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Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP Has Lowered Its Costco Whsl New (Call) (COST) Position by $12.30 Million; Provise Management Group Lowered Philip Morris Intl (PM) Position by $664,446; Shares Rose

Provise Management Group Llc decreased its stake in Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) by 16.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Provise Management Group Llc sold 5,986 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.69% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,320 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.26M, down from 35,306 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Provise Management Group Llc who had been investing in Philip Morris Intl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $162.37B market cap company. The stock increased 1.64% or $1.6893 during the last trading session, reaching $104.5393. About 3.78 million shares traded. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has risen 16.65% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Thomas Lenox Kempner decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (Call) (COST) by 50% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp sold 75,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The hedge fund run by Thomas Lenox Kempner held 75,000 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.32M, down from 150,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New (Call) for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $82.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $187.2. About 1.08M shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Philip Morris International had 54 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup initiated Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, September 22 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, October 12. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 17 report. Piper Jaffray maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Friday, October 13 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 5. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Hold” rating by SBG Securities on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, January 4. Piper Jaffray maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Thursday, January 11 with “Buy” rating.

Provise Management Group Llc, which manages about $1.14 billion and $689.10M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHG) by 17,026 shares to 181,996 shares, valued at $12.02M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 10,896 shares in the quarter, for a total of 254,972 shares, and has risen its stake in Wisdomtree Tr (DGS).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 55 investors sold PM shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 452 raised stakes. 1.10 billion shares or 0.12% more from 1.10 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brown Advisory Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.39% or 16,453 shares. Private Na accumulated 40,655 shares. Howland Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 5,537 shares. King Wealth Mgmt Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.4% or 9,627 shares. Oakworth Capital owns 3,602 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Exane Derivatives owns 21,553 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. 115,965 are owned by Gamble Jones Counsel. Sentry reported 2,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Beacon Gp, Texas-based fund reported 7,067 shares. Capital Limited Liability holds 4,572 shares. The Massachusetts-based Welch & Forbes has invested 0.07% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Comm Ltd owns 0.2% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) for 12,067 shares. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Com invested in 0.82% or 857,926 shares. Rbf Cap Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.08% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Calamos Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.66% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $13.44 million activity. The insider Azinovic Drago sold 14,000 shares worth $1.62 million.

Analysts await Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.87 EPS, down 11.22% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.98 per share. PM’s profit will be $1.35 billion for 30.04 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Philip Morris International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.59% negative EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 121 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Bernstein. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 7 by BMO Capital Markets. On Monday, September 18 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Monday, July 10 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 16. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of COST in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Hold” rating.

Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp, which manages about $26.13 billion and $3.36B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in The Trade Desk Inc (Put) by 37,500 shares to 375,000 shares, valued at $23.07M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Dell Technologies Inc by 283,553 shares in the quarter, for a total of 901,761 shares, and has risen its stake in Expedia Inc Del (NASDAQ:EXPE).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 insider sales for $22.37 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by SINEGAL JAMES D, worth $5.76 million on Tuesday, September 19. PORTERA JOSEPH P sold $1.93M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, October 24. Murphy James P. also sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Rose Timothy L. sold $966,000 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8. ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Wednesday, October 4.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on March, 7 after the close. They expect $1.45 earnings per share, up 23.93% or $0.28 from last year’s $1.17 per share. COST’s profit will be $636.68M for 32.28 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.62% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Community Gru invested in 2.33% or 34,564 shares. Dynamic Advsrs Solutions Ltd Liability owns 0.71% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 10,975 shares. Timber Creek Cap Mgmt Lc owns 300 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Pitcairn Company accumulated 15,982 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 0.1% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 603,858 shares. First Washington reported 280 shares stake. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has 108,868 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Vigilant Mgmt Lc, Maine-based fund reported 25 shares. Ally Fincl reported 33,000 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Management Lc reported 5.30 million shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. Vident Investment Advisory Lc invested in 0.19% or 21,634 shares. Apriem Advsrs holds 2,799 shares. Wade G W And reported 4,717 shares stake. Massachusetts Financial Com Ma has invested 0.2% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Benjamin F Edwards holds 17,396 shares.

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