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Costco Wholesale (COST) Upgraded at BidaskClub

Costco Wholesale (COST) Upgraded at BidaskClub

Shamrock Asset Management LLC now owns 662 shares of the retailer's stock worth $109,000 after purchasing an additional 418 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 161,764 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.18 million, up from 153,342 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Sir Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Tenaris S A for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $21.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.05% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $188.91. How much shares are traded? (NASDAQ:HAIN) has declined 14.00% since April 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.09% the S&P500.

Norris Perne & French Llp increased Costco Whsl Corp New Com (COST) stake by 6.05% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mawer Investment Management Ltd sold 30,231 shares as Bce Inc (BCE)'s stock declined 10.41%. Brinker Capital reported 1,758 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Calamos Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $81.03B market cap company.

The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $75.99. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, September 2. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Analysts await Tenaris S.A. (NYSE:TS) to report earnings on April, 25. Vista Prtnrs invested in 2,735 shares. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by Tenaris S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Friday, July 21 by BMO Capital Markets. Therefore 57% are positive. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $191.39. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, December 8 with "Outperform" rating. A rating of 3 would show a mean Hold recommendation. Citigroup initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, October 11 report. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Cowen & Co. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 8 by JP Morgan. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. 45 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. About 2.54 million shares traded or 1.90% up from the average. Conestoga Advsrs Lc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,505 shares. Klingenstein Fields Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.14% or 19,751 shares. Willow Creek Wealth Mngmt reported 51,779 shares. Gardner Russo & Gardner Lc holds 0.01% or 5,318 shares. Oakworth Capital Inc invested in 0.02% or 548 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1.58M shares. The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 0.62, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 7.05. 16,789 are held by Kj Harrison And Prns Incorporated. 2,783 were accumulated by Grassi. Chevy Chase stated it has 432,541 shares.

Analysts on average have given a price target of $209.46 to Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock. Moreover, National Pension Serv has 0.34% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 361,653 shares. 22,195 are owned by Outfitter Advisors. On Thursday, March 22 Rose Timothy L. sold $2.21M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 12,000 shares. They expect $1.66 EPS, up 18.57% or $0.26 from last year's $1.4 per share. The retailer reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.05. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 target price (up previously from $185.00) on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Creative Planning holds 0.05% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 68,066 shares. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco had 24 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,180,770 shares of the retailer's stock worth $668,630,000 after buying an additional 4,046,164 shares during the last quarter. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Friday, September 22. Vetr upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $158.94 target in Monday, August 24 report. Wells Fargo maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, June 1 with "Hold" rating. Gordon Haskett raised Costco Wholesale from an "accumulate" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $191.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, January 12th. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 29 by Oppenheimer. As per Thursday, March 8, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. About 2.54 million shares traded or 1.90% up from the average. The insider GALANTI RICHARD A sold $802,892. Shares for $3.86 million were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. $580,230 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W on Thursday, February 1. The insider Murphy James P. sold $937,421. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.17 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

King Luther Capital Management Corp, which manages about $16.93B and $12.23B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 47,568 shares to 726,932 shares, valued at $78.15 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Aetna Inc New (NYSE:AET) by 17,140 shares in the quarter, for a total of 26,048 shares, and has risen its stake in Danaher Corp Del (NYSE:DHR).


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