Vanguard Group Inc. Grows Stake in Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST)

James Marshall
December 6, 2017

Davidson & Garrard Inc. now owns 8,591 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,441,000 after purchasing an additional 3,609 shares during the last quarter. The stock increased 1.57% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $28.45. About 87,199 shares traded. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 7.67% of Costco Wholesale worth $5,380,168,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500. The Highbridge Capital Management Llc holds 1,900 shares with $304,000 value, down from 5,600 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $82.58B valuation. SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,527 shares of the retailer's stock worth $404,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. About 2.88M shares traded. Costco Wholesale COST has $195 highest and $156 lowest target. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. (NYSE:TWX). Meru Cap Grp Incorporated L P, New York-based fund reported 70,000 shares. Also, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, June 23. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 41,396 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,647,369.68. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Northcoast. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 6 by UBS. Mitsubishi UFJ initiated it with "Buy" rating and $3000 target in Monday, May 29 report. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an outperform rating on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by Wells Fargo. Halcyon Management Partners Lp acquired 94,002 shares as Time Warner Inc (TWX)'s stock rose 1.19%. It also reduced its holding in Nextera Energy Partners Lp (NYSE:NEP) by 34,287 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 66,327 shares, and cut its stake in Continental Resources Inc (NYSE:CLR).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. 15 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. National Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 0.09% or 113,185 shares. Shamrock Asset Mngmt Ltd Llc stated it has 244 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 600.08 million shares or 1.15% less from 607.09 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Adirondack Trust holds 0.26% or 2,029 shares. Qs holds 35,433 shares. Hightower invested in 0.23% or 259,959 shares. Country Club Trust Na accumulated 10,593 shares. The Halcyon Management Partners Lp holds 286,068 shares with $28.72M value, up from 192,066 last quarter. 12,932 are held by Stillwater Invest Management Ltd Liability. Ifc Holding Fl reported 0.03% stake. Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp Ma has 5,085 shares. Keating Invest Counselors Inc holds 5,231 shares.

Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. Norinchukin Comml Bank The, a Japan-based fund reported 71,000 shares.

Calamos Wealth Management Llc increased Chevrontexaco Corp (NYSE:CVX) stake by 6,951 shares to 52,958 valued at $5.53 million in 2017Q2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 64 investors sold Costco Wholesale Corporation shares while 376 reduced holdings.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The retailer reported $2.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.06. M&T Bancorporation holds 0.05% in Time Warner Inc. Blb&B Lc reported 4,640 shares. Brighton Jones LLC increased its stake in Costco Wholesale by 0.3% in the third quarter.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The Pennsylvania-based Smithfield Trust Commerce has invested 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Parametric Lc owns 0.26% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1.32M shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams stated it has 0.24% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Following the sale, the director now owns 6,974 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,150,152.08. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, December 3. Ariel Limited Liability Com stated it has 219,563 shares. Perkins Coie Tru invested in 3,528 shares. Boys Arnold & accumulated 13,959 shares. Nomura Holding Inc holds 0.13% or 548,750 shares. 60,824 are owned by Ngam Advsrs Ltd Partnership. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 40,889 shares. Therefore 65% are positive. Baird reiterated a buy rating and set a $200.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Costco Wholesale Co. The firm has a market cap of $80,899.88, a PE ratio of 31.81, a PEG ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 0.98. Bernstein has "Mkt Perform" rating and $170 target. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, May 26 with "Buy" rating. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $20000 target. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 5,999 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $915,000 after buying an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. COST's profit will be $572.46 million for 36.18 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality.

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