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EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Expected At $2.01

EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Expected At $2.01”

Ledyard National Bank now owns 810 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares in the last quarter. Delta Asset Management LLC TN now owns 627 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares in the last quarter.

COST has been the topic of a number of research reports. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.19 on September 22, reaching $161.29. About 1.54M shares traded. About shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since September 25, 2016 and is uptrending. The insider ALBERG TOM A sold $800,000. Hines Daniel M. sold 5,000 shares worth $906,598. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on October, 26. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, down 29.63% or $0.16 from last year's $0.54 per share. AMZN's profit will be $19.22 million for 5969.38 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After having $1.40 EPS previously, Costco Wholesale Corporation's analysts see 43.57 % EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $568,100 activity. 17 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. Profund Advsr Ltd Liability reported 37,760 shares. Lakewood Capital Management Lp bought 280,000 shares as the company's stock rose 10.11% with the market. Kames Cap Public Limited Liability has invested 0% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NASDAQ:CTAS) stake by 11,500 shares to 13,360 valued at $1.68 million in 2017Q2. Somerset Gru Limited Company has 2.36% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Llc owns 841,824 shares. 704,928 are held by Savings Bank Of Mellon Corporation. Beech Hill accumulated 5,565 shares. (NYSE:JPM). Lourd Cap owns 9,475 shares or 0.08% of their USA portfolio. Martingale Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0% in Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ:LCUT). Marshall Sullivan Wa, a Washington-based fund reported 1,590 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Orbis Investment (Us) Llc accumulated 3,755 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 91% are positive. PH Glatfelter Co had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, July 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Outperform" on Friday, May 5. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated it with "Buy" rating and $185 target in Friday, January 20 report. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, July 28 with "Buy". Scotia Capital maintained Genworth MI Canada Inc (TSE:MIC) on Friday, November 4 with "Sector Perform" rating. Citigroup upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, December 19 report. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by JMP Securities. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Com holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 9,899 shares. Therefore 67% are positive. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a 52 week low of $142.11 and a 52 week high of $183.18. Costco Wholesale had 89 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Monday, June 26. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy". On Tuesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by HSBC with "Hold". On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Costco Wholesale Corporation from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and dropped their target price for the company from $185.00 to $160.00 in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Sidoti initiated it with "Buy" rating and $25 target in Wednesday, December 16 report. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $179.37.

Among 3 analysts covering PH Glatfelter Co (NYSE:GLT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, June 28.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 376 reduced holdings. Lyell Wealth Management LP now owns 18,502 shares of the retailer's stock worth $2,959,000 after acquiring an additional 2,095 shares during the last quarter. Gardner Lewis Asset Mgmt Lp invested in 36,949 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Sit Associate invested 0.34% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tompkins Corporation stated it has 0.38% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Llc invested 0.18% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Korea Inv Corporation, Korea-based fund reported 306,010 shares. Dorsey Whitney Ltd Liability holds 0.22% or 6,883 shares. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC grew its position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 16.7% during the first quarter. Tarbox Family Office invested 0.13% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ameriprise Fincl reported 4.42 million shares or 0.35% of all its holdings.

Lakewood Capital Management Lp, which manages about $2.54B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Intercontinental Exchange In (NYSE:ICE) by 45,000 shares to 1.75 million shares, valued at $115.17 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. This is a positive change from Costco Wholesale Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. Bryn Mawr Trust accumulated 3,912 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Trade of the Day: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)" on September 14, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Costco: Climb Aboard And Never Leave" published on September 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Costco After The Recent Correction - Overvalued Or Undervalued?" on September 01, 2017.

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