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Take Profits in W.W. Grainger Stock Now

W.W. Grainger (GWW - Get Report) , a distributor of maintenance, repair and operating products, is set to report first-quarter earnings results before the opening bell Monday. And with worse-than-expected results just released from Fastenal (FAST - Get Report) , taking some profits in Grainger stock ahead of the report would be a wise move.

W.W. Grainger shares have risen 15% year to date, compared to flat year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 (SPX) index. But the recent slump in the industrial sector, caused by weak oil prices and the strong U.S. dollar, has devalued its revenue in overseas sales. That may take a toll on Grainger's results...