Insider Trading at Costco Wholesale Corporation?

Argi Investment Services Ltd Com has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). The total value of its holdings decreased 4.9%. Peak6 Limited Partnership invested in 180,085 shares or 0.17% of the stock. KCM Investment Advisors LLC's holdings in Costco Wholesale Corporation were worth $18,880,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Caldwell & Orkin Inc. now owns 6,000 shares of the retailer's stock worth $960,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the last quarter. Buckingham Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Costco Wholesale 0.9% in the second quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Brightworth now owns 1,334 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $213,000 after purchasing an additional 4 shares in the last quarter. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC boosted its position in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 2.1% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now holds 748,223 shares with a value of $122,926,000.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, launched on May 12, 1987, is involved 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. The Argentiere Capital Ag holds 11,795 shares with $1.89 million value, down from 75,000 last quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Costco Wholesale had 101 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on December, 6. Robert W. Baird set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $173.25. Credit Suisse Group restated an "outperform" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Costco Wholesale Corporation has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $178.34. Logan Cap Management owns 0.06% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 5,163 shares. The company had a trading volume of 4,093,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,108,252. Costco Wholesale has $20000 highest and $144.0 lowest target. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Exane Derivatives has invested 0% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Costco Wholesale Corp. had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 20.06%. The company earned $28.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $28.30 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.09 earnings per share. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.77 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Costco Wholesale Corporation will post 6.45 EPS for the current year. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Oppenheimer. Cognios Cap Limited Liability Corp owns 3,093 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th. Costco Wholesale Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.89%.

In other news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold on September 1st for an average price of $157.59. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 35,225 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $6,021,713.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

In other news, CFO Richard A. Galanti sold 3,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.00, for a total transaction of $360,135.00.