Steginsky Capital LLC Boosts Stake in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.01.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a beta of 0.99, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 32.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,805,874 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,118,138,000 after purchasing an additional 858,969 shares during the period. The institutional investor owned 32,659 shares of the retailer's stock after selling 897 shares during the quarter. The company's market cap is $83.77 Billion, and the average volume is 2.93 Million. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $43.24. Principal Financial Group Incorporated reported 1.32 million shares. Park Avenue Secs Ltd Company reported 0.09% stake. It has underperformed by 5.48% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.57 million activity.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) traded up $3.96 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $189.38. Bryant Diane M sold $67,048 worth of stock. Renaissance Limited Liability Com holds 19,970 shares. Rose Timothy L. sold 5,000 shares worth $966,000. 2,089,921 shares of the company traded hands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. The stock gained 0.28 percent over the past month and rose 1.75 percent year-to-date. Capital World Investors increased its holdings in shares of Costco Wholesale by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. 41 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. The active investment managers in our partner's database now have: 304.48 million shares, down from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2.

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Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. Hudock Cap Grp Ltd holds 323 shares. Huntington National Bank invested in 167,504 shares.

South Texas Money Management Ltd decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp (New) (COST) by 10.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 7,448 are held by Warren Averett Asset Limited Liability Company. West Oak Limited Company, a California-based fund reported 9,559 shares. 53,093 are owned by Mutual Of America Llc.

Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. Addenda holds 0.42% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 36,345 shares. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 17.80% of the total shares. Mechanics Bank Trust Department's holdings in Costco Wholesale were worth $5,366,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Millennium Lc holds 517,307 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Signaturefd LLC raised its position in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 81.4% in the second quarter. MOULTON PAUL G also sold $1.40M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Basically, the P/E ratio tells potential shareholders how much they have to pay for every $1 of earnings. PORTERA JOSEPH P also sold $1.93 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, October 24. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 1.5% during the 1st quarter. Therefore 69% are positive. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $215.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale in a report on Friday, December 15th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Craig Hallum. The Lower end of the earnings estimate is $1.38, while the higher end of the earnings estimate is $1.79. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by BTIG Research to "Buy" on Monday, April 4.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 24th. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, May 26 with "Hold". (NYSE:TV) earned "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Monday, May 9.

Northeast Investment Management, which manages about $1.26 billion and $1.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets (VWO) by 8,028 shares to 299,301 shares, valued at $13.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Analysts' mean recommendation for the stock is 2.10 (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 69% are positive. Grupo Televisa SAB had 23 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 22, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, October 26 report. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Carret Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 1.79% or 290,412 shares. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned "Neutral" rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, March 15. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $188.90. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Monday, August 28. The stock has "Buy" rating by Northcoast on Tuesday, June 20.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 20 investors sold MTG shares while 89 reduced holdings. Toth Fin Advisory has invested 0.27% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Carderock Mgmt has 0.14% invested in Paychex, Inc. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams holds 0.96% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) or 34,316 shares. Fdx Advsrs reported 55,796 shares stake. Paragon Cap Mngmt invested 0.09% in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG). Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Switzerland) reported 47,056 shares. 348,243 were accumulated by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado. State Street holds 2.04 million shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Kistler stated it has 2,721 shares or 0.19% of all its holdings. Ranger Investment Management Lp bought 109,309 shares as the company's stock declined 4.05% while stock markets rallied.

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