National Pension Service buys $40,412,722 stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) : National Pension Service scooped up 21,662 additional shares in Costco Wholesale Corporation during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 269,149 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $40,412,722.Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approximately 0.33% of National Pension Service’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,088 additional shares and now holds a total of 103,079 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $15,477,312. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.34% of Fjarde Ap-fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s portfolio.British Columbia Investment Management Corp reduced its stake in COST by selling 33,383 shares or 15.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 180,071 shares of COST which is valued at $27,192,522. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.28% of British Columbia Investment Management Corp’s portfolio.Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reduced its stake in COST by selling 15,785 shares or 14.13% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 95,917 shares of COST which is valued at $14,414,407. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.31% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio.Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx reduced its stake in COST by selling 1,539 shares or 1.36% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 111,854 shares of COST which is valued at $16,776,981. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 0.35% of Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc Tx’s portfolio.Stillwater Investment Management boosted its stake in COST in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 112 additional shares and now holds a total of 12,387 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation which is valued at $1,857,802. Costco Wholesale Corporation makes up approx 1.01% of Stillwater Investment Management’s portfolio.

Costco Wholesale Corporation closed down -0.07 points or -0.05% at $150.15 with 17,45,010 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $150.18, the shares hit an intraday low of $149.28 and an intraday high of $151 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Costco Wholesale Corporation reported $1.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Sep 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.73. The company had revenue of $36560.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $36903.67 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.73 EPS.

Investors should note that on Oct 12, 2016, Costco Wholesale Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.4500. The company’s management has announced Nov 2, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Nov 4, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Nov 18, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Costco Wholesale Corporation. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Sep 30, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 178 from a previous price target of $177 .

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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