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Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

It also upped Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) stake by 7.05 million shares and now owns 40.66M shares. About 8,197 shares traded. Synovus Fincl invested in 87,525 shares or 0.14% of the stock. It has underperformed by 38.97% the S&P500.

Costco Wholesale Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $183.18 and touched its 52-Week Low of $142.11. COST was included in 99 notes of analysts from August 24, 2015. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $178.39. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The retailer reported $2.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.06. Dynamic Advsrs Solutions has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on COST.

10/05/2017 - Costco Wholesale Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at UBS.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were trading lower by -5.97 percent ($-9.98) at $157.09 a piece in Friday's session.

Among 30 analysts covering Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN), 11 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Butensky Cohen Finance Security reported 25,308 shares or 1.84% of all its holdings. The company lost -5.97% to attain the price of $157.09 on October 6, 2017. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.is an organic and natural products company.

The Dow Jones industrial average decreased -1.72 points, or -0.01 percent, to 22,773.67. Its up 0.20, from 0.76 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 57 investors sold DD shares while 439 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. Prudential Incorporated has invested 0% in Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN). Liberty Capital Management invested in 20,066 shares.

Day traders strive to make money by exploiting minute price movements in individual assets (usually stocks, though currencies, futures, and options are traded as well), usually leveraging large amounts of capital to do so, therefore they trade on Stocks in Play. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt reported 412,233 shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd invested in 0.03% or 1,799 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.01% or 9,098 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0.17% invested in Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN). If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Its down 0.29, from 1.42 in 2017Q1.

In related news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. It increased, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 376 reduced holdings. Mercer Advisers Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 687 shares. That's a potential 14.89 increase relative to where Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has been trading recently. Metropolitan Life Com New York reported 0.25% of its portfolio in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD). Legal & General Grp Pcl has 0% invested in Independent Bank Corporation (MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) for 5,616 shares. Andra Ap, a Alabama-based fund reported 59,900 shares. Schmidt P J Invest Mgmt has invested 0.12% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cowen and Company restated an "outperform" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Madrona Financial Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 3,805 shares. Amp Capital Investors Limited reported 230,273 shares stake. Synovus Financial has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 33,311 were accumulated by Capital One Natl Association.

10/06/2017 - Costco Wholesale Corporation had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies. Connor Clark And Lunn Inv Mngmt Limited holds 43,400 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.36 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Murphy James P., worth $906,504 on Wednesday, June 7. When stocks are *very* In Play one can see a RVOL of 5 and above. First Trust Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 10.4% in the second quarter. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The firm has a market capitalization of $68.68 billion, a PE ratio of 25.84 and a beta of 0.94. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. The Company's average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet.

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