BidaskClub Lowers Costco Wholesale (COST) to Buy

Marketfield Asset Management Llc sold 4,030 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)'s stock rose 1.54%. The institutional investor held 35,000 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.75 million, up from 27,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Costco Wholesale Corp. now has $82.94 billion valuation. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 17,278 shares of the retailer's stock worth $2,763,000 after purchasing an additional 10,821 shares during the last quarter. About 832,050 shares traded.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. About 3.29 million shares traded or 21.58% up from the average. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 3,005.9% during the 2nd quarter. With 316,200 avg volume, 11 days are for Genesee & Wyoming Inc Class A (NYSE:GWR)'s short sellers to cover GWR's short positions. The SI to Intellipharmaceutics International Inc's float is 7.61%. The stock increased 5.01% or $3.19 during the last trading session, reaching $66.81. It has underperformed by 2.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. Btc Cap Mngmt Inc, Iowa-based fund reported 6,648 shares. 103 funds opened positions while 331 raised stakes. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Liability Corporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.39M shares. Vista Capital Prtn invested in 2,652 shares or 0.1% of the stock. (NYSE:AIG) for 104,096 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Assocs has invested 0.01% in Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale in the third quarter valued at $102,000. Regentatlantic Ltd Llc holds 9,737 shares.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Guggenheim Capital Ltd owns 629,042 shares or 0.17% of their USA portfolio. Its up 8.33% from 1,200 shares previously. Manning And Napier Advisors Ltd Liability owns 1.20M shares. Alexandria Cap Ltd Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY). 148,965 were accumulated by Df Dent And Inc. 130.57 million shares or 0.55% more from 129.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. (NYSE:GWR). 154,100 are owned by State Common Retirement Fund. The company has market cap of $20.81 million. It operates through three divisions: North American Operations, Australian Operations, and U.K./European Operations. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $6500 target. Incyte had 78 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $190.76. Credit Suisse maintained BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) to report earnings on May, 2. Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $155 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Amedisys, Inc. (NYSE:GWR) has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, December 4 by Bank of America. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, September 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Maxim Group maintained the shares of IPCI in report on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Outperform" on Wednesday, May 3.


Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 sales for $22.79 million activity. Another trade for 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 was made by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a buy rating and issued a $200.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Monday, December 4th. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold 3,000 shares worth $580,230.

In related news, VP Timothy L. Rose sold 17,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.17 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.71 earnings per share for the current year. The insider Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080. (NYSE:BLK). 7,450 are held by Skylands Ltd Co. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 511,728 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $84,072,000 after acquiring an additional 16,066 shares during the last quarter. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was reduced too. BidaskClub cut Costco Wholesale from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday. Therefore 69% are positive. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $215.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Friday, December 15th. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Shares for $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, January 8. Next Financial Group has invested 0.37% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The stock has "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 24. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, June 19 with "Buy" rating. Susquehanna Bancshares lifted their price objective on Costco Wholesale from $205.00 to $215.00 and gave the company a "positive" rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, March 8 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 2,326,481 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $433,005,000 after purchasing an additional 2,221,445 shares in the last quarter. Stevens First Principles Invest Advisors owns 213 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Garrison Bradford And Associates reported 5.08% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Aviance Cap Prns Limited Com, Florida-based fund reported 1,840 shares. 2,667 were accumulated by Banced Corporation. Barclays Capital maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, September 23. Zpr Management accumulated 18,239 shares. Kbc Grp Inc Nv has invested 0.09% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (NASDAQ:HMNF). Maltese Cap Management Ltd owns 0.2% invested in HMN Financial, Inc. Andra Ap stated it has 60,500 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Steinberg Global Asset Management reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, June 28 with "Hold". (NYSE:AIG). Daiwa Secs Gru Incorporated stated it has 196,332 shares.

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