Steginsky Capital LLC Boosts Stake in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

The formula for calculating the price-earnings ratio for any stock is simple: the market value per share divided by the earnings per share (EPS). The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. The stock has a market cap of $84,250.00, a PE ratio of 30.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.12 and a beta of 0.98. Capital World Investors now owns 17,777,162 shares of the retailer's stock worth $2,843,102,000 after purchasing an additional 1,007,720 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC now owns 12,099,104 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $2,028,898,000 after acquiring an additional 177,200 shares during the last quarter.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

(PAYX) by 5.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ingalls & Snyder Llc bought 322,950 shares as the company's stock rose 6.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 189,789 shares of the industrial specialties company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.75M, up from 185,413 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oak Associates Ltd who had been investing in International Bancshares for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $119.99. About 250,643 shares traded. It has underperformed by 22.24% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.57 million activity.

To stick with focus on profitability valuation, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) also listed in important eye catching mover, COST attains returns on investment ratio of 16.00%, which suggests it's viable on security that has lesser ROI. Bryant Diane M sold $67,048 worth of stock. In that case, its shares would mark a 5.44% decline from the most recent price. Rose Timothy L. sold 5,000 shares worth $966,000. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, COST is a stock with 442.34 million shares outstanding that normally trades 2.7% of its float.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3.

Netlist Inc. has 52-Week high of $1.4 and 52-Week Low of $0.25. It is negative, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. The institutional investors in our partner's database now possess: 304.48 million shares, down from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2. Garde stated it has 0.32% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The first line is called the %K line, which analyzes the actual price movements in the shares and can be defined as: %K = (Current Close - Lowest Low)/(Highest High - Lowest Low) * 100. Intrust State Bank Na accumulated 0.19% or 3,559 shares. Stillwater Inv Management Limited Liability Corp reported 0.97% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Atria Invests Limited Liability Corporation, a North Carolina-based fund reported 10,103 shares. 53,093 are owned by Mutual Of America Llc. Icon Advisers Com has 0.11% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 41,000 shares. Wendell David Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,314 shares. Can's holdings in Costco Wholesale were worth $81,457,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Oppenheimer. Bryn Mawr Tru holds 0.04% or 3,965 shares in its portfolio. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Buy" rating by Northcoast on Tuesday, June 20. Finally, BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Costco Wholesale by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. Joel Isaacson And Communication Limited Liability Company owns 1,637 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. COST's profit will be $623.53 million for 33.66 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 1.5% during the 1st quarter.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Cambrex Corp had 6 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Heading into the stock price potential, Costco Wholesale Corporation needs to grow just 6.14% to cross its median price target of $201. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 9 with "Buy". Citigroup downgraded the shares of TV in report on Monday, May 9 to "Sell" rating. JP Morgan maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, October 5 with "Overweight" rating.

Northeast Investment Management, which manages about $1.26 billion and $1.13 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Ftse Emerging Markets (VWO) by 8,028 shares to 299,301 shares, valued at $13.04M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.1 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Therefore 69% are positive. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, August 3. (NYSE:TV) earned "Reduce" rating by HSBC on Tuesday, February 28. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, June 1 report. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $188.90.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Maxlinear Inc. Bahl Gaynor stated it has 3,714 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:PAYX). Boston & Mngmt has invested 0.24% in Paychex, Inc. Carderock Mgmt has 0.14% invested in Paychex, Inc.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. Hanson Mcclain reported 2,746 shares stake. Paragon Cap Mngmt invested 0.09% in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG). 348,243 were accumulated by Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado.

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