$1.31 EPS Expected for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Evercore Wealth Management LLC now owns 149,738 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $23,515,000 after buying an additional 826 shares in the last quarter. Alkeon Capital Management Llc sold 97,990 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)'s stock rose 1.54%. Ray Gerald L & Associates Ltd. boosted its position in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 1.6% in the second quarter. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc claims 2,708 shares valued at $444,897,000. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC purchased a new stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation in the second quarter valued at approximately $107,000. After $2.08 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.02% negative EPS growth. Birinyi Associates Inc. now owns 11,000 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $1,759,000 after buying an additional 7,350 shares during the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors has invested 0.59% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The value in dollars went from $197,695,000 to $204,843,000 increasing 3.6% since the last quarter. Costco Wholesale Corporation comprises approximately 1.2% of KCM Investment Advisors LLC's holdings, making the stock its 13th largest position. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc bolstered its holdings by buying 50 shares an increase of 1.9%. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.76% of the company's stock. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright laws.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Northcoast upgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, June 20 to "Buy" rating. BMO Capital Markets set a $180.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, September 30th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a "buy" rating and issued a $185.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 8.

As regular trading ended, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock brought in a $0.1 rise to $171.46. The volume of 4.09 Million shares climbed up over an trading activity of 3.22 Million shares. Costco Wholesale Corp. has a 52-week low of $138.57 and a 52-week high of $169.59.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 28.92, a price to book ratio of 6.96, and a price to sales ratio of 2.33. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Insider John D. Mckay Sells 8,111 Shares" was first reported by TrueBlueTribune and is the property of of TrueBlueTribune. Costco Wholesale Corporation had a net margin of 2.08% and a return on equity of 22.21%. The company has market cap of $11.85 million. Aviance Cap Prtnrs Ltd Liability Corporation has 1,840 shares. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share.

COST's mean recommendation on Reuter's scale presents no change from 2.07 thirty days ago to 2.07 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Costco Wholesale Corporation's payout ratio is presently 32.89%.

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In other news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st.

Old National Bancorp, which manages about $1.82 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLF) by 173,818 shares to 1.15M shares, valued at $28.45M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

In other news, CFO Richard A. Galanti sold 3,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.59, for a total transaction of $157,590.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 36,650 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,260,374.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 4.09 million shares in the last trade.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea.

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