Costco Whsl New (COST) Shareholder Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Cut Its Stake; Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management Trimmed American Electric Power (AEP) Holding by $690,200

February 23, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management decreased its stake in American Electric Power (AEP) by 39.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management sold 9,860 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.19% with the market. The institutional investor held 15,020 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.06M, down from 24,880 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mutual Of Omaha Bank Wealth Management who had been investing in American Electric Power for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $32.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $65.68. About 2.64 million shares traded. American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) has risen 7.63% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.




Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc decreased its stake in Costco Whsl New Corp (COST) by 44.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc sold 2,200 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The hedge fund held 2,750 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $452,000, down from 4,950 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc who had been investing in Costco Whsl New Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $81.93B market cap company. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $186.59. About 1.36 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 47 investors sold AEP shares while 241 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 254 raised stakes. 341.39 million shares or 2.05% less from 348.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parsons Cap Mngmt Ri reported 7,301 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Alexandria Capital Limited Liability accumulated 300 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Invsts owns 0.04% invested in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) for 420,000 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 1.76 million shares or 0.12% of the stock. Nordea Inv Management stated it has 71,193 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Trustmark Natl Bank Trust Department reported 0.04% of its portfolio in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). Franklin invested in 4.16M shares. Aviance Capital Management Ltd Liability Co accumulated 18 shares or 0% of the stock. Oakbrook Invests Llc, Illinois-based fund reported 19,673 shares. The Missouri-based Benjamin F Edwards has invested 0.03% in American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP). 9,073 are held by Tru Co Of Virginia Va. Citigroup accumulated 161,444 shares. Swiss Bankshares invested in 1.92 million shares. 27 were accumulated by Amer National Bank. Ar Asset Management holds 0.28% or 10,000 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. American Electric Power Company Inc. had 70 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 29. The stock of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) earned “Hold” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, February 20. The firm has “Overweight” rating by arc given on Thursday, September 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 26 by SunTrust. Barclays Capital maintained American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) on Friday, July 29 with “Overweight” rating. Guggenheim downgraded American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) on Monday, January 9 to “Neutral” rating. Guggenheim upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 8 report. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, November 2 by Evercore. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 17 by Mizuho.

Analysts await American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.00 EPS, up 4.17% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.96 per share. AEP’s profit will be $491.88M for 16.42 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by American Electric Power Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.65% EPS growth.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $22.37 million activity. 5,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $809,578 were sold by ZOOK DENNIS R. 1,000 shares were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W, worth $164,920. PORTERA JOSEPH P also sold $1.93M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. On Friday, October 20 GALANTI RICHARD A sold $802,892 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares. LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, December 18. $1.31M worth of stock was sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, January 8.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 121 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, October 1. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $160 target. Jefferies maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, December 15. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $186.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, June 20 by Northcoast. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 21. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Wells Fargo. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, August 31. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $185.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 28. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $214.0 target in Friday, December 15 report.

Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Co Inc, which manages about $187.68 million and $119.15M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in New Relic Inc by 11,000 shares to 76,000 shares, valued at $3.79M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) by 19,400 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ:MRVL).

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