(COST) Holdings Lifted by Legal & General Group Plc

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

Chesley Taft & Associates Llc bought 13,435 shares as the company's stock rose 1.54% with the market. The hedge fund run by Eric Sprott held 120,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.40M, up from 95,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. As per Monday, December 5, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $15.04. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $526,668 was sold by Benioff Marc. Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) has risen 13.46% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.34% the S&P500. Finally, Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. raised its stake in Costco Wholesale by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. The stock of CIT Group Inc. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 92,522 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co Ltd who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.24 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.58% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $141.17. About 1.24 million shares traded or 2.42% up from the average. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT) has risen 46.21% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.51% the S&P500. On Tuesday, August 8 the insider Carlson Randolph K sold $3.05 million.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc increased Broadridge Finl Solutions In (NYSE:BR) stake by 17,640 shares to 501,428 valued at $40.53M in 2017Q3. (NYSE:NRZ) for 25,075 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 23 investors sold CIT shares while 91 reduced holdings. Miles Capital stated it has 0.77% of its portfolio in BlackRock, Inc. Citadel Ltd stated it has 259,810 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 5,283 are owned by Proshare Advsrs Lc. Mason Street Advisors Lc has 17,207 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. 5,164 were accumulated by Archford Cap Strategies Llc. Scott Selber holds 8,770 shares. Btc Capital owns 6,648 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. 8,674 were reported by Martin Inc Tn. Nadler Financial Group reported 1,445 shares. 171.85 million shares or 0.51% less from 172.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Salesforce.com, inc. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has 0% invested in New Residential Investment Corp.

Analysts await Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) to report earnings on February, 6. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.61 earnings per share for the current year. COST's profit will be $623.53 million for 33.77 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.88 EPS previously, BCE Inc.'s analysts see -15.91% EPS growth. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the stock.

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. (NYSE:CRM) earned "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, September 1. Jefferies downgraded the shares of SHOO in report on Tuesday, January 3 to "Hold" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with "Outperform" on Tuesday, January 12. The firm has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, August 23. Susquehanna Bancshares boosted their target price on shares of Costco Wholesale from $205.00 to $215.00 and gave the company a "positive" rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 2,732,596 shares of the company were exchanged. (NYSE:BLK). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec owns 15,849 shares. Btc Cap Mgmt holds 0.2% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 6,648 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 11,528 shares. $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578 worth of stock. Pennsylvania-based Weik Serv has invested 1.14% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Norinchukin Bankshares The reported 72,907 shares. 1St Source Savings Bank has invested 0.11% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (COST) opened at $191.84 on Friday. Envestnet Asset Management Inc has invested 0% in New Residential Investment Corp. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://registrarjournal.com/2018/01/13/estabrook-capital-management-has-14-63-million-holdings-in-costco-wholesale-co-cost.html. 1,618 are held by Johnson Grp Incorporated.

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc, which manages about $187.68 million and $119.15M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 25,500 shares to 230,500 shares, valued at $4.13M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Costco Wholesale Co. has a 12 month low of $150.00 and a 12 month high of $195.35.

Analysts expect Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) to report $1.91 EPS on January, 31 after the close.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 7.91% from last quarter's $1.77 EPS. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC acquired a new position in Costco Wholesale in the 2nd quarter valued at about $107,000.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $15.23 million activity. Currently, 2.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. The insider Vachris Roland Michael sold 5,200 shares worth $977,510. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.58, for a total transaction of $802,900.00.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.25, for a total transaction of $832,501.00. Vetr upgraded shares of Costco Wholesale from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $200.28 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Therefore 69% are positive. New Residential Investment Corp had 22 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer set a $185.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $188.90. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 21. Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 0.26% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Wells Fargo has "Hold" rating and $17000 target. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 31 by UBS.

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