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Mastrapasqua Asset Management Has Cut Its Gilead Sciences (GILD) Holding; Diam Company LTD Has Cut Its Costco Whsl New (COST) Stake

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Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc decreased Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD) stake by 10.31% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc sold 10,482 shares as Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD)’s stock rose 1.93%. The Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc holds 91,169 shares with $6.53M value, down from 101,651 last quarter. Gilead Sciences Inc now has $96.15B valuation. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $73.74. About 611,511 shares traded. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) has risen 9.79% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.76% the S&P500.

Diam Company Ltd decreased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 1.2% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Diam Company Ltd sold 8,587 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)’s stock declined 1.86%. The Diam Company Ltd holds 708,409 shares with $131.87M value, down from 716,996 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $85.14B valuation. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $194.02. About 175,657 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Diam Company Ltd increased Maxim Integrated Prods Inc (NASDAQ:MXIM) stake by 52,197 shares to 583,556 valued at $30.57 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Praxair Inc (NYSE:PX) stake by 2,009 shares and now owns 468,664 shares. Duke Energy Corp New (NYSE:DUK) was raised too.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 126 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, September 2 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $18500 target in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 12 by Oppenheimer. As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 31.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 24. They expect $1.67 EPS, up 19.29% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.4 per share. COST’s profit will be $732.83 million for 29.04 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual EPS reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.61% EPS growth.

Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $21.65 million activity. LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86 million worth of stock or 20,000 shares. Shares for $560,730 were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W. $1.31M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, January 8. Rose Timothy L. also sold $3.15 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $958,087 were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. 5,000 shares were sold by Hines Daniel M., worth $943,080 on Monday, January 8. $810,788 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by ZOOK DENNIS R.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Daiwa Sb Invests Ltd stated it has 3,490 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board holds 481,815 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Susquehanna Llp stated it has 528,666 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Company has 0.12% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4,730 shares. Rampart Inv Lc has invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Uss Investment Limited reported 42,900 shares stake. Macguire Cheswick Tuttle Counsel Lc stated it has 2.8% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Texan Capital Management stated it has 2.46% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Gfs Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1,774 shares. Capital Ww Investors holds 0.35% or 8.61M shares. Perkins Coie Trust Communications accumulated 3,390 shares. Keybank National Association Oh invested in 399,291 shares. Capwealth Limited Liability Company reported 0.1% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tompkins Corp invested in 9,530 shares. Proshare Advsr has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Among 30 analysts covering Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 126 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 6 by Maxim Group. On Tuesday, September 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy”. On Thursday, September 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Jyske Bank to “Strong Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 22 by Leerink Swann. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 7. Bank of America upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $107 target in Monday, January 18 report. Maxim Group downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, April 29 report. On Thursday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Market Perform”. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies.

Analysts await Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) to report earnings on May, 1 after the close. They expect $1.59 EPS, down 27.73% or $0.61 from last year’s $2.2 per share. GILD’s profit will be $2.07 billion for 11.59 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.60 actual EPS reported by Gilead Sciences, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.63% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 95 investors sold GILD shares while 545 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 411 raised stakes. 972.68 million shares or 1.57% more from 957.62 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Two Sigma Llc has 0.09% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 45,643 shares. Fernwood Limited Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 49,243 shares. Franklin Res holds 0.48% or 13.85M shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated Natl Bank stated it has 169,797 shares or 0.33% of all its holdings. Summit Securities Gru Limited Liability Co reported 7,700 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Gotham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 0.69% stake. Argent Tru holds 0.28% or 10,068 shares. Veritable Lp reported 48,341 shares. Meeder Asset Management has invested 0.46% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Gm Advisory Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 3,087 shares. Cornerstone Cap owns 0.77% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) for 62,966 shares. Convergence Inv Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 94,058 shares stake. Fragasso Gru Inc reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). Commonwealth Bankshares Of Australia holds 0.21% or 305,009 shares. First Heartland Consultants owns 3,049 shares.

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