(COST) Earns Outperform Rating from Cowen and Company

It operates through four divisions: Community Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance, and Consumer Finance. It has a 30.62 P/E ratio. It offers private, public, and hybrid cloud network solutions; high bandwidth-Internet connectivity and IP transit, as well as broadband and wireless access services; managed equipment, security, and remote access services; and voice and unified communications services consisting of SIP trunking and enterprise PBX services. Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc acquired 9,606 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)'s stock rose 1.54%.

In comparison to the PB of share holder equity, return on net assets comes high at 23.80%, so, it's also advised to check out its total debt ratio.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $1.02 during the last trading session, reaching $186.2. About 32.53 million shares traded or 19.57% up from the average. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $160.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Therefore 42% are positive. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.77 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Costco Wholesale will post 6.46 earnings per share for the current year. Robert W. Baird reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $200.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale in a report on Friday, August 25th. The CCI technical indicator can be used to help determine if a stock is overbought or oversold. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $180 target in Thursday, December 3 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, May 26 report.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, October 2 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 14 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $41.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The retailer reported $2.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.06. Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Plc Uk invested 0.2% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The New Jersey-based Caxton Assoc Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ballentine Limited Co holds 0.1% or 8,913 shares. Welch And Forbes Limited Liability Com owns 0.53% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 119,147 shares. Boston Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.08% or 22,139 shares in its portfolio. Tudor Et Al accumulated 13,867 shares. Costco Wholesale (COST)'s Williams %R presently stands at -4.16. Fundx Invest Grp Ltd owns 1,832 shares. Puzo Michael J reported 1,260 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Caprock Gp Inc reported 4,450 shares.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 5th. Costco Wholesale Corporation price /earnings ratio over next calendar year is 26.51, the expected price to growth based on FY2016 pattern is slightly below than historical average. 88,246 are owned by Old National Retail Bank In. Garde Capital has 3,109 shares. Planning reported 0.18% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). First Allied Advisory Ser Inc reported 75,587 shares stake. It also reduced Vanguard Index Fds (VBK) stake by 12,953 shares and now owns 3,157 shares. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) was reduced too.

Financial Advantage Inc. holds 5.44% of its portfolio in F.N.B. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,654 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,585,932.04. Vaughan David Inc Il owns 2,088 shares. The Missouri-based Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. has invested 2.75% in the stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.16, for a total transaction of $736,708.96. The retailer reported $2.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.02 by $0.06. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 700 shares of the retailer's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.

The stock increased 1.21% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $14.2. About 39,836 shares traded. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500.

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