Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : Jennison Associates reduced its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 14.31% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 6,311,734 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $1,048,505,252 after selling 1,053,688 shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016.Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approximately 1.10% of Jennison Associates’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cidel Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,764 additional shares and now holds a total of 69,225 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $11,499,657. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.65% of Cidel Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Investment Counsel boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,005 additional shares and now holds a total of 82,934 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $13,888,957. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 2.98% of Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Investment Counsel’s portfolio.Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi reduced its stake in COST by selling 1,730 shares or 3.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 47,899 shares of COST which is valued at $8,023,561. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 2.54% of Arcadia Investment Management Corpmi’s portfolio.Northstar Group reduced its stake in COST by selling 5,116 shares or 20.08% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,360 shares of COST which is valued at $3,395,641. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 2.49% of Northstar Group’s portfolio.
Costco Wholesale Corporation closed down -0.3 points or -0.18% at $167.4 with 12,94,445 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $167.25, the shares hit an intraday low of $166.47 and an intraday high of $167.55 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
On the company’s financial health, Costco Wholesale Corporation reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.08 based on the information available during the earnings call on Dec 8, 2015. Analyst had a consensus of $1.17. The company had revenue of $27200.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $27729.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Costco Wholesale Corporation. Company shares were Upgraded by Goldman on Jun 1, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 175 from a previous price target of $169 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 173 from a previous price target of $169 .
Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico Canada United Kingdom (U.K.) Mexico Japan Australia Spain and through majority-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The Company operated 663 membership warehouses and an average warehouse is approximately 144000 square feet. The Companys warehouses generally operate on a seven-day 69-hour week. The Companys product categories include Food Sundries Hardlines Fresh Food Softlines Ancillary and Other. The Companys online business provides products which include services such as photo processing pharmacy travel business delivery and membership services.