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Trust Co Of Oklahoma Lowered Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Holding; Nantahala Capital Management Boosted Its Sears Hldgs (Put) (SHLD) Stake

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Trust Co Of Oklahoma decreased Costco Wholesale (COST) stake by 10.6% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Trust Co Of Oklahoma sold 1,292 shares as Costco Wholesale (COST)’s stock rose 2.88%. The Trust Co Of Oklahoma holds 10,895 shares with $2.05B value, down from 12,187 last quarter. Costco Wholesale now has $91.85B valuation. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.47 during the last trading session, reaching $209.45. About 934,374 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 13.52% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.95% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 07/03/2018 – Costco 2Q Rev $32.99B; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP – NET SALES FOR QUARTER INCREASED 10.8 PERCENT, TO $32.28 BLN FROM $29.13 BLN LAST YEAR; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO 2Q REV. $33.00B, EST. $32.75B; 25/04/2018 – Fitch Affirms Costco’s IDR at ‘A+’; Outlook Stable; 30/04/2018 – JPMorgan Disciplined Equity Adds Medtronic, Exits Costco; 29/05/2018 – Costco’s Taiwan Comment Leads to Economy-Sized Headache in China; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE MARCH COMP SALES UP 8.6%; 31/03/2018 – Boxed, often dubbed the “Costco for millennials,” sells and delivers a range of goods including sparkling water, chips, cookies and toilet paper in bulk; 18/04/2018 – INTERVIEW-UPS goes Groupon, launching discounts for retailers; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP – QTRLY COMPARABLE SALES UP 5.4 PCT, W/O GAS INFLATION & FX

Nantahala Capital Management Llc increased Sears Hldgs Corp (Put) (SHLD) stake by 100% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Nantahala Capital Management Llc acquired 500,000 shares as Sears Hldgs Corp (Put) (SHLD)’s stock rose 35.27%. The Nantahala Capital Management Llc holds 1.00 million shares with $2.67 million value, up from 500,000 last quarter. Sears Hldgs Corp (Put) now has $265.36 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.45. About 491,909 shares traded. Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) has declined 58.84% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 71.41% the S&P500. Some Historical SHLD News: 21/03/2018 – SEARS AMENDS CREDIT PACT TO PERMIT INTEREST PAYMENT IN KIND; 14/03/2018 – Sears Holdings 4th-Quarter Kmart Same-Store Sales Down 12.2%; 23/04/2018 – Lampert Wins Regardless of Future of Sears Holdings; 10/04/2018 – MOODY’S: RETAIL CORPORATE DEFAULTS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH IN FIRST QUARTER 2018; 14/05/2018 – ChicagoBreaking: Sears begins exploring sale of Kenmore, other divisions; 12/03/2018 – Washington Prime Group to Acquire Four Sears Stores Located at Tier One Assets Through a Sale-Leaseback; 26/04/2018 – WA WARN NOTICE: SEARS TO CUT 68 JOBS IN REDMOND ON CLOSURE; 21/03/2018 – SEARS HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PRIVATE EXCHANGE OFFERS FOR OUTSTANDING 8% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2019 AND 6 5/8% SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2018 AND NEGOTIATED‚Ķ; 29/05/2018 – Sears Debt Overhaul Could Stall Because of Rising Bond Prices; 12/04/2018 – Sears is closing its last store in Chicago, where the company was born

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on October, 4. They expect $2.28 earnings per share, up 9.62% or $0.20 from last year’s $2.08 per share. COST’s profit will be $999.88M for 22.97 P/E if the $2.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 34.12% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 134 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, September 30 with “Outperform” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of COST in report on Wednesday, June 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, June 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Northcoast to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $20000 target in Wednesday, June 28 report. The company was upgraded on Monday, April 16 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Friday, January 5 with “Buy”.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “BJ’s Wholesale preps for IPO” on June 18, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Costco: Small Margins But Large Growth” published on June 15, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Costco: Cheaper Than You Think” on June 15, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Costco lifts wages” published on June 01, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports May Sales Results” with publication date: June 07, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.06, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 62 investors sold COST shares while 440 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 371 raised stakes. 305.24 million shares or 0.97% less from 308.22 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. The Oregon-based Peregrine Asset Advisers has invested 1.16% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Country Trust Comml Bank, Illinois-based fund reported 55 shares. Hartford Finance Mngmt Incorporated has invested 1.49% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Alyeska Inv Grp Incorporated Ltd Partnership has invested 0.73% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Jolley Asset Limited stated it has 0% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Mcmillion Cap Mngmt has 1.94% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 1,951 were reported by Sunbelt. Canada Pension Plan Board owns 447,335 shares or 0.14% of their US portfolio. Congress Asset Mngmt Ma stated it has 336,806 shares or 0.89% of all its holdings. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.31% or 1.32M shares in its portfolio. Denver Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.46% or 46,027 shares in its portfolio. Motley Fool Asset Management Limited Liability reported 1.17% stake. 21,855 were accumulated by Thomas Story & Son. Duff And Phelps Mgmt Com has invested 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.31% or 108,308 shares.

Trust Co Of Oklahoma increased Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) stake by 186 shares to 1,266 valued at $496.42M in 2018Q1. It also upped Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 190 shares and now owns 13,055 shares. Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) was raised too.

Since December 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 17 sales for $20.64 million activity. $580,230 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W on Thursday, February 1. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $943,080 was sold by Hines Daniel M.. GALANTI RICHARD A sold 2,406 shares worth $498,315. Another trade for 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 was sold by Vachris Roland Michael. 11,674 shares were sold by MOULTON PAUL G, worth $2.21 million. Another trade for 12,000 shares valued at $2.21M was made by Rose Timothy L. on Thursday, March 22. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $937,421 was sold by Murphy James P..

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $13.55 million activity. The insider BERKOWITZ BRUCE R sold 567,600 shares worth $1.96M.

Nantahala Capital Management Llc decreased Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) stake by 1.80M shares to 550,000 valued at $22.88 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Exact Sciences Corp (Put) (NASDAQ:EXAS) stake by 200,000 shares and now owns 1.90 million shares. Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Put) (SPY) was reduced too.

Among 3 analysts covering Sears Canada (NASDAQ:SHLD), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Sears Canada had 7 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna maintained it with “Sell” rating and $2.5 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. Susquehanna maintained the shares of SHLD in report on Friday, February 16 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna on Friday, December 1 with “Sell”. IBC maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Thursday, September 3 report. On Friday, February 10 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Negative”.

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