Winslow Evans & Crocker INC Has Increased Its Position in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by $88.22 Million as Market Valuation Declined

April 17, 2018 - By Tina Thibodeau

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.26% or 58,826 shares in its portfolio. Benjamin F Edwards And holds 0.32% or 16,349 shares. Moreover, Peregrine Asset Advisers has 3.14% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 33,705 shares. Kessler Invest Limited Liability Company stated it has 1,000 shares. Fulton Bankshares Na invested in 13,566 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Navellier & Associate has 2,174 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Advisory Service Ntwk Limited, Georgia-based fund reported 15,729 shares. Dupont Capital Management has 53,888 shares. Illinois-based Hartline Invest has invested 0.59% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Middleton And Ma has invested 1.81% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Meiji Yasuda Life invested 0.19% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Eulav Asset reported 74,000 shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. Yhb Invest owns 1.67% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 52,557 shares. Loomis Sayles Com LP stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cognios Cap Llc accumulated 3,108 shares or 0.22% of the stock.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 selling transactions for $24.18 million activity. The insider MOULTON PAUL G sold 8,696 shares worth $1.40 million. The insider MEISENBACH JOHN W sold 3,000 shares worth $580,230. On Friday, October 20 the insider GALANTI RICHARD A sold $802,892. 5,000 shares were sold by ZOOK DENNIS R, worth $810,788. Another trade for 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 was made by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. The insider PORTERA JOSEPH P sold $1.93 million.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 2.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc bought 474 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 19,142 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.56B, up from 18,668 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $86.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $196.3. About 1.13 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc, which manages about $600.60M and $311.16 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Eaton Vance Tx Mng By Wrt Op (NYSE:ETV) by 14,150 shares to 2,400 shares, valued at $36.89M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Intl Paper Co (NYSE:IP) by 2,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,740 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (PFF).

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

Among 16 analysts covering Costco (NASDAQ:COST), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Costco had 27 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 5 by Tigress Financial. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 16 by Wells Fargo. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $215.0 target in Thursday, March 8 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Gordon Haskett on Friday, January 12. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, November 30. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $230.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, December 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, November 3. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $186.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. Guggenheim maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, December 15 with “Hold” rating.

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