EXFO (EXF) EPS Estimated At $0.02; Albion Financial Group Lifted Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Holding

March 29, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Analysts expect EXFO Inc (TSE:EXF) to report $0.02 EPS on April, 4.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 60.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. T_EXF’s profit would be $1.10M giving it 67.00 P/E if the $0.02 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, EXFO Inc’s analysts see -75.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $5.36. About 13,900 shares traded. EXFO Inc (TSE:EXF) has 0.00% since March 29, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Albion Financial Group increased Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) stake by 967.19% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Albion Financial Group acquired 12,854 shares as Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)’s stock declined 1.86%. The Albion Financial Group holds 14,183 shares with $2.64M value, up from 1,329 last quarter. Costco Wholesale Corp now has $80.57 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $183.61. About 2.17 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since March 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 selling transactions for $24.60 million activity. GALANTI RICHARD A also sold $958,087 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. 12,000 shares were sold by Rose Timothy L., worth $2.21M. $580,230 worth of stock was sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W on Thursday, February 1. ZOOK DENNIS R sold $809,578 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $3.86 million was made by LIBENSON RICHARD M on Monday, December 18. MOULTON PAUL G also sold $2.21M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Hines Daniel M. also sold $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares.

Albion Financial Group decreased Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) stake by 6,671 shares to 60,852 valued at $3.42 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) stake by 584,616 shares and now owns 1.45 million shares. At&T Inc. (NYSE:T) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold COST shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Honeywell stated it has 1.61% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Greenwood Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.8% or 41,595 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui has 0.31% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Dt Partners Ltd Co reported 0.03% stake. City Communication has 0.02% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Scotia Cap holds 0.33% or 132,523 shares in its portfolio. Argent Tru reported 4,508 shares. Department Mb Bank N A owns 0.59% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 30,578 shares. The Texas-based Westwood Hldgs Grp has invested 0.01% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Next Fincl reported 0.5% stake. Thomas Story Son Limited Liability Company invested 2.35% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Colony Grp Incorporated Lc stated it has 13,379 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Ameritas Investment Prns Inc holds 39,878 shares. Jfs Wealth Advisors Lc has invested 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Weik Cap Mgmt stated it has 14,573 shares.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale has $230.0 highest and $144.0 lowest target. $190.52’s average target is 3.76% above currents $183.61 stock price. Costco Wholesale had 123 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 23. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup upgraded the shares of COST in report on Monday, December 19 to “Buy” rating. Cleveland downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, February 26 report. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Friday, January 5 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, December 15 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $16800 target in Monday, July 17 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, May 27 report. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”.

Among 2 analysts covering Exfo Inc (TSE:EXF), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Exfo Inc has $7.50 highest and $4.75 lowest target. $6.25’s average target is 16.60% above currents $5.36 stock price. Exfo Inc had 4 analyst reports since January 11, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of EXFO Inc (TSE:EXF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by BMO Capital Markets.

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