Comgest Global Investors Sas Has Boosted By $768,000 Its Costco Whsl New (COST) Holding, Fort LP Lifted Kla (KLAC) Position

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Comgest Global Investors Sas increased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 6.36% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Comgest Global Investors Sas acquired 4,800 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Comgest Global Investors Sas holds 80,283 shares with $12.85M value, up from 75,483 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $66.65B valuation. The stock declined 0.28% or $0.43 reaching $152.57 on the news. About 1.25 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Fort Lp increased Kla (KLAC) stake by 59.38% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Fort Lp acquired 5,121 shares as Kla (KLAC)’s stock rose 15.06%. The Fort Lp holds 13,745 shares with $1.08 million value, up from 8,624 last quarter. Kla now has $15.77 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.11% or $1.11 reaching $98.53 on the news. About 344,347 shares traded. KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) has risen 49.94% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.24% the S&P500.

Since February 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $20.49 million activity. The insider SINEGAL JAMES D sold 100,000 shares worth $16.64 million. On Tuesday, June 6 the insider Hines Daniel M. sold $906,598. The insider Murphy James P. sold 5,000 shares worth $906,504. Rose Timothy L. also sold $667,799 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, March 16. McKay John D also sold $544,810 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, June 5.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold COST shares while 405 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 313.68 million shares or 1.52% more from 308.97 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Honeywell Incorporated holds 1.66% or 309,700 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio accumulated 350,750 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 131,815 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Moreover, Mirae Asset Glob Invests Limited has 0.32% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Balyasny Asset Mgmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 548,768 shares. Amica Retiree Med accumulated 1,713 shares. Cibc World Markets invested in 71,928 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 51,689 shares. Fisher Asset Management Limited Liability Co invested in 4,727 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Corp owns 55,627 shares or 0.22% of their US portfolio. Btr Mngmt stated it has 10,072 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. First Allied Advisory Svcs Inc holds 0.19% or 23,169 shares. Ep Wealth Advsrs Inc holds 1.33% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 64,155 shares. Exchange Cap Mgmt has 10,877 shares for 0.66% of their portfolio. Kansas-based Waddell & Reed Financial has invested 0.29% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Comgest Global Investors Sas decreased Omnicom Group Inc (NYSE:OMC) stake by 31,300 shares to 133,500 valued at $11.36 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Criteo S A (NASDAQ:CRTO) stake by 30,150 shares and now owns 1.87M shares. Alphabet Inc was reduced too.

Among 27 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 74 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, November 9. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, December 9 by Piper Jaffray. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 28 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 1 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 16 by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, September 30 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies.

Among 15 analysts covering KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. KLA-Tencor Corporation had 36 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 29. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy” on Friday, October 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, December 19. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by UBS. CLSA upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 25 report. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $70 target in Thursday, October 6 report. Cowen & Co maintained KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) rating on Friday, July 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $12000 target. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was upgraded by B. Riley & Co.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $6.94 million activity. 5,695 shares were sold by Bell Bobby R, worth $572,575 on Monday, June 12. WALLACE RICHARD P sold $3.29 million worth of stock or 38,543 shares. $390,595 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) was sold by Khan Ahmad A. on Monday, May 15. $741,083 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) was sold by CALDERONI ROBERT on Tuesday, May 2. KENNEDY KEVIN also sold $247,727 worth of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares. Trafas Brian M. sold 3,064 shares worth $266,231. 102 shares valued at $8,725 were sold by Kirloskar Virendra A on Wednesday, February 1.

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