$1.65 EPS Expected for Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) as of March, 6

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During 2018 Q3 the big money sentiment is 1.11. That’s change of 2018Q2’s as. 34 investors sold all, 432 reduced holdings as Costco Wholesale Corporation ratio is flat. 383 increased positions while only 136 funds took positions. Funds hold 298.17 million shares thus 2.49% less from 2018Q2’s 305.79 million shares.
Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.37% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 5.65M shs. 2,126 were reported by Confluence Mgmt Ltd Company. Marco Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 63,346 shs or 2.12% of its capital. Moreover, Addenda Inc has 0.46% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 23,801 shs. Zacks Invest Mgmt, Illinois-based fund reported 24,435 shs. Sadoff Invest Lc holds 1,370 shs. Research Glob Invsts holds 0.75% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 10.94M shs. Toronto Dominion Bankshares has invested 0.13% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Burke & Herbert Bankshares & Tru, a Virginia-based fund reported 1,405 shs. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 11,480 shs. Forward Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.1% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Connors Investor has invested 1.28% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Addison Communications reported 1,336 shs. Wms Partners Limited Liability Company accumulated 2,655 shs. Greatmark Prtn Inc has 0.11% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 1,435 shs.

Costco Wholesale Corporation registered $15.03 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 9 insider sales since September 4, 2018. $458,976 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shs were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. On Monday, October 29 JELINEK W CRAIG sold $5.03 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The insider GALANTI RICHARD A sold $945,940. On Monday, October 1 Shares for $707,430 were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W. On Thursday, October 25 LAZARUS FRANZ E also sold $5.22M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Shares for $1.49M were sold by Vachris Roland Michael.

Investors expect Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)’s quarterly earnings on March, 6., Zacks reports. Analysts predict $1.65 EPS. That’s $0.23 up or 16.20 % from 2018’s earnings of $1.42. If reported the P/E will be 31.62 with $726.81 million profit. After $1.61 EPS was announced previous quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 2.48 % for Costco Wholesale Corporation. Ticker’s shares touched $208.72 during the last trading session after 0.47% change.Currently Costco Wholesale Corporation is uptrending after 19.58% change in last February 12, 2018. COST has 2.38M shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 19.58%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 9 have positions in Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) as follows: 5 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 4 with “Hold”. The positive are 56%. Since September 4, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Costco Wholesale has 12 analyst reports. On Tuesday, September 4 the stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird. On Monday, September 10 the firm has “Outperform” rating given by Raymond James. On Friday, September 7 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Monday, September 17 the firm earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan. In Friday, October 5 report Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $257 target. The stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Friday, September 14. On Friday, October 5 BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of COST in report with “Outperform” rating. The stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, September 10. On Friday, October 5 Deutsche Bank maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) with “Hold” rating. On Monday, September 17 the firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses.The firm is valued at $91.94 billion. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories.28.32 is the P/E ratio. The firm provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances.

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