Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Stake Boosted by Dai Ichi Life Holdings Inc

The institutional investor held 38,531 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.33 million, up from 36,058 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Strs Ohio who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.24 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ COST) traded up $2.46 during trading on Friday, reaching $191.84. About 3.50 million shares traded or 18.93% up from the average.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Massachusetts-based Timber Creek Capital Ltd Company has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The hedge fund run by Eric Sprott held 120,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.40M, up from 95,500 at the end of the previous reported quarter. They expect $1.42 earnings per share, up 21.37 % or $0.25 from last year's $1.17 per share. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.25, for a total transaction of $832,501.00. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.34% the S&P500. (The) reaffirmed a "conviction-buy" rating and set a $187.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Saturday, January 21st. Salesforce.com had 196 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Wednesday, August 24. The stock of Salesforce.com, inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 4. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the stock. (NYSE:CRM) earned "Hold" rating by Pivotal Research on Wednesday, August 23. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 74 selling transactions for $62.85 million activity. $67,789 worth of Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) was sold by BLOCK KEITH. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $114,600 was sold by SCHUELE ALAN R. (NYSE:CIT) or 290,592 shares. Conning Inc sold 2,170 shares as Blackrock Inc (BLK)'s stock rose 1.17%.

Analysts await NetEase, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) to report earnings on February, 27. $1.40 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Friday, October 20. (NASDAQ:COST) by 4,004.1% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 23 investors sold CIT shares while 91 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 295 raised stakes. 134.52 million shares or 7.51% less from 145.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Waddell And Reed Fin Inc reported 1.04M shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0% in Salesforce.com, inc. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 718,860 shares or 0.85% of their United States portfolio. Rmb Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 8,211 shares. Pitcairn Co holds 15,982 shares. Bridges Investment invested in 5,271 shares. Amer National Ins Tx invested 0.37% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (NYSE:MLM) for 213,207 shares. Aureus Asset Management Limited Co holds 2.06% in Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:MLM). Chevy Chase Tru has 57,867 shares. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 41,396 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,647,369.68. (NYSE:CIT) for 283 shares. Catalyst Capital Ltd Llc accumulated 0.01% or 600 shares. Jennison Ltd Liability reported 0.6% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Endurance Wealth Management Inc, which manages about $847.31M and $603.19M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp Com (NYSE:XOM) by 4,582 shares to 110,424 shares, valued at $9.05 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 29,800 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 322,200 shares, and cut its stake in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Garde Incorporated accumulated 9,983 shares or 0.32% of the stock.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $15.23 million activity. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 50,403 shares of company stock worth $8,094,973.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Here's How Costco Wholesale Corporation Crushed It in 2017" on December 30, 2017, also Usnews.com with their article: "Costco Shows Its Strength Online" published on December 15, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Portfolio review leads to Sam's Club closings" on January 11, 2018. GALANTI RICHARD A had sold 5,000 shares worth $802,892. $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578 worth of stock. Moreover, Walter And Keenan Financial Consulting Mi Adv has 0.14% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,900 shares. Therefore 69% are positive. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.61 EPS for the current fiscal year. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Costco Wholesale from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $180.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $19000 target. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Monday, August 3. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, January 22 by Nomura. On Monday, December 18 the insider Rose Timothy L. sold $966,000.

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