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Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Has Raised Ctrip Com Intl LTD (CTRP) Holding by $1.07 Million; Shares Rose; Texan Capital Management Has Trimmed Position in Costco Whsl New (COST) by $444,726

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Texan Capital Management decreased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 10.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Texan Capital Management sold 2,391 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,332 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.78M, down from 22,723 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Texan Capital Management who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.59 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $199.6. About 2.07 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd (CTRP) by 137.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc bought 24,207 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.55% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 41,860 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.85 million, up from 17,653 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Ctrip Com Intl Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.34 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $42.8. About 2.24M shares traded. Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) has declined 6.07% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Ctrip.com International Ltd. had 54 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 19 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 26 report. As per Thursday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 24 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Cowen & Co. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Wednesday, January 11 with “Mkt Perform”. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 19 by CLSA. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 2 report.

Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc, which manages about $3.42 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Lam Research Corp (NASDAQ:LRCX) by 2,018 shares to 6,475 shares, valued at $1.19 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Southwest Airls Co (NYSE:LUV) by 7,301 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 21,948 shares, and cut its stake in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK).

More notable recent Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Ctrip signs MOU with AccorHotels” on April 20, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Ctrip teams with Hyatt to open its first flagship store” published on May 18, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Ctrip’s International Expansion Adds Another Booster” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Tiger Global’s 13F Shows New Stake in Twitter (TWTR), Mercado (MELI), Increases Stake in Amazon (AMZN) (more…)” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: E-Trade Competitor Hits $5.6B Valuation” with publication date: May 12, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. 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. Lincoln Cap Limited Liability Com invested in 38,148 shares. Mairs & Power reported 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). New York-based Nbt Fincl Bank N A has invested 0.08% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Weik Cap Management invested 1.27% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Savant Cap Ltd Liability Corp reported 5,696 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Fulton Commercial Bank Na has 13,566 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. 105,453 are owned by Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund. 5,325 are held by Oakbrook Investments Limited Liability Co. Visionary Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 1,170 shares. 1,530 are held by Headinvest Ltd Liability. Moreover, Parsons Capital Management Ri has 0.08% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,749 shares. Vaughan David Il holds 0.02% or 1,847 shares in its portfolio. Choate Investment Advisors reported 2,410 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.86% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma has 0.92% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 340,383 shares.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Amazon Needs More Whole Foods Stores” on May 18, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” published on May 10, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Costco Auto Program Announces Nationwide Special Offer with Volvo” on May 04, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Volvo Offers Employee New Car Pricing to Costco Members” published on May 04, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation” with publication date: May 18, 2018.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 31 after the close. They expect $1.67 EPS, up 19.29% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.4 per share. COST’s profit will be $732.83M for 29.88 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 December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $22.24 million activity. Hines Daniel M. sold 5,000 shares worth $943,080. 3,000 shares were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W, worth $573,930 on Thursday, March 1. $3.86 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18. On Monday, December 18 the insider Rose Timothy L. sold $966,000. Murphy James P. sold $937,421 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. On Monday, March 12 the insider MOULTON PAUL G sold $2.21M.

Among 33 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 128 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Loop Capital Markets on Wednesday, May 16 with “Buy”. As per Monday, December 19, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, August 16. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial with “Buy” on Friday, January 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 15. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, January 5 with “Outperform” rating.

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