BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd Takes Position in Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST)

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

Amazon Com Inc now has $697.41B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $1905.64. About 981,115 shares traded. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Costco Wholesale Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $199.88. It has outperformed by 102.23% the S&P500. About 967,472 shares traded.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insur stated it has 0.06% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). COST outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500. It was reported on April, 16 by Barchart.com.

In total 15 analysts cover Costco (NASDAQ:COST). The insider Vachris Roland Michael sold $977,510.

On 3/22/2018 Timothy L Rose, VP, sold 12,000 with an average share price of $184.46 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,213,520.00.

In other news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Costco Wholesale from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.17 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.76 EPS for the current year. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, January 8 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 69% are positive. 81% are bullish. 27 are the (NASDAQ:COST)'s analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, August 9. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Friday, January 5 with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of COST in report on Monday, June 19 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, December 15 by Guggenheim. Finally, Barclays reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $208.00 target price on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 3. $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. on Monday, January 8. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, December 14 the stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust to "Buy" on Monday, July 31.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. Westside Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 0.3% in the second quarter. Investors holded 304.48 million in 2017Q3 but now own 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more. Brookmont Capital Management stated it has 1,372 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Limited Il holds 36,288 shares. AXA now owns 709,666 shares of the retailer's stock worth $132,083,000 after acquiring an additional 4,884 shares during the last quarter.

In recent action, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) has made a move of +1.83% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Carroll Associates reported 2,098 shares. Mathes has 0.18% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Shares of NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale closed the previous trading session at 194.16 up +5.25 2.78% with 194.2100067138672 shares trading hands. Bell Fincl Bank reported 3,107 shares. Accredited Investors reported 0.06% stake. WealthPLAN Partners LLC boosted its stake in Costco Wholesale by 342.2% in the 4th quarter. Whalerock Point Prtn Limited Liability Corp has 28,051 shares. Susquehanna maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, January 23 with "Buy" rating. 41,017 were reported by Colonial Advsrs. Costco Wholesale Corporation's short interest float is 1.87%. The company has market cap of $85.25 billion. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.29.12 is the P/E ratio. Its down 0.41, from 1.83 in 2017Q3. 84 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. Eqis Cap Inc invested in 0.05% or 4,997 shares. Chickasaw Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,320 shares. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Ngam Advisors LP invested in 1.86% or 156,277 shares. Sns Group Lc holds 531 shares. Tributary Capital Mngmt invested 0.15% in XPO Logistics, Inc. Coldstream Cap Management, a Washington-based fund reported 6,461 shares. Moreover, Lenox Wealth Management has 0.01% invested in XPO Logistics, Inc. The institutional investor held 1,900 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $354,000, down from 6,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hartline Corporation, a Illinois-based fund reported 11,554 shares. New York-based Jpmorgan Chase Company has invested 0.99% in Amazon.com, Inc. Hendley Company accumulated 2,400 shs or 0.23% of the stock. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale during the third quarter worth $181,000. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 24.74% and a net margin of 2.18%. Bankshares Of Hawaii holds 2,412 shares. Zapolsky David sold $3.24 million worth of stock. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 511,728 shares of the retailer's stock worth $84,072,000 after acquiring an additional 16,066 shares during the last quarter. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares were sold by Olsavsky Brian T. 544 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $795,502.

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