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Gamble Jones Investment Counsel Boosts Position in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

20 June 2017, 09:37 | Jan Cross

Traders purchased 4,563 call options on the company. But even with this move, there is still plenty of room for the company to come back from a longer term perspective, and especially if we look to recent lows for the company as well. The stock increased 2.02% or $0.38 on June 16, reaching $19.19. More extreme high and low levels-80 and 20, or 90 and 10-occur less frequently but indicate stronger momentum. It has outperformed by 36.23% the S&P500. 144.26 million shares or 0.98% less from 145.68 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. It is positive, as 59 investors sold COST shares while 405 reduced holdings. Ltd. raised its position in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 142.1% in the first quarter. The retailer reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.09. Paragon Mgmt Ltd accumulated 4.39% or 82,709 shares. Hines Daniel M. sold $906,598 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. 461,465 were accumulated by Us Bank De.

Amalgamated National Bank & Trust invested 0.34% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Bkd Wealth Advsrs Limited Liability reported 1,543 shares stake. Keybank Association Oh invested in 390,585 shares or 0.39% of the stock. Smith Salley Associates reported 8,227 shares stake. Shelton Capital Mngmt reported 38,990 shares stake. Argent reported 5,513 shares stake. Qci Asset Management Inc Ny invested in 0% or 1,761 shares. Independent Consultants Incorporated stated it has 11 shares. Train Babcock Ltd Company has invested 0.13% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). CKW Financial Group raised its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 33.1% in the first quarter.

Since December 28, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $23.42 million activity. Also, Director James D. Sinegal sold 100,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, March 24th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a "hold" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Thursday, May 4th.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), from Services sector has been performing well.

In related news, insider John D. Mckay sold 3,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. For the next 5 years, Costco Wholesale Corporation is expecting Growth of 9.98% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 5.6% per annum. $183's average target is 11.95% above currents $163.47 stock price. Costco Wholesale Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.66%. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was maintained by Bankhaus Lampe. On Thursday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight". Piper Jaffray maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Wednesday, December 9 with "Overweight" rating. Costco Wholesale Corporation also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Friday. It also reduced its holding in Banco Bradesco S A (NYSE:BBD) by 131,382 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 280,463 shares, and cut its stake in Whole Foods Mkt Inc (NASDAQ:WFM). CA owned about 0.21% of Costco Wholesale Corporation worth $152,517,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1 in 2016Q3. 39 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 700 shares of the retailer's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. M&T Fincl Bank Corp reported 181,899 shares. Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp owns 0% invested in MRC Global Inc (NYSE:MRC) for 456,416 shares.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on July, 19. Robertson Opportunity Capital Ltd Llc holds 216,000 shares. (NYSE:STZ). Security Tru invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Constellation Brands, Inc. 13,809,120 shares of the company were exchanged. 520,990 are owned by Thrivent For Lutherans. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 0.13% invested in Constellation Brands, Inc. Columbia Asset Management owns 3,725 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0.07% invested in MRC Global Inc (NYSE:MRC) for 442,228 shares. Quadrant Ltd Liability Corporation, New Jersey-based fund reported 15,381 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 11.92M shares or 0.26% of its portfolio. Therefore 64% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 43 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, November 18 by HSBC. Guggenheim reiterated a "neutral" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 18 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Berenberg. KeyCorp maintained the shares of MRC in report on Monday, May 29 with "Sector Weight" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, January 5 by Telsey Advisory Group.

On October 19 the stock rating was upgraded from "Neutral" to "Market Perform" in a statement from Northcoast Research.

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