Bollard Group LLC Raises Stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)

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Agosto 16, 2017

Panagora Asset Management Inc decreased Public Storage (PSA) stake by 64.41% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Moreover, Selz Capital Llc has 9.08% invested in the company for 1.03 million shares. Another trade for 100,000 shares valued at $16.64M was sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. Over the past year Company's shares have been trading in the range of $136.59 and $182.71. PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has risen 18.91% since August 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. Connors Investor Services Inc bought 33,395 shares as the company's stock rose 1.54% with the market.

Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 sales for $7.60 million activity. The stock spiked 1.99% last month and is up 1.79 this year. $104,501 worth of Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) was sold by BERTINI CATHERINE ANN. $3.96M worth of Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) was sold by GOINGS E V. Another trade for 2,950 shares valued at $211,191 was sold by HAJEK JOSEF. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $107,000. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. Therefore 17% are positive.

Many investment analysts published research study on COST Stocks. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, August 29 with "Sell". Citigroup has "Neutral" rating and $155 target. JMP Securities initiated the stock with "Mkt Outperform" rating in Friday, September 16 report. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. Northstar invested in 20,286 shares. 25 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. First Personal Fin Svcs holds 4,607 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Cipher Cap Ltd Partnership accumulated 2,843 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated owns 3.26M shares for 1.86% of their portfolio. Us Bank & Trust De holds 63,290 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 907,833 shares. 1,500 were accumulated by Moneta Gru Investment Advisors Limited Liability Co.

Hollencrest Securities Llc increased Doubleline Income Soluti (DSL) stake by 19,190 shares to 44,240 valued at $840,000 in 2016Q4. It also upped Honeywell International Inc (NYSE:HON) stake by 108,348 shares and now owns 133,978 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold COST shares while 405 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. The retailer reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.09. Weik Serv reported 1.26% stake.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 2.23% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. for 861,052 shares. Mercer Capital Advisers Inc. increased its position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 43.4% in the first quarter.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on October, 5 after the close. Fdx reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Mercer Capital Advisers holds 463 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Verition Fund Management LLC raised its position in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 199.4% in the second quarter. The firm owned 15,592 shares of the retailer's stock after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. Savant Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.18% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 6,790 shares. Td Asset Mngmt holds 407,716 shares. Costco Wholesale Corporation's payout ratio is 34.66%. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, twenty-one have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Costco Wholesale's analysts are positive. Analysts expect that Costco Wholesale Corporation will post $5.77 earnings per share for the current year. The company was maintained on Monday, May 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Thursday, April 6 by Raymond James. JP Morgan maintained the shares of COST in report on Monday, October 5 with "Overweight" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $179.76 price objective for the a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Guggenheim reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Friday, May 26 with "Buy". Also, the Hold rating count is 1 as of 08/14/17.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $19.66 million activity. Also, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. 3,000 shares were sold by McKay John D, worth $544,810. Murphy James P. had sold 5,000 shares worth $906,504 on Wednesday, June 7. Bollard Group LLC's holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $2,494,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Hines Daniel M. had sold 5,000 shares worth $906,598.

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