Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 1.3% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 620,036 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 8,000 shares during the quarter. Illinois Tool Works makes up approximately 1.7% of Rockefeller Financial Services Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest holding. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. owned about 0.18% of Illinois Tool Works worth $91,740,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Illinois Tool Works by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,627,699 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,241,417,000 after acquiring an additional 500,583 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Illinois Tool Works by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,436,577 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $2,927,540,000 after acquiring an additional 1,118,381 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Illinois Tool Works by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,920,539 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $561,618,000 after acquiring an additional 471,369 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its holdings in Illinois Tool Works by 2,939.8% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,752,155 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $537,498,000 after acquiring an additional 3,628,722 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Illinois Tool Works by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,084,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $408,069,000 after purchasing an additional 203,294 shares during the period. 75.01% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, VP Norman D. Jr. Finch bought 4,986 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $156.34 per share, for a total transaction of $779,511.24. Following the acquisition, the vice president now owns 4,371 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $683,362.14. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider John R. Hartnett sold 6,533 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total transaction of $979,950.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 126,506 shares of company stock worth $19,801,832 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) opened at $157.83 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $54,127.22, a P/E ratio of 25.08, a P/E/G ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 2.41 and a quick ratio of 1.98. Illinois Tool Works Inc. has a 52-week low of $115.00 and a 52-week high of $159.36.

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The industrial products company reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $3.62 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.57 billion. Illinois Tool Works had a net margin of 16.12% and a return on equity of 47.21%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.50 EPS. research analysts predict that Illinois Tool Works Inc. will post 6.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.78 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.98%. Illinois Tool Works’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.78%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Illinois Tool Works from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on shares of Illinois Tool Works from $143.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on shares of Illinois Tool Works from $162.00 to $158.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $180.00 target price (up from $160.00) on shares of Illinois Tool Works in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on shares of Illinois Tool Works from $142.00 to $140.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $157.27.

Illinois Tool Works Profile

Illinois Tool Works Inc is a manufacturer of industrial products and equipment. The Company operates through seven segments. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Food Equipment segment offers commercial food equipment. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment produces test and measurement, and electronic manufacturing and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) solutions.

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