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Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co Lifted Costco Wholesale (COST) Holding by $5.28 Million; Stock Price Declined; Citizens Finl Grp Com (CFG) Holder Reinhart Partners Cut Its Holding by $438,003

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Sharlyn C. Heslam increased its stake in Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) by 300.91% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co bought 28,385 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The hedge fund run by Sharlyn C. Heslam held 37,818 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.04 million, up from 9,433 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $87.31B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $198.96. About 1.25 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Reinhart Partners Inc decreased its stake in Citizens Finl Grp Inc Com (CFG) by 1.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Reinhart Partners Inc sold 10,683 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 681,597 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $28.61 million, down from 692,280 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Reinhart Partners Inc who had been investing in Citizens Finl Grp Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $20.15 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.21% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $41.56. About 3.46 million shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” on May 10, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Is Prime Really Beating Costco Wholesale Corporation?” published on April 24, 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: Investorplace.com and their article: “A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Trade of the Day: Costco Wholesale Corporation Leads the Breakout” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It is negative, 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. Cibc Retail Bank Usa invested in 0.03% or 1,130 shares. Tcw Group invested in 0.84% or 561,746 shares. M&T Natl Bank Corporation has 215,263 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc accumulated 165,919 shares. Hillsdale Inv Mngmt Incorporated has invested 0% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Eulav Asset Management has invested 0.65% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Westwood Holding Group Inc accumulated 3,977 shares. Putnam Invests Lc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 126,905 shares. Cetera Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 144,683 were accumulated by Victory Cap Management. 2,097 were accumulated by Accredited Invsts. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 80,451 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Daiwa Inc owns 13,298 shares. Atlanta Capital Management L L C reported 21,641 shares. Arrow Financial Corp reported 0.41% stake.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 sales for $22.24 million activity. On Monday, January 8 MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 6,985 shares. LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, December 18. $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Murphy James P. on Friday, January 5. Shares for $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold 3,000 shares worth $560,730. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $943,080 was made by Hines Daniel M. on Monday, January 8.

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co, which manages about $909.31M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE:SCHW) by 6,659 shares to 313,783 shares, valued at $16.12M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 3,588 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 189,405 shares, and cut its stake in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA).

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 upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Monday, December 18. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 18. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast on Tuesday, June 20 to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Monday, December 19 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, June 26 by Raymond James. Raymond James maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 5 report. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Hold”. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of COST in report on Friday, October 6 to “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Analysts await Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 34.92% or $0.22 from last year’s $0.63 per share. CFG’s profit will be $412.01M for 12.22 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.78 actual earnings per share reported by Citizens Financial Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.97% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 38 investors sold CFG shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 456.57 million shares or 2.62% less from 468.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moneta Group Advsr Limited Liability Com reported 8 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bb&T Securities Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 7,619 shares. Moreover, Epoch Invest Ptnrs has 0.5% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). 1832 Asset Lp accumulated 50,641 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc holds 0.06% or 853,773 shares. Lpl Financial Limited Com has 39,962 shares. Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Co accumulated 64,368 shares. C M Bidwell Assoc Limited holds 0.99% or 27,376 shares. The Illinois-based Thomas White Ltd has invested 0.29% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Moreover, Marshall Wace Llp has 0.72% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Elizabeth Park Advsrs Limited has 5.15% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 379,755 shares. Dreman Value Management L L C has invested 0.68% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). 280,894 are held by Claar Advsrs Limited Liability Company. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability reported 531,448 shares. Keybank National Association Oh reported 61,643 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Reinhart Partners Inc, which manages about $4.85 billion and $1.01 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Insperity Inc Com (NYSE:NSP) by 41,550 shares to 82,880 shares, valued at $4.75M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Astronics Corp Com (NASDAQ:ATRO) by 19,750 shares in the quarter, for a total of 74,089 shares, and has risen its stake in Navigators Group Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG).

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 94 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wedbush maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Monday, March 5. Wedbush has “Buy” rating and $52.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 14 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Sunday, September 17. Piper Jaffray maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Friday, October 20. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $43.0 target. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, November 8. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 21. On Sunday, July 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Goldman Sachs. Vining Sparks initiated the shares of CFG in report on Friday, April 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Sandler O’Neill.

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