Pittenger Anderson Inc buys $7,442,604 stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : Pittenger Anderson Inc scooped up 860 additional shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 44,460 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $7,442,604.Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approximately 0.81% of Pittenger Anderson Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Icon Advisers Incco sold out all of its stake in COST during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 1,700 shares of COST which is valued $285,396.Jennison Associates reduced its stake in COST by selling 1,053,688 shares or 14.31% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,311,734 shares of COST which is valued at $1,048,505,252. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 1.10% of Jennison Associates’s portfolio.Boston Common Asset Management reduced its stake in COST by selling 438 shares or 1.84% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 23,395 shares of COST which is valued at $3,931,296. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.57% of Boston Common Asset Management’s portfolio.Regentatlantic Capital reduced its stake in COST by selling 620 shares or 5.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,740 shares of COST which is valued at $1,804,750. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.17% of Regentatlantic Capital’s portfolio.First Manhattan Co reduced its stake in COST by selling 282 shares or 1.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 14,246 shares of COST which is valued at $2,386,347. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of First Manhattan Co’s portfolio.

Costco Wholesale Corporation closed down -0.45 points or -0.27% at $167.96 with 13,82,531 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $167.45, the shares hit an intraday low of $166.92 and an intraday high of $168.36 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday 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 Company’s warehouses generally operate on a seven-day 69-hour week. The Company’s product categories include Food Sundries Hardlines Fresh Food Softlines Ancillary and Other. The Company’s online business provides products which include services such as photo processing pharmacy travel business delivery and membership services.

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