The hedge fund held 111,017 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $20.66M, down from 115,378 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 9.44% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 1.6% increase over the past 3 months. About 19,907 shares traded. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley reported 1,500 shares stake. Highland Capital Management Lp sold 1,700 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)'s stock declined 1.86%. The Polaris Capital Management Llc holds 254,955 shares with $56.21 million value, up from 142,751 last quarter. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.53, for a total transaction of $277,012.90. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4,724 shares. Therefore 40% are positive. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Buy". Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $200.0 target. As per Tuesday, November 17, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The stock has "Buy" rating by Gordon Haskett on Friday, January 12. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 8 with "Buy". On Friday, January 5 Murphy James P. sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares. Fish Kathleen B sold 1,313 shares worth $103,190.
In other news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 3,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. It increased, as 64 investors sold PG shares while 740 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. Horan Capital invested in 0.17% or 4,539 shares. Appleton Ma holds 1.12% of its portfolio in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) for 78,299 shares. Trust Co Of Vermont, a Vermont-based fund reported 40,078 shs. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 6,611,043 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $1,230,447,000 after acquiring an additional 3,062,864 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein LP invested in 22,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Fiduciary Of The Southwest Incorporated Tx holds 30,106 shares. Korea Investment CORP now owns 302,112 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $46,075,000 after buying an additional 202,512 shares during the period. Arete Wealth Advisors Lc holds 13,069 shares.
Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $21.65 million activity. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, December 15 with "Hold".
In other Costco news, insider Russell D. Miller sold 12,393 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 19th. Shares for $3.86 million were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. Shares for $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A on Friday, December 22. Hines Daniel M. sold 5,000 shs worth $943,080. Paragon Cap Mgmt Ltd Company reported 4.65% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).
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During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.98. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. Jennison Associates LLC raised its stake in Costco by 86.3% during the fourth quarter. The company saw 1.72 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Indexiq Advsrs Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.06% in United Insurance Holdings Corp. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 49,600 shares of the retailer's stock worth $8,143,000 after purchasing an additional 2,688 shares during the period. Hbk Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4,500 shares. Pillar Pacific Limited Liability holds 0.86% or 37,773 shares.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) shares jumped 0.67 percent and closed the day at $195.26. Voya Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested in 401,575 shares. Magellan Asset Management Ltd now owns 6,588,695 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,226,288,000 after purchasing an additional 154,320 shares during the period. Burney invested in 2,829 shs or 0.03% of the stock. COST's profit could be $732.83 million with 29.43 P/E in case $1.67 EPS is revealed. Chesley Taft & Limited Co reported 1.62% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The Michigan-based Comerica Securities has invested 0.1% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (NASDAQ:UIHC). Rhumbline Advisers owns 43,534 shares.
Analysts expect Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report $1.67 EPS on May, 24.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 19.29 % from last quarter's $1.4 EPS. Gould Asset Management Ltd Co Ca holds 0.12% or 1,446 shares.
Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60 million and $311.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Omega Healthcare Invs Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 350 shares to 1,170 shares, valued at $32.22 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.
A total of 16 analysts rate Costco (NASDAQ:COST) as follows: 13 "Buy", 3 "Hold" and 0 "Sell". Therefore 72% are positive. Costco had 27 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, March 8 with "Buy" rating. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, July 6 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17 with "Buy". The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Tuesday, January 23 with "Buy". Costco Wholesale Corp. has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $172.11.