(COST) Stake Lessened by Putnam FL Investment Management Co

Alpine Partners Vi Llc increased Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) stake by 35,275 shares to 43,275 valued at $1.12M in 2017Q3. The institutional investor held 32,533 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.40 million, up from 25,086 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Smithbridge Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Metlife Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.04B market cap company.

Costco Wholesale (COST) traded up $0.36 during trading on Friday, reaching $185.87. About 1.11M shares traded. New Jersey-based Seabridge Investment Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Tesla, Inc. General Electric Company (GE) has declined 4.46% since March 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Atria Investments Llc decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 20.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Alpine Partners Vi Llc sold 2,802 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)'s stock rose 1.54%. Costco Whsl Corp New Com now has $81.42 billion valuation.

The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.116 during the last trading session, reaching $14.244. About 3.02 million shares traded.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Costco Wholesale during the 3rd quarter valued at $103,000. $3.15 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by Rose Timothy L. Shares for $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. MOULTON PAUL G sold $2.21M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, March 12. Motley Fool Wealth Mngmt Lc holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 27,783 shares. Vigilant Ltd Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Barclays reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $208.00 target price on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Chilton Investment Co Limited reported 152,085 shares. The correct version of this report can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2018/03/16/navellier-associates-inc-reduces-position-in-costco-wholesale-co-cost.html.

Sterneck Capital Management Llc holds 0.68% of its portfolio in First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund for 63,565 shares. Conestoga Capital Advsr Ltd Liability Company invested in 2,525 shares. Tradewinds Cap Limited Co invested in 0.87% or 10,329 shares. (NYSE:CRI) for 3,434 shares. Capital World Investors grew its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 6.0% in the second quarter. (NYSE:EMR). Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Corp accumulated 758,438 shares. has 11.45 million shares.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea.

Congress Asset Management Company increased Carters Inc (CRI) stake by 6.15% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Prudential Public Ltd holds 718 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Swiss Bankshares has invested 0.31% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). They expect $1.66 earnings per share, up 18.57% or $0.26 from last year's $1.4 per share. COST's profit will be $728.54M for 27.99 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. The retailer reported $1.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.45 by ($0.03).

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 insider sales for $28.14 million activity. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,805,874 shares of the retailer's stock worth $1,118,138,000 after purchasing an additional 858,969 shares in the last quarter. Murphy James P. sold $937,421 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. $5.76 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. Burns J W & NY owns 3,970 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Scottsdale Fds (VCIT) by 5,243 shares in the quarter, for a total of 184,424 shares, and has risen its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE). Vetr cut Costco Wholesale from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $195.68 price target for the company.in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Therefore 34% are positive. Carter's had 36 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was upgraded by Bernstein. The stock has "Hold" rating by Numis Securities on Friday, January 19. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 2 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, June 29. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Oppenheimer. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. As per Thursday, December 8, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc, which manages about $2.29B and $1.65 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) by 6,094 shares to 323,529 shares, valued at $17.26M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also upped Cintas Corp (NASDAQ:CTAS) stake by 20,000 shares and now owns 76,000 shares. $1.27M worth of Tesla, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) was sold by MEYROWITZ CAROL. $330,056 worth of Tesla, Inc. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 119,859 shares of company stock valued at $22,789,730.

Among 11 analysts covering Countrywide Plc (LON:CWD), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating by Nomura given on Wednesday, August 16. The stock of Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) on Friday, October 28 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with "Hold" on Friday, March 10. (NYSE:EMR) earned "Mkt Outperform" rating by JMP Securities on Monday, June 19. Robert W. Baird has "Buy" rating and $200.0 target. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Friday, February 9. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Panmure Gordon with "Hold". RBC Capital Markets maintained The TJX Companies, Inc.

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