Garrison Bradford Associates Inc Lowers stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : Garrison Bradford Associates Inc reduced its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation by 0.49% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 40,350 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $5,908,854 after selling 200 shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 2, 2016.Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approximately 6.89% of Garrison Bradford Associates Inc’s portfolio.

Costco Wholesale Corporation closed down -1.4 points or -0.95% at $146.44 with 36,92,230 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $147.06, the shares hit an intraday low of $144.74 and an intraday high of $147.5 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Tiemann Investment Advisors reduced its stake in COST by selling 480 shares or 6.47% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,943 shares of COST which is valued at $1,016,733. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 1.01% of Tiemann Investment Advisors’s portfolio.Trust Co Of Oklahoma boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 311 additional shares and now holds a total of 12,695 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $1,903,234. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 1.04% of Trust Co Of Oklahoma’s portfolio.Next Financial Group Inc boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 447 additional shares and now holds a total of 7,592 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $1,138,193. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.39% of Next Financial Group Inc’s portfolio. Advocacy Wealth Management Services sold out all of its stake in COST during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 25 shares of COST which is valued $3,748. Palo Capital added COST to its portfolio by purchasing 2,238 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $335,521. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.26% of Palo Capital’s portfolio.

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. 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 was Resumed by Barclays to “Equal Weight” on Mar 31, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group on Mar 4, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 170 from a previous price target of $175 .

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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