EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Expected At $1.99

Costco Wholesale COST
First American Financial (FAF) At $48.16 Forms Top; Seven Eight Capital Lowered Costco Whsl New (COST) Position
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10 September, 2017

Shares for $544,810 were sold by McKay John D. The Sterling Global Strategies Llc holds 23,208 shares with $3.72 million value, down from 3.54M last quarter. The company has market cap of $29.28 billion. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,089,081 shares of the retailer's stock worth $182,628,000 after buying an additional 315,512 shares during the period. The stock had a trading volume of 3,364,570 shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a buy rating and issued a $185.00 target price on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Destination Wealth Management, which manages about $1.42B and $1.36B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (IJR) by 6,554 shares to 356,134 shares, valued at $48.98M in 2016Q4, according to the filing.

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.14 on September 8, reaching $34.89. First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) has risen 15.34% since September 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.36% the S&P500. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twenty have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 25% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 88 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet upgraded the shares of NYT in report on Tuesday, August 18 to "Buy" rating. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $180.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, December 8 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Friday, June 23. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, August 24 with "Buy" rating. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, July 10 to "Market Perform" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, August 3.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $19.66 million activity. Gamco Et Al has 0.03% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 30,664 shares. Hines Daniel M. sold $906,598 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Personal Capital Advisors Corp's holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $27,431,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold $667,799.

Capital World Investors now owns 17,777,162 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $2,843,102,000 after buying an additional 1,007,720 shares in the last quarter. It's up 0.07, from 0.04 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold COST shares while 405 reduced holdings. 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. Huntington Bank & Trust holds 0.24% or 83,194 shares in its portfolio. Hudson Canyon Counselors Limited Liability Corp has invested 1.44% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Texas-based Moody Bank Division has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Jarislowsky Fraser Limited holds 167,932 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Thomas White International Ltd owns 198,942 shares or 1.02% of their USA portfolio. Security National Trust Commerce holds 0.37% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 6,399 shares. Proshare Limited Liability Com invested in 0% or 32,305 shares. Pioneer Tru Bancorporation N A Or has 0.16% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Buckingham Mngmt Inc reported 2,280 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 62.0% during the 1st quarter. Boys Arnold Communication Inc holds 0.36% or 13,409 shares.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc increased Dave & Busters Entmt Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) stake by 77,910 shares to 988,440 valued at $55.65 million in 2016Q4. Vaughan David Invs Incorporated Il owns 1,679 shares.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on October, 5 after the close. They expect $1.99 EPS, up 12.43% or $0.22 from last year's $1.77 per share. COST's profit would be $872.86M giving it 19.76 P/E if the $1.99 EPS is correct. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $172.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. The Kentucky-based Todd Asset Management Llc has invested 0.47% in the stock. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. 19 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc reported 0% in New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT). Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mngmt reported 31,005 shares stake. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th were issued a $0.50 dividend. (NYSE:PFE) for 1.40M shares. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 4,180,770 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $668,630,000 after purchasing an additional 4,046,164 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership invested in 0.07% or 46,403 shares. Kcm Investment Advsrs Lc accumulated 114,348 shares. Quinn Opportunity Prns Ltd Liability invested in 159,700 shares or 0.64% of the stock. (NYSE:PFE) for 290,701 shares. Quantum Mngmt accumulated 30,470 shares or 0.27% of the stock. (NYSE:PFE). Checchi Advisers Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.33% in Pfizer Inc. Tradewinds Ltd Company holds 9,721 shares.

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