Jefferies Group Reiterates Hold Rating for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) operates in the Discount, Variety Stores segment of the Services sector. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twenty have given a buy recommendation to the company. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $15.30 target. They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months.

The price-earnings ratio (P/E Ratio) is 29.62. The firm makes and supplies cement, aggregates, ready-mixed and precast concrete, concrete landscaping, and asphalt products; and construction accessories, shutters and awnings, and fencing and composite access chambers. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $30.09. About 932,560 shares traded. Wirecard AG (OTCMKTS:WRCDF) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Therefore 78% are positive. CRH PLC has GBX 3700 highest and GBX 1968 lowest target. Stock's free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 1.44. Costco Wholesale had 118 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, December 3. As per Friday, May 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:EGOV) earned "Sell" rating by Zacks on Monday, August 24. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. (NASDAQ:BOFI) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 9 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The brokerage now has a "hold" rating on the retailer's stock. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was initiated by Bank of America with "Neutral". Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $32 target in Monday, October 12 report. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department invested 0% in NIC Inc. Its up 0.05, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Lilly Eli & Co (NYSE:LLY) stake by 13,944 shares and now owns 103,865 shares. 25 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. Lsv Asset Management invested in 70,600 shares or 0% of the stock. Cadinha & Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.53% or 26,255 shares in its portfolio. PORTERA JOSEPH P had sold 10,000 shares worth $1.93 million. Mathes reported 2,100 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Birinyi Associate invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ontario - Canada-based Royal Bankshares Of Canada has invested 0% in CRH plc (LON:CRH). Chilton Inv Ltd Com stated it has 346,598 shares. Tiaa Cref Ltd has invested 0% in BofI Holding, Inc. Counselors owns 8,007 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Legal & General Grp Public Lc accumulated 2.43M shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $14.29 million activity. ZOOK DENNIS R had sold 5,000 shares worth $809,578 on Wednesday, October 4. Berkshire Hathaway invested in 4.33 million shares. Citigroup initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, November 9 with "Neutral" rating. $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by Murphy James P. MOULTON PAUL G had sold 6,985 shares worth $1.31 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 25 investors sold BANC shares while 60 reduced holdings. About 2.24 million shares traded. 3,340 are owned by S&Co Inc.

Friedberg Investment Management reduced its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Co. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. Kcm Advsrs Limited invested in 1.2% or 119,770 shares. Whalerock Point Prtnrs Ltd Liability reported 12,715 shares.

Andra Ap-Fonden decreased Csx Corp (CSX) stake by 14.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wcm Mngmt Ca invested in 444,465 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset accumulated 78,488 shares. Northeast Mngmt accumulated 111,697 shares. Nebraska-based Bridges has invested 0.11% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Ejf Capital Llc decreased Mbia Inc (NYSE:MBI) stake by 849,201 shares to 3.92M valued at $34.07 million in 2017Q3. Charter Tru owns 115,283 shares for 1.64% of their portfolio. Fmr Lc reported 0.01% in NIC Inc.

Oppenheimer reiterated their buy rating on shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) in a research note issued to investors on Friday, December 15th. Therefore 69% are positive. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Co holds 88,252 shares. Raymond James maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, December 5 report. On Wednesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold".

Following some medium-term indicators on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), we can see that the 40-day commodity channel index signal is presently Hold while the 50-day Parabolic SAR generates a Buy signal. Williams Capital Group maintained it with "Hold" rating and $165.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Stephens given on Monday, August 17. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 6 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 3 by Barclays Capital. Tigress Financial reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research note on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corp. had a return on equity of 20.06% and a net margin of 2.02%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.24 EPS. COST has a current ratio of 1.00 compared to 1.40 for DG. After $1.36 actual EPS reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.41% EPS growth.

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