Analysts See $-0.01 EPS for Primero Mining (PPPMF); Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP Cut By $672,729 Its Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) Position

November 14, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP decreased Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) stake by 10.27% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP sold 4,231 shares as Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP holds 36,949 shares with $5.91M value, down from 41,180 last quarter. Costco Wholesale Corp. now has $74.93 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $171.46. About shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Primero Mining Corp (OTCMKTS:PPPMF) to report $-0.01 EPS on November, 15.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 75.00% from last quarter’s $-0.04 EPS. After having $-0.02 EPS previously, Primero Mining Corp’s analysts see -50.00% EPS growth. It closed at $0.07 lastly. It is up 0.00% since November 14, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 101 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 8 report. The company was maintained on Friday, October 6 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, August 28. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Friday, June 16 by Goldman Sachs. Wells Fargo initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, October 18 with “Market Perform” rating. Argus Research maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, December 10 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, June 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $19000 target. UBS maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, October 6. UBS has “Buy” rating and $190.0 target.

Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP increased Royal Bancshares Of Pennsylvan (NASDAQ:RBPAA) stake by 1.21 million shares to 2.79M valued at $11.81 million in 2017Q2. It also upped First Community Financial Part (FCMP) stake by 220,330 shares and now owns 412,991 shares. Square Inc. was raised too.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on December, 6. They expect $1.31 earnings per share, up 11.97% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.17 per share. COST’s profit will be $572.49M for 32.72 P/E if the $1.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.08 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.02% negative EPS growth.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.36 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Hines Daniel M., worth $906,598 on Tuesday, June 6. 3,000 shares were sold by McKay John D, worth $544,810 on Monday, June 5. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $906,504 was made by Murphy James P. on Wednesday, June 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 376 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. 311.53 million shares or 2.27% less from 318.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hudock Cap Grp Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Outfitter Advisors reported 22,020 shares stake. Amica Mutual Insur Co reported 23,542 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Limited Liability holds 0.89% or 13,961 shares. Northern holds 0.29% or 6.51M shares. 140,356 are held by Finance Advisers Ltd Com. Franklin Resources, a California-based fund reported 626,728 shares. Amalgamated Bancorporation holds 51,686 shares. Wcm Invest Mgmt Ca reported 278,498 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsrs Ltd Llc owns 5,626 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru & has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Fort Washington Incorporated Oh has 23,992 shares. 27,200 are owned by Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys. Peak6 Limited Partnership invested in 180,085 shares or 0.17% of the stock. 18 were accumulated by Vigilant Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation.

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