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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.49% of the company's stock. The company has market cap of $1.13 billion. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. About 1,420 shares traded. Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) has declined 33.81% since October 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Costco Wholesale had 99 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shell Asset Management CO owns 69,805 shares valued at $11,468,000. The retailer reported $2.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.06. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 579,079 shares or 0% of the stock.

The company is so far trading up by 1.46%% since yesterday's close of 158.46. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Therefore 92% are positive. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s payout ratio is 33.71%. As per Friday, November 6, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Wednesday, June 28. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast to "Buy" on Tuesday, June 20. The stock now has Monthly Volatility of 1.68% and Weekly Volatility of 1.93%. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, July 10 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Pivotal Research. Deutsche Bank AG set a $155.00 price target on Costco Wholesale Corporation and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, October 6th.

More recent Copart, Inc. Earnings: "What to Watch" published on October 22, 2017, Fool.com published: "The better buy is..." on October 03, 2017. Its up 8.06, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.58, for a total transaction of $802,900.00. 159 funds opened positions while 684 raised stakes. California Employees Retirement holds 0% or 26,400 shares in its portfolio. Beese Fulmer Invest Management Incorporated has invested 1.7% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Private Management Group Inc has 1.01% invested in the company for 2.13 million shares. The High end of the forecast is $2.07 per share, while the Low end is $1.94 per share. Zweig reported 256,289 shares. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc., a Florida-based fund reported 186,672 shares. Transamerica Fincl invested in 0% or 16 shares. Vanguard Grp owns 161,921 shares. Marshall And Sullivan Wa has 3.01% invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). (NASDAQ:CPRT). Bokf Na owns 0.04% invested in Copart, Inc.

Investors and Traders continue to monitor technical levels of shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. Hines Daniel M. had sold 5,000 shares worth $906,598. Stretch Colin also sold $113,618 worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, May 9. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -4.63% and performed 10.76% over the last six months. 3,000 shares valued at $544,810 were sold by McKay John D on Monday, June 5.

Mig Capital Llc, which manages about $655.21M and $656.67M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ilg Inc by 418,151 shares to 980,000 shares, valued at $26.94M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC's holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $6,976,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Inc. raised its position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. 311.53 million shares or 2.27% less from 318.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. FCM Investments TX acquired a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. during the second quarter valued at $133,000. WCM Investment Management CA increased its position in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 22.2% during the second quarter. Honeywell Intll reported 1.8% stake. Stratos Wealth Limited owns 12,974 shares. Geode Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 26,986 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a one year low of $142.11 and a one year high of $183.18. The Gross Margin Score of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NasdaqGS:COST) is 4.00000. Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited accumulated 227,404 shares. Waldron LP purchased a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation during the first quarter worth $223,000. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. Farmers & Merchants holds 0.01% or 414 shares.

The ratios of the return on assets (ROA) and the return on owner's equity (ROE) are the most used profitability ratios in the analysis while ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Rivernorth Capital Management Llc owns 3.82 million shares or 2.52% of their U.S. portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Doubleline Income Solutions Com (DSL) by 15,031 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 287,058 shares, and cut its stake in Chevron Corp Com (NYSE:CVX).

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