(NASDAQ:COST) by 529.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Brown Brothers Harriman & Co who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $82.90B market cap company. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. About 317,662 shares traded.
Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 24. The stock decreased 0.66% or $1.07 during the last trading session, reaching $161.69. Cap Advsrs Inc Ok owns 0.01% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 3,811 shares. ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) has risen 91.85% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500. Shares for $3.24 million were sold by Zapolsky David on Thursday, February 15. (NASDAQ:DEPO) shares. Shares for $612,000 were bought by HIGGINS ARTHUR J. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold $3.15M. Reynolds Shelley sold $795,502 worth of stock or 544 shares. Blackburn Jeffrey M had sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50M on Thursday, February 15. ZOOK DENNIS R had sold 5,000 shares worth $810,788 on Wednesday, October 25. That's change of 0.21, from 2017Q3's 1.19. It is positive, as 23 investors sold DLB shares while 68 reduced holdings. The ratio is better, as 37 investment professionals started new or increased stock positions, while 31 decreased and sold their stakes in Hallador Energy Co. Highland Cap Lc reported 44,674 shares. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc owns 201,307 shares or 0.17% of their U.S. portfolio. Sns Finance Ltd invested in 0.09% or 2,054 shares. 25,000 were reported by Monetta Financial Svcs. Bartlett And Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 4,703 shares. The Armistice Capital Llc holds 3.66 million shares with $29.45 million value, down from 4.65 million last quarter. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System invested in 614,418 shares or 0.3% of the stock. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Company reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Amazon.com, Inc. (NYSE:DLB). Nantahala Llc invested in 1.09% or 395,170 shares. Oakworth Capital Inc has 2,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 53,058 shares. Conning Incorporated stated it has 13,982 shares. Vontobel Asset Mgmt, a New York-based fund reported 236,095 shares. Tiemann Investment Limited Liability Corporation reported 6,697 shares. Jassy Andrew R also sold $2.90 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. JP Morgan maintained Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to report earnings on April, 26. Bancorporation Pictet Cie (Asia) Ltd stated it has 1,500 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. COST's profit will be $728.44 million for 28.45 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. Principal Financial Grp Inc accumulated 28,070 shares.
Longwood Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $529.67M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Seattle Genetics Inc (Put) (NASDAQ:SGEN) by 10,000 shares to 30,000 shares, valued at $1.61M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alps Etf Tr Alerian Mlp (AMLP) by 54,100 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 106,950 shares, and cut its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD).
For personal guess ROI is usually expressed as a percentage and is typically used for taking any financial decisions, for the objective of comparing a Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)'s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments, hence, COST return on investment (ROI) is 16.00%. Therefore 93% are positive. ServiceNow Inc had 120 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, August 2. The stock of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by Credit Suisse. Gordon Haskett upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, January 12 report. Robert W. Baird set a $175.00 price target on Costco Wholesale and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, November 28th. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research to "Peer Perform" on Friday, April 29. As per Friday, September 23, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 9.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54. It dived, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. 177 funds opened positions while 601 raised stakes. 167.59 million shares or 1.79% less from 170.65 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Swiss National Bank accumulated 1.67M shares or 0.34% of the stock. Goodman Fincl Corp holds 0.03% or 330 shares in its portfolio. 75,873 are held by Paragon Ltd Liability Corporation. Ssi Invest Mngmt has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Alliancebernstein Lp reported 0.57% stake. Argi Investment Service Ltd Liability has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Shamrock Asset Management LLC now owns 662 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $109,000 after purchasing an additional 418 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Investors Mngmt Corporation accumulated 13,217 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, December 8 with "Outperform" rating. Duff Phelps Inv Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4,765 shares.
Stockholders of record on Friday, February 10th will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share. Shamrock Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Costco Wholesale by 171.3% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in Costco Wholesale by 0.8% in the third quarter.
Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 sales for $24.18 million activity. Also, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 3,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 86,659 shares of company stock worth $16,359,594. Shares for $802,892 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. On Tuesday, October 24 the insider PORTERA JOSEPH P sold $1.93M. Shares for $937,421 were sold by Murphy James P. Another trade for 20,000 shs valued at $3.86M was made by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18.