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A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

A Glimpse Into Insider Trading And Ownership At Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)”

Capital Planning Advisors Llc increased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 21.34% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.

The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.10 for COST and 2.10 for BIG, which implies that analysts are equally bullish on their outlook for the two stocks. The retailer reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.10, RTT News reports. Costco Wholesale Corp now has $81.51 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.99% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $186.42. About 3.06M shares traded.

Receive Costco Wholesale Corporation News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Costco Wholesale Corporation with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. The U.S. market outperformed with gains of 8.7% in comps, while the Canadian market lagged with comparable sales figures of only half that rate.

Analysts await Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) to report earnings on January, 22. This year's quarter actually had one less sales day in the US market, and so when you balance out those effects, Costco said that the upward boost to revenue this year was about 1.5 percentage points in the USA, with a slightly smaller impact worldwide. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.77 earnings per share. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $26.65. It has underperformed by 6.19% the S&P500. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a dividend of $0.50 per share.

Among 31 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Atlanta Management L L C reported 60,197 shares.

The investor is now holding $13.38 million shares due in part to a decrease of 1.15 million new shares in their portfolio. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. "(NASDAQ:COST) Holdings Boosted by Capital World Investors" was published by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. 123 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. Robert W. Baird restated a "buy" rating and issued a $200.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Glenmede Tru Communication Na reported 19,921 shares stake.

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. Switzerland-based Gam Ag has invested 0.3% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Usca Ria Ltd Liability owns 13,507 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. Signaturefd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tradition Capital Ltd Company holds 0.42% or 7,869 shares. On the opposite side of that transaction from State Street Corp stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 748149 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in COST to 34.39 million shares. Sigma Inv Counselors holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 16,276 shares. Citigroup initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, November 9 with "Neutral" rating. The stock has a market capitalization of $82,285.14, a P/E ratio of 32.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.06 and a beta of 0.98. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Fool.com and their article: "Better Buy: Costco Wholesale Corporation vs. Amazon.com" published on November 15, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "There Is Something Off With Costco" with publication date: December 10, 2017. Iberiabank Corporation holds 0.6% or 12,689 shares in its portfolio. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Mngmt Ltd Company has 96,507 shares. Therefore 65% are positive. Oppenheimer reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Costco Wholesale presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $179.50. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by UBS. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $195 target. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, December 5, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of COST in report on Tuesday, May 31 with "Buy" rating.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $4.30 million activity. GALANTI RICHARD A sold $802,892 worth of stock.

In other Costco Wholesale news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 3,000 shares of Costco Wholesale stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. MOULTON PAUL G sold 8,696 shares worth $1.40M.



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