Oppenheimer Increases Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Price Target to $210.00

Almanack Investment Partners LLC. bought a new position in shares of Costco Wholesale during the 2nd quarter worth $101,000. The institutional investor held 6,900 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.13 million, up from 2,900 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.12B market cap company.

Shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) traded up $0.63 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $192.14. 671,620 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,809,125.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) had its target price increased by investment analysts at Oppenheimer from $180.00 to $210.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, January 8th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

S&Co Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 2.91% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 52,529 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $10,148,602.80. Bender Robert And Associate, a California-based fund reported 1,765 shares. Barr E S & Co who had been investing in Home Bancshares Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.26B market cap company. Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE:LXFR) has risen 2.36% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. Costco Wholesale Corporation accounts for 1.5% of Lyell Wealth Management LP's holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. COST's profit will be $623.53M for 33.71 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. Pioneer Trust Bank N A OR grew its holdings in shares of Costco Wholesale by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vetr raised Costco Wholesale Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $168.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Therefore 69% are positive.

Analyst Ratings History For Costco Wholesale Co. BidaskClub downgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of BMA in report on Monday, September 26 to "Buy" rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a "buy" rating and set a $200.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Monday, December 4th. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $190.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a $155.00 price target on Costco Wholesale and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. As per Friday, September 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Several analysts recently issued reports on COST shares. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $185.0 target. On Tuesday, May 23 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with "Outperform".

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $16.19 million activity. Shares for $937,421 were sold by Murphy James P. Hines Daniel M. sold 5,000 shares worth $943,080. 6,985 shares were sold by MOULTON PAUL G, worth $1.31M on Monday, January 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017.

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On 1/24/2013 Costco Wholesale Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.28 1.07% with an ex dividend date of 2/6/2013 which will be payable on 2/22/2013.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Costco Wholesale by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Spears Abacus Advisors Limited Liability Co reported 0.03% stake. Rose Timothy L. also sold $966,000 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Old Bancorp In owns 0.73% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 81,224 shares. Whittier Tru Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) for 2,081 shares. Conestoga Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Co owns 2,525 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. M&T Commercial Bank owns 211,164 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Korea Invest owns 56,893 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Uss Investment has invested 0.06% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Regal Invest Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 1,264 shares. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2018/01/19/financial-counselors-inc-has-10-43-million-stake-in-costco-wholesale-co-cost.html. Reaves W H Inc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Lionstone Capital Management Llc, which manages about $414.04M and $212.27M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) by 17,000 shares to 155,000 shares, valued at $22.36 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts expect Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on January, 30. Moreover, Bluefin Trading Llc has 3.58% invested in the company for 124,959 shares. After $0.50 actual EPS reported by SP Plus Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth.

On 11/14/2012 James D Sinegal, Director, sold 16,000 with an average share price of $95.20 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,523,200.00.

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Following some medium-term indicators on shares of AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), we can see that the 40-day commodity channel index signal is presently Buy while the 50-day Parabolic SAR generates a Buy signal.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $93.68 million activity. Insiders have sold 82,027 shares of company stock worth $15,070,035 in the last quarter. Intersect Capital LLC now owns 5,382 shares of the retailer's stock worth $861,000 after purchasing an additional 3,171 shares during the period. About 1.91 million shares traded.

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