Q4 2017 Sentiment for Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) at 0.98

May 17, 2018 - By Elizabeth Jones

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Costco Wholesale Corp’s Sentiment

In Q4 2017 Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) big money sentiment decreased to 0.98, revealed SEC filings. So its down -0.21, from 2017Q3’s 1.19. 498 funds started new and increased holdings, while 506 decreased and sold their stock positions in Costco Wholesale Corp so the sentiment turned negative. These funds own 308.22 million shares, that’s up from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Costco Wholesale Corp in top 10 changed to 37 from 26 for an increase of 11. In total 64 funds closed positions, 442 reduced and 364 increased. Also 134 funds bought new Costco Wholesale Corp stakes.

Biggest Costco Wholesale Corp Shareholders

As of Q4 2017 Greenbrier Partners Capital Management Llc has 7.53% invested in Costco Wholesale Corp. Costco Wholesale Corp’s shareholder Capital Investment Counsel Inc owns 83,729 shares as of Q4 2017. Further, Willow Creek Wealth Management Inc. reported 51,779 shares in Costco Wholesale Corp equivalent to 6.36% of its fund portfolio. Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Llc revealed 60,143 shares position in Costco Wholesale Corp. The New York-based fund Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc looks positive on Costco Wholesale Corp, possessing 35,620 shares.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses.The firm is valued at $87.20 billion. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.29.62 is the P/E ratio. 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; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances.

The stock increased 1.65% or $3.23 during the last trading session, reaching $198.71.Currently Costco Wholesale Corporation is uptrending after 14.69% change in last May 17, 2017. COST has 1.77 million shares volume. COST outperformed by 3.14% the S&P 500.

On May, 31 after the close. Investors expect Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to reveal its quarterly earnings, as reported by RTT. Analysts forecast $1.67 EPS, which is $0.27 up or 19.29 % from 2017’s $1.4 EPS. The profit will be $732.83 million for COST if $1.67 EPS becomes true. Analysts at Wall Street see Costco Wholesale Corporation’s 17.61 % EPS growth compared to $1.42 EPS for last quarter.

Etrade Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). California-based Menta Capital Ltd Com has invested 0.08% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Barr E S & has 0.06% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). First Merchants accumulated 22,487 shs or 0.71% of the stock. New York-based Metropolitan Life Insur New York has invested 0.22% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh accumulated 21,005 shs. Columbia Asset Management reported 4,775 shs stake. Ellington Mngmt Gru stated it has 0.22% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). & Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Vista Cap Partners has invested 0.12% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Riverhead Management Limited accumulated 12,585 shs. Central National Bank And owns 29,564 shs or 1.33% of their US capital. 8 were reported by Odey Asset Mgmt Gru Ltd. Crestpoint Cap Management Lc holds 0.4% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,900 shs. Virginia Retirement System Et Al reported 0.23% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Costco Wholesale Corporation had 15 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since December 18, 2017. This’s net activity of $22.24 million. On Friday, March 9 $3.15M worth of stock was sold by Rose Timothy L.. 5,000 shs valued at $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A on Friday, December 22. On Monday, January 8 Vachris Roland Michael sold $977,510 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,200 shs. The insider MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $560,730. MOULTON PAUL G sold 11,674 shs worth $2.21 million. 20,000 shs valued at $3.86 million were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18.

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”. 82% are bullish. With $230.0 highest and $175.0 lowest target Costco has $205.08 average target or 3.21% above the current ($198.71) price. 25 are the (NASDAQ:COST)’s analyst reports since November 22, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 30. On Friday, December 15 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Cowen & Co. On Monday, April 16 the firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given. On Thursday, March 8 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird. The company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 24. On Friday, December 15 the company was maintained by Jefferies. The company rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Friday, December 15. On Friday, January 5 Tigress Financial maintained the shares of COST in report with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, May 3 the company was maintained by UBS. In Tuesday, January 23 report Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating.

For more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news brought out briefly go to: 247Wallst.com, Nasdaq.com, Globenewswire.com, Nasdaq.com or Nasdaq.com. The titles are as follows: “Volvo Offers Employee New Car Pricing to Costco Members” brought out on May 04, 2018, “Walmart Inc Chases Its Great White Whale to India” on May 10, 2018, “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” with a publish date: May 10, 2018, “What Costco’s 14% Dividend Boost Means” and the last “Why Blue Apron Holding Inc Stock Sold Off Today” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

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