Costco Wholesale Corporation's (COST) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC


About 574 shares traded. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Monday, June 19th. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Mckesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) had an increase of 16.11% in short interest. On October 2, 2017, Richard A Galanti executed a direct buy involving 19570 shares. Its up 2.86% from 10.51 million shares previously. With short interest at 14,205,548 and short average daily volume at 1,935,157, the short-interest ratio is 7.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.03% as of September 29. The stock decreased 1.61% or $1.98 during the last trading session, reaching $120.77. About shares traded. Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI) has risen 77.37% since October 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.67% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 13 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On October 6 the stock rating was downgraded from "Overweight" to "Buy" with a current price target of $190.00 in a report issued by Morgan Stanley. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The brokerage presently has a "hold" rating on the retailer's stock. On October 6 Citigroup left the company rating at "Buy" and raised the price target to $190.00 from $167.00. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 3 with "Buy". The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Robert W. Baird. PiperJaffray downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, March 16 report. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $906,598 were sold by Hines Daniel M.

Creative Planning bought 66,726 shares in quarter ending 09/30/2017 increasing its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) by 33,363.0%. Pzena Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 1.89% or 2.10M shares. Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE:RE) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. As of the end of the quarter Advisory Services Network, LLC had sold a total of 3,819 shares trimming its stake by 24.6%. 37 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 311.53 million shares or 2.27% less from 318.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Martin And Commerce Tn, Tennessee-based fund reported 9,649 shares. Wellington Shields Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cap Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 1,575 shares. Sg Americas Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.04% or 31,299 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn holds 154,159 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rothschild Invest Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 56,926 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.1% invested in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). First Midwest Bancorporation Tru Division accumulated 6,535 shares or 0.13% of the stock.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $2.08 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $2.01. Bank Of Montreal acquired 218 shares as Nvr Inc (NVR)'s stock rose 22.66%.

ServiceNow, provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions that define, structure, manage and automate services for global enterprises. Jennison Associates Llc who had been investing in Masimo Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.50 billion market cap company. It now has negative earnings. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 3 with "Buy". Therefore 83% are positive. The company was initiated on Tuesday, April 26 by Macquarie Research. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $178.50. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, February 27 by Wedbush. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 6. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $195.00 price target on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Cowen & Co maintained ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) rating on Wednesday, August 30. Argus Research has "Buy" rating and $98 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.41 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 47 investors sold ServiceNow Inc shares while 104 reduced holdings. 184.77 million shares or 0.98% less from 186.59 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. It worsened, as 57 investors sold INCY shares while 158 reduced holdings. Duquesne Family Office Ltd, New York-based fund reported 428,000 shares. Shares for $2.97M were sold by WHETSELL PAUL W. Shares for $2.35 million were sold by Martchek Jeffrey D. Ross Susan Williamson also bought $67,603 worth of NVR, Inc. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,974 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,150,152.08. Mcmillion Cap Mngmt Incorporated holds 18,090 shares or 1.94% of its portfolio. Pioneer Invest Mngmt holds 177,693 shares. (NYSE:NFG). Cipher LP owns 26,050 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 700 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $117,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Jfs Wealth Advisors reported 730 shares. Weiss Multi invested in 0.12% or 26,181 shares. Dubuque Bancshares & Co reported 3,212 shares stake.