Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Ebony Scott
July 15, 2017

The Archon Capital Management Llc holds 44,225 shares with $7.08M value, up from 21,650 last quarter. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Costco Wholesale Corporation's earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $40.54 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $42.52 billion. Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -2.22%.

Session activity on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares bumps the stock on today's most active list. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

In the last reported quarter, Costco Wholesale reported its Actual EPS (earnings per share) of $1.4/share where most of the analysts working on this stock were estimating the EPS to be $1.31/share. Therefore 78% are positive. (NASDAQ:MYGN) earned "Hold" rating by Gabelli on Wednesday, August 10. JP Morgan maintained the shares of COST in report on Monday, October 5 with "Overweight" rating. Sterne Agee CRT has "Buy" rating and $154 target. Vetr raised Costco Wholesale Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $175.18 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Neutral" on Tuesday, December 8. The stock of ITT Inc. The company was initiated on Friday, December 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Aegis Capital has "Buy" rating and $47 target. Share performance for the month is now at -14.91%. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 16.00%.

Simply put, readings in the range of 80% to 100% indicate that the security is oversold while readings in the 0% to 20% range suggest it is overbought. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 48,845 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,855,598.50. The stock has relative volume of 1.53. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 14,000 shares of company stock worth $2,518,180. About 1.92M shares traded. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct stated it has 0.89% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). It has outperformed by 39.76% the S&P500. Mufg Americas accumulated 0.62% or 117,085 shares. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. Numeric Investors Llc acquired 184,118 shares as Dorian Lpg Ltd (LPG)'s stock declined 7.80%. 43 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Stifel Financial Corp holds 35,898 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Rech & Management invested in 0% or 305 shares. Ghp Invest Advisors holds 0.44% or 14,745 shares. Bankshares Of America Corp De owns 2,276 shares. Da Davidson & Company reported 600 shares.

A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for COST producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 1.83% and for the month booked as 1.69%. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. 116 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. Vanguard Group Incorporated reported 10.88 million shares.

The Target Price for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is $182.85/share according to the consensus analysis of analysts working on the stock.

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With all other things going on, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has been on a free fall - declining -6.09 percent in just three months. Gsa Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0.03% in Vicor Corp (NASDAQ:VICR).

Goelzer Investment Management Inc increased American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) stake by 7,769 shares to 63,139 valued at $4.68M in 2016Q4. Ibm Retirement Fund has invested 0.29% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tudor Corp Et Al invested in 104,463 shares.

The total number of shares percentage held by insiders is about 0.79% while the number of Shares % held by institutions is 73.5%. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Vicor Corp (NASDAQ:VICR) for 13,764 shares. Axa reported 504,348 shares stake. Hbk Investments LP holds 0.06% or 71,000 shares in its portfolio. Costco Wholesale Corporation had a net margin of 2.06% and a return on equity of 20.45%. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Com reported 3,494 shares. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. Transamerica Financial Advsr Inc holds 61 shares. (COST) stake by 11.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. It also reduced Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stake by 316,790 shares and now owns 92,851 shares. Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) was reduced too.

Looking out over the past year, company shares have been recorded -5.17% off the 52 week high and 97.43% away from the low over the same period.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of, Inc. Therefore 50% are positive.

According to Yahoo Finance, The Dividend Date for Costco Wholesale is May 26, 2017 and its Ex-Dividend Date is May 10, 2017. On Tuesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with "Hold". Epoch Inv Prtn has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). On June 26 the stock rating was upgraded from " to "Outperform" in a report from Raymond James. BMO Capital Markets downgraded shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and reduced their price target for the company from $185.00 to $160.00 in a research report on Monday. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, March 31.

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