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Recent Analysts Ratings Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

The institutional investor held 21,087 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.74 million, up from 18,752 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock decreased 0.79% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $30.28. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.63% the S&P500. Lazard Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Costco Wholesale by 125.4% in the fourth quarter. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.39% and Monthly Volatility of 1.86%. The retailer reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by ($0.03). Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $80.11 billion market cap company. Company insiders own 0.58% of the company's stock. About 723,688 shares traded. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.26% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Cutler Capital Management Llc, which manages about $356.71M and $224.69 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Citizens First Bank (NASDAQ:CZFC) by 14,675 shares to 55,000 shares, valued at $1.31 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of COST.

Among 53 analysts covering Apple Inc. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $190.76. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 27 with "Overweight". Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $16000 target. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 22. 65,647 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,575,903. $2.65M worth of Apple Inc. Shares for $1.31 million were sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, January 8.

Analysts await Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on May, 1. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.17 EPS. After $1.53 actual EPS reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.15% EPS growth. It worsened, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. Shares for $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael. Bourgeon Cap Management Ltd holds 23,678 shares or 2.29% of its portfolio. David R Rahn Associates Incorporated reported 4.09% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Moreover, Affinity Wealth has 0.65% invested in Apple Inc. Contrarius Investment Mgmt Limited has 682,298 shares for 6.16% of their portfolio. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corp reported 206,600 shares. 5,187 are held by Logan Capital Mngmt. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 172,842 shares. 32,059 were accumulated by Barrett Asset Management Limited Liability Company. Middleton & Ma invested in 57,247 shares or 1.7% of the stock. Columbia Asset Management holds 0.22% or 4,350 shares. Birinyi Associates reported 3,450 shares or 0.27% of all its holdings. Clarivest Asset Ltd has invested 3.61% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Cetera Investment Advisers now owns 1,390 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. 17,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $3.15 million were sold by Rose Timothy L.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $5.29 million activity. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc accumulated 77,268 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $192.06, for a total transaction of $5,761,800.00.

In other news, Director James D. Sinegal sold 30,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 17th. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. MEISENBACH JOHN W also sold $573,930 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Cls Ltd Llc reported 0% stake. Nomura Incorporated holds 56,778 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Costco Wholesale Co. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 0.44.

Lakeview Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in At&T Inc (T) by 17.78% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chemung Canal stated it has 0.07% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Orleans Cap Mngmt La reported 2,000 shares. South State accumulated 48,933 shares. Cibc World Markets holds 88,557 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.27% or 181,405 shares.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 15 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Costco Wholesale Corporation as 31.34 Billion. Therefore 69% are positive. The company was reinitiated on Thursday, December 8 by Credit Suisse. Hendley & Com has 0.22% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 2,400 shares.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Costco Wholesale Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of -1.55%, where Monthly Performance is -1.67%, Quarterly performance is -3.02%, 6 Months performance is 12.15% and yearly performance percentage is 13.32%. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, November 9. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, February 12. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, June 26 by Wells Fargo. Oppenheimer restated a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Tigress Financial given on Friday, January 5.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) will report its next earnings on Mar 07 AMC. They expect $1.66 EPS, up 18.57% or $0.26 from last year's $1.4 per share.

Shares of COST stock traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $186.59. Argus upped their target price on shares of Costco Wholesale to $200.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th.

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