As Costco (COST) Shares Rose, Shareholder Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC Decreased Stake

June 27, 2018 - By Cynthia Ashman

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Corporate LogoDuring 2018 Q1 the big money sentiment decreased to 0.92. That’s change of 0.06, from 2017Q4’s 0.98. 62 investors sold all, 440 reduced holdings as COST ratio is negative. 371 increased positions while 92 funds acquired positions. Funds hold 305.24 million shares thus 0.97% less from 2017Q4’s 308.22 million shares. Old National Fincl Bank In holds 0.74% or 74,329 shs in its capital. Lodestar Invest Counsel Limited Liability Corporation Il reported 5,611 shs stake. Denver Invest Advsrs Llc holds 46,027 shs. Brinker Cap Inc reported 1,792 shs stake. Moreover, Shine Advisory has 0.02% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 225 shs. Van Hulzen Asset Management Ltd holds 16,188 shs or 0.93% of its capital. Atlantic Gru Ltd Llc invested in 131,628 shs or 0.11% of the stock. 1St Source Comml Bank owns 7,542 shs. 29,034 were reported by Dubuque Retail Bank. Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0.13% or 4,775 shs. Bingham Osborn And Scarborough Llc owns 0.06% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,417 shs. Sva Plumb Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.05% or 2,527 shs. Tobam holds 0.01% or 686 shs in its capital. 43,752 are held by Stephens Ar. Bb&T Llc stated it has 76,593 shs.

COST registered $20.64 million net activity with 0 buys and 17 insider sales since January 5, 2018. Rose Timothy L. sold $512,970 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Wednesday, June 13. $937,421 worth of stock was sold by Murphy James P. on Friday, January 5. 5,200 shs valued at $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $573,930 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, March 1. On Friday, June 15 $498,315 worth of stock was sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. 11,674 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shs with value of $2.21M were sold by MOULTON PAUL G.

Based on the latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC, Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Costco (COST) by 62.04%. The company’s stock popped up 2.88% while Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc sold 26,462 shares. The department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q1 was valued at $3.05 million. It’s down from 42,650 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Now it had 16,188 shares held by the institutional investor . For a total of 51,931 shares it increased its holding in Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) by 44,573 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Medtronic.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)’s earnings report is anticipated on October, 4., Faxor reports. earnings per share of $2.28 is 9.62 % up from 2017’s $2.08 EPS. If the current earnings per share of $2.28 is accurate, COST’s profit could hit $999.88M. Wall Street sees 34.12 % EPS growth as of October, 4.

For more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news brought out recently go to: Nasdaq.com, Seekingalpha.com, Fool.com, Seekingalpha.com or Nasdaq.com. The titles are as follows: “Should You Invest in Emerging Market ETFs Right Now?” brought out on June 22, 2018, “Costco lifts wages” on June 01, 2018, “3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 20 Years” with a publish date: June 27, 2018, “BJ’s Wholesale preps for IPO” and the last “Costco Wholesale Corporation Went on Sale. Go Long in Bulk!” with publication date: June 01, 2018.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

In total 15 analysts cover Costco (NASDAQ:COST). “Buy” rating has 15, “Sell” are 0, while 0 are “Hold”. 100% are bullish. With $230.0 highest and $200.0 lowest price target Costco has $216.15 average price target or 2.01% above the current ($211.9) price. 19 are the (NASDAQ:COST)’s analyst reports since January 4, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Monday, January 8. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, March 8. On Monday, April 16 the firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given. In Thursday, April 12 report Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, April 12 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Susquehanna. On Thursday, June 7 the company was maintained by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, June 1 Citigroup maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $222 target. On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”. On Wednesday, May 16 the rating was initiated by Loop Capital Markets with “Buy”. On Friday, June 1 the firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given.

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