On May, 31 Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Analysts See $1.67 EPS

May 16, 2018 - By Stephany Jackson

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 0.21, from 2017Q3’s 1.19. The ratio is negative due to Costco Wholesale Corporation positioning: 64 sold and 442 reduced. 134 funds acquired stakes and 364 increased stakes. Investors holded 304.48 million in 2017Q3 but now own 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more.
Renaissance Group Inc Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 19,671 shs or 1.46% of their US capital. Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co invested 0.24% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Hsbc Public Ltd Com owns 626,334 shs. Vanguard Group accumulated 34.70M shs. Plante Moran Finance Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.18% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Nuwave Invest Ltd Company holds 3,272 shs. Steinberg Glob Asset Management invested 0.13% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Pitcairn stated it has 0.3% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Jefferies Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 154,487 shs or 0.13% of all its holdings. Veritable Limited Partnership has 0.07% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 24,937 were accumulated by Vantage Invest Advisors Ltd Company. Kentucky Retirement accumulated 26,948 shs or 0.36% of the stock. Sii Wi, Wisconsin-based fund reported 1,419 shs. Markel accumulated 0.14% or 39,000 shs. Maryland Capital stated it has 0.06% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Costco Wholesale Corporation registered $22.24 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 15 selling transactions since December 18, 2017. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $580,230 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, February 1. On Monday, January 8 Vachris Roland Michael sold $977,510 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,200 shs. Murphy James P. also sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, January 5. $3.86M worth of stock was sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18. The insider Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080. On Friday, December 22 GALANTI RICHARD A sold $958,087 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)’s earnings release is awaited by WallStreet on May, 31, Zacks reports. Analysts have anticipation on stock’s EPS of $1.67. That’s up 19.29 % from last year’s $1.4 EPS. In case of $1.67 EPS COST’s profit could be $732.83 million. Wall Street now forecasts 17.61 % EPS growth despite Costco Wholesale Corporation last quarter’s EPS of $1.42. COST hit $198.71 during the last trading session after $3.23 change.Currently Costco Wholesale Corporation is uptrending after 14.69% change in last May 17, 2017. COST has 1.77 million shares volume. COST outperformed by 3.14% the S&P 500.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

In total 17 analysts cover Costco (NASDAQ:COST). “Buy” rating has 14, “Sell” are 0, while 3 are “Hold”. 82% are bullish. 25 are the (NASDAQ:COST)’s analyst reports since November 22, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Thursday, April 12 report Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 14 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Robert W. Baird. In Thursday, November 30 report Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $185.0 target. On Thursday, March 8 the stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, December 15 the firm earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim. On Friday, December 15 Jefferies maintained the shares of COST in report with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim. On Thursday, March 8 the stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, April 12 the company was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy” on Tuesday, December 5.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses.The firm is valued at $87.20 billion. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.The P/E ratio is 29.62. The firm provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances.

For more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news posted recently go to: Globenewswire.com, Nasdaq.com, Streetinsider.com, Globenewswire.com or 247Wallst.com. The titles are as follows: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” posted on May 10, 2018, “Walmart Inc Chases Its Great White Whale to India” on May 10, 2018, “Buffett’s Berkshire 13F Confirms Increase in Apple (AAPL) Stake Along with Increase in Holdings of Teva (TEVA) (More…)” with a publish date: May 15, 2018, “Costco Auto Program Announces Nationwide Special Offer with Volvo” and the last “Volvo Offers Employee New Car Pricing to Costco Members” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

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