textron Inc. (TXT) shares rose

120 Views    Omar Venerio    2017-07-19 15:16
CenturyLink, W.W. Grainger, Bed Bath & Beyond and OPKO Health have declined to their respective three-year lows

CenturyLink Inc. (CTL), W.W. Grainger Inc. (GWW), Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) and OPKO Health Inc (OPK) have declined to their three-year lows.

CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) declined to $22.99

The prices of CenturyLink Inc. (CTL) shares have declined to $22.99 on July 14, which is only 4.6% above the three-year low of $21.94.

CenturyLink Inc. is an American telecommunications company that provides communications and data services to residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers in 37 states. The company operates as a local exchange carrier and internet access provider in U.S. markets and is the third largest telecommunications company in

472 Views    Shuda Xia    2017-07-16 15:19
Guru Steven Romick searches all types of securities for low risk/high return investments that are out of favor

“Patience, a long-term focus and avoiding the fads are key for successful investing. Some of the most successful stock investors of the last few decades in the U.S. aren’t known for finding the latest and greatest.” Steven Romick

One of the successful investors Steven Romick (Trades, Portfolio) is referring to is the legendary Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio). And, clearly, Romick aims to remain among that group.

While he takes a contrarian stance, that strategy is underpinned with a strong value orientation and

827 Views    Robert Abbott    2017-06-26 21:14

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