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(COST) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

(COST) Given Consensus Recommendation of

The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The institutional investor held 60,629 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.96M, up from 7,814 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $81.96 billion valuation. Following last close company's stock, is 0.05% above their SMA 50 and -4.20% below the 52-week high. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $14.68 on volume of 2.2 million shares. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Costco Wholesale will post 6.59 EPS for the current year. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. IL grew its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 4.6% in the first quarter.

The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $82.40B. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.09 earnings per share.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -1.08%. About 4.26 million shares traded. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV) has declined 23.23% since January 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 208.23% the S&P500. About 5.72 million shares traded. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) was reduced too.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has been assigned a $175.00 price target by research analysts at Morgan Stanley in a report issued on Friday, December 15th. Costco Wholesale had 118 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The $49.29 level represents at least another 2.01% downside for the stock from its current price. Deily Linnet F had sold 2,312 shares worth $248,274. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Monday, June 19 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 16 by Goldman Sachs. Vetr upgraded Costco Wholesale from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $200.28 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, January 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 23.39% and a net margin of 2.09%. The firm has "Sell" rating by UBS given on Tuesday, September 22. On Wednesday, May 18 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, July 21.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $15.23 million activity. Also, VP Richard A. Galanti sold 1,930 shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, November 7th. The stock volatility for the week was 1.74% while for the month was 1.45%. 20,000 shares were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M, worth $3.86M on Monday, December 18.

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Shares of Costco Wholesale Co.

Shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) traded down $2.19 on Friday, reaching $186.29. Insiders sold a total of 59,842 shares of company stock valued at $10,744,218 in the last quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. Oak Ridge Investments Ltd Liability reported 95,827 shares. Charter Tru owns 115,283 shares for 1.64% of their portfolio. The correct version of this report can be read at http://www.mareainformativa.com/costco-wholesale-co-cost-shares-sold-by-ashfield-capital-partners-llc/123323/. 3,340 are owned by S&Co Inc. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Com owns 11,328 shares. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Costco Wholesale during the 3rd quarter valued at $102,000. Legal & General Grp Public Lc accumulated 2.43M shares. Vigilant Cap Mgmt Limited holds 25 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Citigroup initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, November 9 with "Neutral" rating. Counselors owns 8,007 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. 550,997 are owned by Millennium Management Ltd. Davis Selected Advisers reported 1.39 million shares. Jacobus Wealth Inc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 29,387 were accumulated by Evergreen Cap Mgmt Ltd Co. Moreover, Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has 0% invested in Banc of California, Inc. Its down 0.17, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. A company with a high P/E ratio usually indicated positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares. 34 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. Advisors Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.1% in CRH plc (LON:CRH). (NASDAQ:BOFI). Great West Life Assurance Company Can invested 0.01% in BofI Holding, Inc. Kcm Advsrs Limited invested in 1.2% or 119,770 shares. Tiverton Asset Management Limited Company owns 236,421 shares. The price to earnings ratio indicates the expected price of a share based on its earnings. Tompkins Financial stated it has 0.37% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Winfield Assocs owns 310 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. COST's ROI is 16.00% while DG has a ROI of 15.70%. C M Bidwell has invested 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation has 12,747 shares. Burney, a Virginia-based fund reported 1,992 shares. Hudock Cap Group Ltd Liability reported 0.02% stake. (NASDAQ:EGOV) for 19,116 shares.

Among 11 analysts covering Opko Health (NYSE:OPK), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. DA Davidson upgraded the shares of BOFI in report on Thursday, October 15 to "Buy" rating. (NYSE:BANC) on Thursday, December 21 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Jefferies. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Costco Wholesale from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. (NYSE:BANC) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 20 by DA Davidson.


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