Dubuque Bank & Trust Company Has Lifted Its Holding in Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) by $4.50 Million as Market Valuation Rose

July 14, 2018 - By Mona Holcomb

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.06, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 62 investors sold COST shares while 440 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 371 raised stakes. 305.24 million shares or 0.97% less from 308.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Northstar Asset Mgmt Ltd Company reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Birinyi Incorporated invested in 0.12% or 1,500 shares. Citadel Advisors Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Beaumont Fin Prtnrs Ltd Co reported 2,358 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Marathon Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.78% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Nomura Holdings accumulated 77,584 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Hartford Financial Mgmt holds 15,647 shares or 1.49% of its portfolio. Winslow Evans & Crocker accumulated 0% or 18,686 shares. Northeast Investment Mgmt reported 104,963 shares. Cornerstone Advsrs has invested 0.32% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cwh Capital has 0.29% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Court Place Advsr Limited Com stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Endurance Wealth Mgmt invested 0.06% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Lc holds 104,134 shares. Pinebridge Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 23,757 shares.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $17.09 million activity. Another trade for 5,585 shares valued at $1.16 million was sold by MOULTON PAUL G. Shares for $2.41 million were sold by Miller Russell D. Rose Timothy L. also sold $2.21M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Shares for $1.43 million were sold by Hines Daniel M.. On Friday, June 15 GALANTI RICHARD A sold $498,315 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 2,406 shares.

Dubuque Bank & Trust Company increased its stake in Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) by 470.19% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dubuque Bank & Trust Company bought 23,942 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.88% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 29,034 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $5.47M, up from 5,092 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $94.96B market cap company. The stock increased 1.18% or $2.52 during the last trading session, reaching $216.54. About 1.73 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 13.52% since July 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.95% the S&P500.

Dubuque Bank & Trust Company, which manages about $618.09 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) by 31,768 shares to 22,698 shares, valued at $3.06 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “18 Big Mistakes to Avoid Making at Sam’s Club or Costco” on July 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Best Buy – Great Company, But Industry Trends Make Me Cautious” published on July 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Analysts push up expectations for Costco” on July 12, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “It’s Hard to Believe, but This Amazon Stock Breakout Could Top $2000” published on July 13, 2018 as well as Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “Xiaomi – It’s Not the Apple of China” with publication date: July 13, 2018.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Costco (NASDAQ:COST), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Costco has $235 highest and $205.0 lowest target. $222.18’s average target is 2.60% above currents $216.54 stock price. Costco had 16 analyst reports since January 23, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, March 8, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Thursday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, June 7. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 3 by UBS. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 8 by RBC Capital Markets. On Wednesday, May 16 the stock rating was initiated by Loop Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Wells Fargo. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. As per Friday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, April 12, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

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