Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has seen its SMA20 which is now -4.93%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock price rose 9.35 percent over the past one year, while decreased -4.21 percent during the past 6 months. Brightworth now owns 1,334 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $213,000 after purchasing an additional 4 shares during the period. Tributary Cap Lc invested 0.06% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

We can also find the company's Return on Assets, which is a percentage that shows us how well a company uses its current assets to make a profit. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $107,000. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.50% and 1.29%. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC's holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $13,491,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Delta Asset Management LLC TN lifted its holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 11.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. As higher figure of institutional mostly indicates intentions of capital gain, which is suitable for passive investors as well stocks with a large amount of institutional ownership are often looked upon favorably. Finally, Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 26.2% in the first quarter. If you are viewing this report on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright law. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $160.00 price target on Costco Wholesale Corporation and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Saturday. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Citigroup Inc. restated a buy rating and issued a $190.00 target price (up previously from $187.00) on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Monday. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 19th.

When considering a stock buy, many investors seek to know what Wall Street analysts are saying about the company - by looking at the average analyst rating, for example.

Insider Trades for Costco Wholesale Corporation show that the latest trade was made on 1 Oct 2017 where Vachris (Roland Michael), the Officer completed a transaction type "Buy" in which 19570 shares were traded at a price of $0. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,000 shares of company stock worth $481,760. Wells Fargo maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, June 1 with "Hold" rating. Moving toward the technical facts, its current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -4.93% and standing -2.92% away from 50-Day Simple Moving Average while traded down -4.82% from 200-Day Simple Moving Average.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of 0.47 Percent. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $183.18 and touched its 52-Week Low of $142.11.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 7.03 million shares over the course of the day.

An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. The company had revenue of $42.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $41.55 billion. COST now has a profit margin of 2.10%. Costco Wholesale Corporation's revenue was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 0.47%. Analysts anticipate that Costco Wholesale Corporation will post $6.44 EPS for the current year. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on COST.

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.

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