Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Seeing Rampant Activity Today

Marco Green
June 23, 2017

It has underperformed by 46.86% the S&P500.

Bristol John W & Company Inc increased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 24.1% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Active shareholders often maintain a close study on simple moving averages of COST stock, specially the 200-day simple moving average (SMA), as it is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The retailer reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.09. Costco Wholesale Corporation's dividend payout ratio is 34.66%. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 48,845 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,855,598.50. Somerset Gru Ltd reported 2,871 shares stake.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Since December 28, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $23.42 million activity. Also, Director James D. Sinegal sold 100,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 24th. Toronto Dominion National Bank has invested 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were trading higher by 0.15 percent ($0.25) at $163.15 a piece in Wednesday's session.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. 5,000 shares valued at $906,598 were sold by Hines Daniel M. on Tuesday, June 6.

Panagora Asset Management Inc decreased Bofi Holding Inc (NASDAQ:BOFI) stake by 64,394 shares to 106,313 valued at $3.04 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) stake by 32,882 shares and now owns 370,682 shares. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class (BRKB) was raised too. Cowen and Company set a $190.00 target price on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Therefore 50% are positive. Trinseo had 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, November 4 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to "Sector Weight". The rating was upgraded by UBS on Monday, October 26 to "Buy". 750,127 are held by Bank & Trust Of America De. Bahl And Gaynor holds 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 4,078 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 19 by Northcoast.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.10, from 1.63 in 2016Q3. 116 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 313.68 million shares or 1.52% more from 308.97 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The correct version of this news story can be accessed at Savings Bank Of New York Mellon invested 0.01% in McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC). Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP holds 47,750 shares or 0.59% of its portfolio. Ionic Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 154,603 shares. Sigma Planning Corp reported 0.16% stake. Fishman Jay A Mi has invested 0% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). This is an increase from Costco Wholesale Corporation's previous special dividend of $0.45. Factory Mutual Insurance owns 213,000 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Moreover, Archon Capital Management Llc has 12.17% invested in the company for 44,225 shares. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.89% of the company's stock. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 7,929 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. Tower Bridge Advsr reported 9,658 shares. Morgan Stanley sold 177,223 shares as Trinseo S A (TSE)'s stock declined 3.34%. On average, analysts expect that Costco Wholesale Corporation will post $5.76 EPS for the current year. Therefore 38% are positive. Ratings and estimates change daily and thus the numbers may differ slightly if a new report has been issued within the last 24-hours. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup.

The company maintained ROI for the last twelve months at 6.10%. The stock's quarterly performance represents optimistic momentum of 1.62 percent. The rating was initiated by Wolfe Research with "Outperform" on Tuesday, September 22. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. After all, who wouldn't want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value?

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.12, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 8 investors sold McGrath RentCorp shares while 33 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. A total volume of 18.58 million shares were traded versus to average volume of 17.66 million shares.

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