Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) EPS Estimated At $1.67 on May, 31

May 16, 2018 - By Jenna Rose

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During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.98. That’s change of 0.21, from 2017Q3’s 1.19. 64 investors sold all, 442 reduced holdings as Costco Wholesale Corporation ratio worsened. 364 grew holdings while 134 funds bought holdings. Funds hold 308.22 million shares thus 1.23% more from 2017Q3’s 304.48 million shares.
Perkins Coie Trust reported 3,390 shs. Ledyard Financial Bank invested in 0.06% or 2,439 shs. Kingfisher Llc holds 6,566 shs or 0.78% of its capital. Moreover, Cidel Asset Management has 0.81% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Addison Capital Commerce invested 0.2% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 3.36% or 47,150 shs. Kornitzer Incorporated Ks owns 182,814 shs or 0.58% of their US capital. Parametric Port Lc invested in 0.26% or 1.42M shs. Jfs Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability Company owns 792 shs. Stock Yards Bancorp holds 0.77% or 37,818 shs. Mu stated it has 3.78% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Financial Engines Advisors owns 6 shs. Cap Investors has 8.61M shs for 0.35% of their capital. Ensemble Capital Management holds 0.27% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 7,855 shs. Hl Fin Service Limited Liability reported 81,426 shs.

Costco Wholesale Corporation registered $22.24 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 15 selling transactions since December 18, 2017. The insider MOULTON PAUL G sold 11,674 shs worth $2.21M. Murphy James P. had sold 5,000 shs worth $937,421 on Friday, January 5. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold 12,000 shs worth $2.21 million. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shs with value of $943,080 were sold by Hines Daniel M.. Another trade for 5,200 shs valued at $977,510 was sold by Vachris Roland Michael. 5,000 shs valued at $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A on Friday, December 22.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is anticipated to announce earnings on May, 31 after the close., according to Zacks. This year’s earnings per share analyst estimate is anticipated to be $1.67. That is 19.29 % up compareed to $1.4 earnings per share for last year. COST’s profit could reach $732.83 million with 29.75 P/E in case $1.67 earnings per share is reported. Analysts at Wall Street see Costco Wholesale Corporation’s 17.61 % EPS growth compared to $1.42 earnings per share for previous quarter. COST reached $198.71 during the last trading session after $3.23 change.Costco Wholesale Corporation has volume of 1.77M shares. Since May 17, 2017 COST has risen 14.69% and is uptrending. COST outperformed by 3.14% the S&P 500.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

In total 17 analysts cover Costco (NASDAQ:COST). “Buy” rating has 14, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. (NASDAQ:COST) has 82% bullish analysts. 25 are the (NASDAQ:COST)’s ratings reports on May 17, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Thursday, December 14 the rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. On Friday, January 12 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Gordon Haskett. In Monday, January 8 report Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”. On Friday, December 15 the company was maintained by Guggenheim. On Friday, January 5 the stock has “Buy” rating by Tigress Financial. On Friday, December 15 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies. The company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, April 12. On Thursday, January 4 Stifel Nicolaus maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. On Wednesday, November 22 the rating was maintained by Guggenheim with “Hold”.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses.The firm is worth $87.20 billion. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.The P/E ratio is 29.62. The firm provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances.

For more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news published recently go to: Investorplace.com, Streetinsider.com, Fool.com, Globenewswire.com or Nasdaq.com. The titles are as follows: “Is Prime Really Beating Costco Wholesale Corporation?” published on April 24, 2018, “Buffett’s Berkshire 13F Confirms Increase in Apple (AAPL) Stake Along with Increase in Holdings of Teva (TEVA) (More…)” on May 15, 2018, “3 Reasons to Buy Kraft Heinz Stock, 1 Reason to Sell” with a publish date: May 16, 2018, “Costco Auto Program Announces Nationwide Special Offer with Volvo” and the last “Walmart Inc Chases Its Great White Whale to India” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

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