Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2018 Q2. It has change of 0.19, from 2018Q1’s 0.92. The ratio increased due to COST positioning: 36 sold and 406 reduced. 109 funds bought holdings and 380 increased holdings. Investors holded 305.24 million in 2018Q1 but now own 305.79 million shares or 0.18% more. Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 791,863 shs. Glenmede Trust Com Na stated it has 141,206 shs. Orleans Cap Management Corporation La holds 14,785 shs or 2.23% of its capital. Cipher LP has 6,874 shs for 0.3% of their capital. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel, California-based fund reported 27,986 shs. Field & Main National Bank has invested 0.76% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Steinberg Glob Asset owns 4,964 shs or 0.15% of their US capital. Northeast Inv Mngmt reported 108,660 shs. Thompson Rubinstein Invest Or, a Oregon-based fund reported 53,718 shs. Greatmark Invest owns 1,435 shs. Ashfield Capital Prtnrs Ltd Co has 1.19% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Buckingham Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.11% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 530,875 are owned by Credit Suisse Ag. Moreover, Cedar Hill Assocs Lc has 0.13% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,088 shs. Chemung Canal Trust Communication reported 0.08% stake.
COST had 8 selling transactions and 0 insider buys since June 1, 2018. This’s net activity of $8.80 million. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $586,350 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 3,000 shs on Friday, June 1. Shares for $1.43 million were sold by Hines Daniel M.. Another trade for 2,500 shs valued at $512,970 was made by Rose Timothy L. on Wednesday, June 13. On Friday, June 15 GALANTI RICHARD A sold $498,315 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 2,406 shs. MOULTON PAUL G had sold 5,585 shs worth $1.16 million on Monday, June 18.
According to 2018Q2 Securities and Exchange filling the Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc reduced its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) by 4.35%. By selling 74,189 shares Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc made the stock popped up with 18.78%. At the end of 2018Q2, the 1.63M shares of the department and specialty retail stores company held by the institutional investor were valued at $340.56B, down from 1.70 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Costco Wholesale Corporation has $104.18B MC. Ticker’s shares touched $237.74 during the last trading session after 0.40% change.Costco Wholesale Corporation has volume of 2.26 million shares. Since November 10, 2017 COST has risen 51.49% and is uptrending. COST outperformed by 35.87% the S&P500.
Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc operates about $130487.93B US Long portfolio. It increased its stake in Orbcomm Inc (NASDAQ:ORBC) by 490 shares to 43,032 shares, valued at $434.62 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc has risen its stake in Slm Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) and also increased its holding in Ashford Hospitality (NYSE:AHT) by 27,029 shares in the quarter, for a total of 242,762 shares.
Earnings report for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is awaited on December, 13., as reported by RTT. Analysts forecast 17.65 % diference or $1.60 from the $1.36 EPS from 2017. This could be $701.14 million profit for COST assuming the current $1.60 EPS will become reality. After $2.36 EPS report last quarter, Wall Street now sees -32.20 % negative EPS growth of Costco Wholesale Corporation.
A couple more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were brought out by: Seekingalpha.com which released on October 16, 2018 “Costco Is Not A Buy Yet”, also Seekingalpha.com on October 29, 2018 brought out “Costco: The Benchmark Retailer, But Is It Wise To Buy?”, the next Nasdaq.com is “Why Target Stock Is Up 31% in 2018” on November 10, 2018. Investorplace.com has article titled “10 Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Holidays”.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage
Total analysts of 13 have positions in Costco (NASDAQ:COST) as follows: 10 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 3 with “Hold”. The positive are 77%. Since May 16, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Costco has 20 analyst reports. On Friday, October 5 the firm earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, September 7 the stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, September 17 the stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan. On Wednesday, May 30 Argus Research maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $220 target. On Friday, June 15 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Cowen & Co. The stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Tuesday, July 17. On Monday, September 17 the firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital. On Friday, September 14 the stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, September 10. On Monday, July 23 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Citigroup.
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