Bluestein R H & Company Lifted Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Stake; Alico Has 2.33 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Bluestein R H & Company increased Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) stake by 0.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bluestein R H & Company acquired 2,421 shares as Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Bluestein R H & Company holds 268,542 shares with $44.12M value, up from 266,121 last quarter. Costco Wholesale Corp now has $84.24 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.30% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $191.84. About 3.50 million shares traded or 19.38% up from the average. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Alico, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an agribusiness and land management firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $229.61 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Orange Co., Conservation and Environmental Resources, and Other Operations. It currently has negative earnings. The Orange Co. segment engages in planting, owning, cultivating, and/or managing citrus groves to produce fruits for sale to fresh and processed citrus markets; and contracting for the harvesting, marketing, and hauling of citrus.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 selling transactions for $15.23 million activity. 20,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $3.86 million were sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. 10,000 shares were sold by PORTERA JOSEPH P, worth $1.93 million. Vachris Roland Michael had sold 5,200 shares worth $977,510. MEISENBACH JOHN W also sold $159,250 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, August 1. MOULTON PAUL G had sold 8,696 shares worth $1.40M. 5,000 shares were sold by ZOOK DENNIS R, worth $809,578. Rose Timothy L. sold $966,000 worth of stock.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 118 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Friday, April 29 to “Peer Perform”. Williams Capital Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 23 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Wells Fargo. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, October 1. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $160 target. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 18 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, December 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Citigroup.

Bluestein R H & Company decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 6,070 shares to 540,758 valued at $83.34M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Astrazeneca Plc Sp Adr (NYSE:AZN) stake by 44,250 shares and now owns 15,100 shares. Caterpillar Inc (NYSE:CAT) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. Empirical Ser Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3,466 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Ipswich Investment Management Incorporated invested in 0.41% or 5,593 shares. 11,251 are owned by Stratos Wealth Partners Limited. Great Lakes Advisors Limited Liability Corporation invested in 6,373 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys invested 0.26% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Td Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 39 shares or 0% of the stock. Marble Harbor Inv Counsel Lc invested in 0.13% or 3,801 shares. Wade G W And has 4,717 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. 1,880 are owned by Seizert Cap Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company. Mitsubishi Ufj invested 0.3% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Baring Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 9,994 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. First Republic Investment Mgmt Inc reported 268,190 shares. Sfe Investment Counsel owns 28,212 shares. Private Wealth Ptnrs Lc holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 41,673 shares. 7,080 are held by First Dallas Securities.

734 Agriculture Llc holds 100% of its portfolio in Alico, Inc. for 3.71 million shares. Trafelet Brokaw Capital Management L.P. owns 347,992 shares or 8.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Birch Run Capital Advisors Lp has 2.1% invested in the company for 174,979 shares. The New York-based Towerview Llc has invested 0.97% in the stock. Rodgers Brothers Inc., a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 50,800 shares.

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