*Ubs Global Asset Management Americas INC Holds Stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Corporate LogoDuring Q2 2018 the big money sentiment increased to 1.11. That’s change of 0.19, from 2018Q1’s 0.92. 36 investors sold all, 406 reduced holdings as COST ratio increased. 380 rose positions while 109 funds bought positions. Funds hold 305.79 million shares thus 0.18% more from 2018Q1’s 305.24 million shares. Lloyds Bk Grp Incorporated Public Ltd Com holds 1.82% or 1,061 shs in its capital. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Ltd holds 1.88% or 13,922 shs. Retirement System Of Alabama, a Alabama-based fund reported 293,670 shs. Zeke Capital Advsr Limited Com stated it has 12,585 shs or 0.25% of all its holdings. Jarislowsky Fraser stated it has 0.33% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ls Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.23% or 18,067 shs in its capital. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.02% or 11,680 shs. Fruth Invest Management reported 0.55% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Gardner Russo And Gardner Ltd Co reported 5,473 shs stake. Tortoise Mgmt Ltd has 0.12% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 2,153 shs. Kanawha Capital Management Lc reported 9,182 shs stake. Biltmore Wealth Lc stated it has 3,894 shs or 0.74% of all its holdings. Menta Capital Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.15% of its capital in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Delta Asset Management Limited Liability Corp Tn reported 0.07% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Twin Tree Mngmt LP owns 0.02% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 13,026 shs.

COST registered $8.80 million net activity with 0 insider buys and 8 insider sales since June 1, 2018. The insider MOULTON PAUL G sold 5,585 shs worth $1.16M. Rose Timothy L. sold 2,500 shs worth $512,970. On Friday, June 15 $498,315 worth of stock was sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. On Monday, July 23 15,000 shs were sold by Murphy James P., worth $3.29 million. 7,000 shs were sold by Hines Daniel M., worth $1.43M.

Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc reduced its stake by 4.35% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), according to 2018Q2 Securities and Exchange form. 74,189 shares were sold by Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc as the company’s stock rose 18.78% with the market. At the end of 2018Q2, the institutional investor held 1.63 million shares of the department and specialty retail stores company, priced at $340.56 billion, down from 1.70 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. $104.18 billion is the market cap of Costco Wholesale Corporation. COST touched $237.74 during the last trading session after $0.96 change.Currently Costco Wholesale Corporation is uptrending after 51.49% change in last November 10, 2017. COST has also 2.26M shares volume. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 35.87%.

About $130487.93 billion US Long portfolio Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc operates. It rose its stake in Vanguard World Fds (VIS) by 1,108 shares to 3,014 shares, valued at $409.33 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. For a total of 638,212 shares it increased its holding in Bunge Limited Com (NYSE:BG) by 53,914 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM).

On December, 13. Investors wait Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to reveal its quarterly earnings, as reported by RTT. Analysts expect change of 17.65 % or $0.24 from previous year’s $1.36 EPS compared to current’s $1.60 EPS. This could be $701.14M profit for COST assuming the current $1.60 EPS will become reality. Wall Street now sees -32.20 % negative EPS growth despite Costco Wholesale Corporation previous quarter’s EPS of $2.36.

A couple more Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released on November 10, 2018 “Why Target Stock Is Up 31% in 2018”, also Investorplace.com on November 09, 2018 published “10 Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Holidays”, the next Seekingalpha.com is “Costco Is Not A Buy Yet” on October 16, 2018. Seekingalpha.com has article titled “Costco: The Benchmark Retailer, But Is It Wise To Buy?”.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 13 have positions in Costco (NASDAQ:COST) as follows: 10 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 3 with “Hold”. The positive are 77%. Since May 16, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Costco has 20 analyst reports. In Friday, June 1 report Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $222 target. On Friday, September 14 Wells Fargo downgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating. Wells Fargo has “Market Perform” rating and $235 target. On Monday, July 23 the rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. On Tuesday, July 17 the rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform”. On Friday, October 5 the stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup. On Monday, September 10 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. On Friday, October 5 the firm has “Outperform” rating given by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, May 16 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Loop Capital Markets. In Friday, June 15 report Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. In Monday, September 17 report JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $255 target.

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