Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Shares in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Acquired by Slow Capital Inc

Shares in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Acquired by Slow Capital Inc

The institutional investor held 1.07 million shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $62.44 million, down from 1.15 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Discovery Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Controladora Vuela Cia De Av for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $867.00M market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $9.81 during the last trading session, reaching $1440.6.

Ashfield Capital Prtnrs Limited Liability holds 1.07% or 44,611 shares in its portfolio. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. COST outperformed the S&P500 by 3.14%.

Engineers Gate Manager Lp reduced its stake by 53.71% in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST), according to 2017Q4 Securities and Exchange filling. Moreover, Bragg Inc has 0.61% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Columbia Partners Llc Investment Management, which manages about $3.03 billion and $754.39M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 79,041 shares to 81,497 shares, valued at $7.49 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. $85.65 billion is the market cap of Costco Whsl Corp New. The stock increased 2.84% or $5.36 during the last trading session, reaching $194.27. ELVT's profit would be $4.65 million giving it 16.95 P/E if the $0.11 EPS is correct. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $573,930 was sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $810,788 was sold by ZOOK DENNIS R. Rose Timothy L. had sold 12,000 shares worth $2.21M on Thursday, March 22. Therefore 50% are positive. Priceline.com had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Outperform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 31. The rating was downgraded by Cleveland on Friday, February 26 to "Neutral". Raymond James has "Buy" rating and $202.0 target. Citigroup maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, May 27 with "Neutral" rating. On Thursday, January 4 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus.

Analysts await Controladora Vuela CompañÃa de Aviación, S.A.B.de C.V. (NYSE:VLRS) to report earnings on April, 20 before the open. Assetmark Inc. now owns 564 shares of the retailer's stock worth $105,000 after acquiring an additional 326 shares during the last quarter. Ycg Llc bought 7,520 shares as the company's stock 0.00%.

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Big Money Sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54.

Slow Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Costco Wholesale Co.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The retailer reported $1.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.45 by ($0.03). Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 119,294 shares. Koshinski Asset Management accumulated 6,960 shares. Empirical Financial Limited Liability Corp holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,523 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation reported 38,174 shares. BidaskClub upgraded Costco Wholesale from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Concorde Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 0.76% or 514 shares. Nadler Financial Group Incorporated holds 0.07% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,295 shs. Glenmede Tru Na has 136,426 shares. Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 1.61M shares or 0.19% of its portfolio.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 selling transactions for $24.18 million activity. On Friday, October 20 the insider GALANTI RICHARD A sold $802,892. Parsons Capital Mgmt Ri has 3,749 shares. 6,985 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $1.31M were sold by MOULTON PAUL G. Shares for $943,080 were sold by Hines Daniel M. on Monday, January 8. UBS upgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Monday, October 26. Outfitter Advsrs accumulated 1.39% or 22,195 shares. After $1.42 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.90% EPS growth. Iberiabank Corp reported 15,432 shares. It also increased its holding in Lincoln Elec Hldgs Com (NASDAQ:LECO) by 3,840 shares in the quarter, for a total of 16,787 shares, and has risen its stake in Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI). Vetr lowered Costco Wholesale from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $195.68 price target on the stock.in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Therefore 69% are positive. The stock rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett to "Buy" on Friday, January 12. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Friday, December 15 with "Hold".

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