Know before you buy this stock: Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)

The institutional investor held 4,450 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $712,000, down from 54,094 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.91% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $216.52.

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Strategic Wealth Advisors Groupinc decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 88.05% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Also, Director James D. Sinegal sold 100,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 24th. About 600 shares traded. Pictet & Cie (Europe) has invested 0.26% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. It is down 0.00% since October 4, 2016 and is. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Limited Com has invested 0% in Wix.Com Ltd (NASDAQ:WIX).

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 1.73%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 7.27% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. Navellier And Inc invested in 6,300 shares. 131 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Mason Street Advisors Limited has 0.43% invested in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta holds 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 28,700 shares. Mark Sheptoff Fincl Planning Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.33% or 3,000 shares. Stevens First Principles Investment Advsrs reported 213 shares. Salem Invest Counselors has invested 0.37% in Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC). Companies having a market cap of $10 billion or more are typically considered as the major players of the market.

Oceaneering International, Inc.'s ROA is 0%, while industry's average is 3.92%. Winfield Assoc accumulated 55 shares. Bancorp Of Stockton invested in 0.77% or 10,583 shares. Bowen Hanes & Company Inc stated it has 2.32% in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM). Parametric Associate Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Wix.Com Ltd (NASDAQ:WIX). Fiduciary Services Of The Southwest Inc Tx reported 0.43% in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM). Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 67% are positive. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 22 with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, May 3 report. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $23400 target. Bernstein downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Friday, September 16 report. On Wednesday, September 30 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". Societe Generale upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Wednesday, January 11 report. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned "Underweight" rating on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets.

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Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.36 million activity.

In other news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:COST) price has been as high as $183.18 and as low as $142.11. Shares for $906,598 were sold by Hines Daniel M.

For the current quarter, 26 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $2.02/share. Glenview Bancshares Trust Dept owns 1,775 shares. Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) was reduced too. After the recent increase in the stock price, investors might also be looking to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and possibly be primed for a pullback. Its down 0.57, from 1.38 in 2017Q1.

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Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ COST) opened at 165.21 on Thursday. 311.53 million shares or 2.27% less from 318.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Keating Inv Counselors has invested 0.37% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) has a market cap of $72.29 billion and over the last 12 months, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has gone stronger by 14.23%. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited invested in 0.05% or 5,070 shares.

Tracking some technical levels, shares are trading 7.46% away from the 50 day simple moving average and 25.26% off of the 200 day simple moving average. Kelly Lawrence W And Assocs Inc Ca holds 87,252 shares. Pacad Investment Ltd holds 1,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Stralem And Com Incorporated holds 5,600 shares. Hl Financial Svcs Llc holds 0.27% or 85,066 shares. 9,984 are held by Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland). It also upped Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (NYSE:TYG) stake by 35,901 shares and now owns 535,566 shares. Lincoln Natl Corp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 5,029 shares.

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