Shareholder Boston Advisors Increased Costco Whsl New Com (COST) Stake; Contravisory Investment Management Has Cut Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Stake by $429,165

January 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Contravisory Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) by 5.47% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Contravisory Investment Management Inc sold 3,179 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.21% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 54,891 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $7.41 million, down from 58,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc Ireland for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $98.80B market cap company. The stock increased 1.42% or $2.25 during the last trading session, reaching $160.21. About 2.08M shares traded or 10.38% up from the average. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Boston Advisors Llc increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New Com (COST) by 775.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boston Advisors Llc bought 171,786 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 193,925 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $31.86 million, up from 22,139 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boston Advisors Llc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $84.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $192.29. About 2.49M shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 119 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by BMO Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Thursday, August 3. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, December 3 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, August 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, December 9 with “Overweight”.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $16.19 million activity. Shares for $810,788 were sold by ZOOK DENNIS R. $958,087 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by GALANTI RICHARD A. 6,985 shares were sold by MOULTON PAUL G, worth $1.31M on Monday, January 8. Shares for $3.86M were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $943,080 were sold by Hines Daniel M.. 5,000 shares valued at $966,000 were sold by Rose Timothy L. on Monday, December 18.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Voya Invest Lc, a Georgia-based fund reported 513,727 shares. Nbt Bankshares N A Ny holds 0.07% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 2,716 shares. Davis R M Inc owns 111,869 shares. Moreover, Capstone Invest Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Somerset Gru owns 3,126 shares. Hightower Limited Liability has invested 0.25% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Moreover, Kanawha Cap Management Limited Liability Company has 0.24% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). M&T National Bank owns 211,164 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Westwood Hldg Gru Inc stated it has 4,182 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bremer Tru National Association reported 1,724 shares. Stifel reported 0.44% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cobblestone Advisors Ltd Liability Co New York invested in 2,186 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd holds 77,268 shares. Shelton Mngmt owns 38,347 shares or 0.49% of their US portfolio. Gsa Capital Prtnrs Llp has 1,315 shares.

Boston Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.55B and $4.42 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc Com (NASDAQ:GILD) by 17,790 shares to 372,430 shares, valued at $30.17 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cisco Sys Inc Com (NASDAQ:CSCO) by 89,526 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 246,063 shares, and cut its stake in Washington Fed Inc Com (NASDAQ:WAFD).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 461.53 million shares or 1.06% less from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Cap Limited Liability Corp (Trc) invested in 0.02% or 2,185 shares. Sei Investments Com has 133,084 shares. Old Natl Bankshares In holds 0.12% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) or 16,996 shares. British Columbia Mgmt holds 531,547 shares or 0.55% of its portfolio. Bartlett And Ltd stated it has 182,068 shares. Family Firm Incorporated reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cambridge Inv Research Advsr stated it has 0.05% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). 1,998 are owned by Bluefin Trading Ltd Liability. Connecticut-based Eagle Ridge Invest Mngmt has invested 0.06% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Gotham Asset Management Limited Liability has invested 0.24% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Federated Pa reported 12,756 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Plante Moran Advisors Limited Liability holds 661 shares. Grand Jean Cap Mgmt Incorporated owns 0.24% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 4,898 shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Associates Incorporated accumulated 6,354 shares. 8,156 were accumulated by Sentinel Lba.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture Plc had 88 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, September 7. As per Wednesday, November 8, the company rating was initiated by Pivotal Research. RBC Capital Markets maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, August 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $14500 target. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was initiated by Cowen & Co. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Monday, October 3. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $139 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 22 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 15. On Monday, April 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 20.

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