How Many Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

In an analyst report shared with investors on today, Deutsche reaffirmed their Hold rating on Crh (LON:CRH)'s stock. The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.01. Costco Wholesale Co. has a 52-week low of $150.00 and a 52-week high of $195.35. The company trades at a free cash flow yield of 0.44 and has a P/E of 20.88. GOL's SI was 1.50 million shares in January as released by FINRA. The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has been 3.05 million shares per day over the past 30 days. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Costco Wholesale's Q1 2018 earnings at $1.39 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $2.18 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.54 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $7.05 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $7.60 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $8.28 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $9.09 EPS. Wedbush Securities Inc acquired 2,680 shares as Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)'s stock rose 1.54%. The Andra Ap-Fonden holds 87,900 shares with $4.77 million value, down from 102,600 last quarter. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.5701 during the last trading session, reaching $59.3101. About 1.16 million shares traded. CRH plc (LON:CRH) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500.

Hightower Advisors Llc, which manages about $15.08 billion and $11.72B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ca Inc (NASDAQ:CA) by 16,660 shares to 69,776 shares, valued at $2.33M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Ishares Core S&P 500 Etf (IVV) was reduced too. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 65% are positive. Opko Health had 19 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Ladenburg Thalmann on Thursday, September 3 with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by National Bank Canada given on Friday, February 12. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, July 21. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $120 target. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and $800 target in Monday, June 12 report. DA Davidson upgraded the shares of BOFI in report on Thursday, October 15 to "Buy" rating. Credit Suisse reinitiated the shares of COST in report on Thursday, December 8 with "Outperform" rating. The stock of NIC Inc. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. The insider LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. 65 funds opened positions while 204 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:BOFI). Rice Hall James & Ltd Liability Com invested in 785,703 shares or 0.99% of the stock. They expect $-0.30 earnings per share, down 433.33% or $0.39 from last year's $0.09 per share. Orrstown Finance Incorporated, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 18,260 shares.

Andra Ap-Fonden decreased Csx Corp (CSX) stake by 14.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,225 shares in the company, valued at $6,021,713.75. It also upped American Airls Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) stake by 12,800 shares and now owns 43,000 shares. Jaffetilchin Invest Prtnrs Limited Liability Corp holds 1.07M shares. Rothschild Invest Corp Il owns 61,181 shares. Advisors Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.1% in CRH plc (LON:CRH). (NASDAQ:BOFI) for 214,267 shares. Menora Mivtachim Limited has invested 0% of its portfolio in Opko Health, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. About 2.24 million shares traded. Gardner Russo And Gardner Limited Liability Company owns 5,318 shares. P Schoenfeld Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 1.75 million shares for 0.65% of their portfolio. Birinyi Associate invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). COST share have rallied by 0.09% in percentage terms since the start of the year - and added 0.05% in the last month. 1,225 are held by Foundry Ptnrs Llc. Mathes reported 2,100 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Checchi Cap Advisers Ltd Com stated it has 3,993 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. 58,462 are held by Cibc Asset Mgmt. Dowling & Yahnke Llc, a California-based fund reported 45,624 shares. Hudock Cap Group Ltd Liability reported 0.02% stake.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $11.07 million activity. 5,200 shares were sold by Vachris Roland Michael, worth $977,510. Over the last three months, insiders sold 82,027 shares of company stock worth $14,914,835. Also, VP Richard A. Galanti sold 5,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 20th. 5,000 shares were sold by Murphy James P., worth $937,421 on Friday, January 5. BLACKROCK INC. owned 10.66% of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) worth $5.19 billion at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 27,560,905 shares thanks to an increase of 2,655,649 new shares in their portfolio. Therefore 50% are positive.

Disclosure: No positions in Costco Wholesale Corp. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $180 target in Thursday, December 3 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 14 by Robert W. Baird. To get a sense of "value" we must compare the current price to some measure of intrinsic value such as a price target. Morgan Stanley downgraded Costco Wholesale from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and decreased their target price for the company from $190.00 to $165.00 in a research note on Friday, October 6th. The stock of GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE:GOL) earned "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Monday, January 30. Iberiabank Corp stated it has 0.42% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (NASDAQ:BOFI) earned "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21.

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