Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management Lowers stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management reduced its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 4.34% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 64,910 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $10,825,690 after selling 2,945 shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 11, 2016.Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approximately 7.37% of Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Perkins Coie Trust Co reduced its stake in COST by selling 50 shares or 2.67% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,822 shares of COST which is valued at $301,432. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.20% of Perkins Coie Trust Co’s portfolio.Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 6,318 additional shares and now holds a total of 113,393 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $18,759,738. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.39% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Nexus Investment Management boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 400 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,605 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $430,971. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.08% of Nexus Investment Management’s portfolio.

Costco Wholesale Corporation opened for trading at $167 and hit $167.185 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $166.78, with a gain of 0.30% or 0.5 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 14,79,772 shares. Company has a market cap of $73,061 M.

On the company’s financial health, Costco Wholesale Corporation reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.08 based on the information available during the earnings call on Dec 8, 2015. Analyst had a consensus of $1.17. The company had revenue of $27200.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $27729.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.12 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Costco Wholesale Corporation. Company shares were Upgraded by Goldman on Jun 1, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 175 from a previous price target of $169 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 173 from a previous price target of $169 .RBC Capital Mkts Initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation on May 3, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $169.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico Canada United Kingdom (U.K.) Mexico Japan Australia Spain and through majority-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The Company operated 663 membership warehouses and an average warehouse is approximately 144000 square feet. The Company’s warehouses generally operate on a seven-day 69-hour week. The Company’s product categories include Food Sundries Hardlines Fresh Food Softlines Ancillary and Other. The Company’s online business provides products which include services such as photo processing pharmacy travel business delivery and membership services.

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