Insider Trading at Costco Wholesale Corporation?


It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 759,152 shares with $121.55 million value, down from 764,116 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $70.83 billion valuation. The firm's institutional ownership remained 75.90% while insider ownership included 0.40%. About 987,458 shares traded. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Looking at a shorter time period, shares have been seen -13.97% away from the 50 day high and 4.79% off the 50 day low price.Covering sell-side analysts have recently weighed in on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Therefore 0 are positive. Costco Wholesale had 77 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (Nasdaq: "DISCA) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market ..." on July 27, 2017, also with their article: "Why Tesla Inc (TSLA), Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Discovery Communications Inc ..." published on July 31, 2017, published: "Discovery Communications' CEO, David Zaslav, Has A Plan" on August 02, 2017. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20000 target in Wednesday, June 28 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Thursday, December 8.

On July 10 the stock rating was downgraded to "Market Perform" from "Outperform" in a report issued by BMO Capital.

06/20/2017 - Costco Wholesale Corporation was upgraded to " by analysts at Northcoast Research. Bank of America initiated the shares of AFAM in report on Tuesday, January 24 with "Neutral" rating.

On June 19 the company was downgraded to "Hold" from "Buy" in a statement from Deutsche Bank.

Almost Family, a provider of home healthcare services. Vnbtrust National Association who had been investing in Discovery Communicatns New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.26B market cap company. It has a 9.75 P/E ratio. The Home Health division consists of two divisions: Visiting Nurse Services (VN or Visiting Nurse) and Personal Care Services (PC or Personal Care). Its most recent closing price has a distance of 0.13% from SMA20 and is 1.33% above than SMA200. It is positive, as 7 investors sold Almost Family Inc shares while 30 reduced holdings. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. Kcg Holding Inc invested in 0% or 20,004 shares.

In other news, VP James P. Murphy sold 5,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 7th. Marathon Asset Ltd Liability Partnership owns 219,700 shares for 0.76% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Limited reported 144,560 shares. South Dakota Inv Council reported 22,200 shares. Institutional investors own 74.11% of the company's stock. Shares have dropped -2.29% over the trailing 6 months. 6,400 were reported by Ellington Mgmt Grp Limited. Manufacturers Life Insur Com The reported 0% stake.

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Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $19.66 million activity. CKW Financial Group now owns 804 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. $14.21 million worth of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) was sold by Menear Craig A on Wednesday, May 17. SHERMYEN JOHN sold 10,000 shares worth $516,960. 4,000 shares were sold by Rose Timothy L., worth $667,799. WILBURN TYREE G sold 10,000 shares worth $566,500. Adirondack Research & Management Inc. owns 3.02 million shares or 1.69% of their U.S. portfolio. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $5.76 and is projected to be $5.77 for the current year with 438,593,000 shares now outstanding. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) is 4.8 percent while its Performance (Week) is 6.04 percent and Performance (month) is at 1.55 percent. After $1.40 actual EPS reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 42.14% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in COST. 18 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. This company shares are 5.56% off its target price of $113.01 and the current market capitalization stands at $131.47B.

By historical standards, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) remains a cheap stock. Bessemer Group reported 582,677 shares. Nbt Retail Bank N A Ny holds 0.06% or 2,044 shares. Manchester Cap Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 5,153 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. The shares were purchased at an average price of $181.60. Costco Wholesale Corporation also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. 8,504 are held by Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Ltd. Chicago Equity Prtn Ltd Co invested in 1,985 shares.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 25th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a report on Thursday, May 4th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.27%. 1,477 are owned by Joel Isaacson Ltd Liability Corporation. Moreover, Klingenstein Fields & Co Llc has 9.09% invested in the company for 2.00 million shares.

Omega Advisors Inc increased Time Inc (TIME) stake by 330.91% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing.