Ashfield Capital Partners LLC Sells 3339 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

In other Costco Wholesale Corporation news, insider John D. Mckay sold 4,948 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 3rd. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 9,349,671 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $1,425,918,000 after buying an additional 199,619 shares during the last quarter. Costco Wholesale Co. The firm has a market cap of $84,250.00, a P/E ratio of 30.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.14 and a beta of 0.98. (NASDAQ COST) traded up $2.46 during trading on Friday, reaching $191.84. The shares were sold at an average price of $193.20, for a total transaction of $966,000.00.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Signaturefd Ltd Liability Com reported 0.03% stake. Shares for $1.40 million were sold by MOULTON PAUL G. The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.01.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $167.52. NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) has risen 77.85% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Covington Capital Management decreased Ishares Tr (IVV) stake by 1,521 shares to 5,105 valued at $1.29 million in 2017Q3. Its up 0.28, from 1.12 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 69 investors sold Costco Wholesale Corporation shares while 383 reduced holdings.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in COST. Edgestream Partners L.P. now owns 2,304 shares of the retailer's stock worth $386,000 after purchasing an additional 748 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,180,770 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $668,630,000 after buying an additional 4,046,164 shares during the last quarter. Scott Selber holds 8,770 shares. Shamrock Asset Management LLC now owns 662 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $109,000 after acquiring an additional 418 shares during the period. Johnson Gru Incorporated Inc reported 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ser Ltd Liability invested in 46,020 shares or 0.37% of the stock. The firm has "Hold" rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, June 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Monday, December 18. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.42% or 16,854 shares. Dowling & Yahnke Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.76% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 45,624 shares. Vanguard Grp owns 34.39M shares. Metropolitan Life invested in 0.23% or 228,094 shares. Heritage Corporation accumulated 12,857 shares or 0.14% of the stock.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 insider sales for $15.23 million activity. About 1.06 million shares traded.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Here's How Costco Wholesale Corporation Crushed It in 2017" on December 30, 2017, also Usnews.com with their article: "Costco Shows Its Strength Online" published on December 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Portfolio review leads to Sam's Club closings" on January 11, 2018. $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578 worth of stock.

Among 8 analysts covering New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. New Residential Investment Corp had 22 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was initiated by Nomura.

Among 15 analysts covering Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. As per Saturday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by DA Davidson. Chevy Chase Trust Inc has 0.33% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 438,124 shares. Moreover, South Texas Money Limited has 0.32% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 40,470 shares. Wunderlich maintained it with "Buy" rating and $101 target in Thursday, May 19 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $160.0 target in Monday, August 28 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, November 9. Franklin Street Advsr Nc reported 2,440 shares stake. (NYSE:CIT). Dnb Asset Mgmt As holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CIT Group Inc.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 74 selling transactions for $62.85 million activity. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. (NYSE:MLM). Schwab Charles Mngmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. 103 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. 143.66 million shares or 1.96% more from 140.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership owns 18 shares. The stock of CIT Group Inc. Homrich Berg, Georgia-based fund reported 1,599 shares. Catalyst Capital Ltd Llc accumulated 0.01% or 600 shares.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. Shelton Capital Management now owns 67,956 shares of the retailer's stock worth $11,396,000 after purchasing an additional 28,966 shares during the last quarter. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. (NYSE:MLM) for 70 shares. Hsbc Public Limited Co owns 500,142 shares. Nebraska-based Ameritas Inc has invested 0.01% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 213,207 shares. Therefore 76% are positive. CIT Group had 56 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $158 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, December 19 by Citigroup. Wood maintained BlackRock, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $19100 target. The stock of NetEase, Inc. Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to "Perform" rating in Wednesday, March 1 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 29. (NYSE:CRM) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 3. The firm has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 23. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 4. Barclays Capital maintained BlackRock, Inc.

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