Hurco Companies (HURC) Position Maintained by Vanguard Group Inc; Main Street Research Lowered Costco (COST) Position by $442,122

May 17, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Vanguard Group Inc increased its stake in Hurco Companies Inc (HURC) by 10.32% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vanguard Group Inc bought 24,724 shares as the company’s stock rose 8.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 264,383 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.16M, up from 239,659 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vanguard Group Inc who had been investing in Hurco Companies Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $308.54 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $46.1. About 4,042 shares traded. Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) has risen 63.47% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 51.92% the S&P500.




Main Street Research Llc decreased its stake in Costco Corp (COST) by 3.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Main Street Research Llc sold 2,377 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 66,793 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.43M, down from 69,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Main Street Research Llc who had been investing in Costco Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.65% or $3.23 during the last trading session, reaching $198.71. About 1.77 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Is Prime Really Beating Costco Wholesale Corporation?” on April 24, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results” published on May 10, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Why Blue Apron Holding Inc Stock Sold Off Today” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Volvo Offers Employee New Car Pricing to Costco Members” published on May 04, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Walmart Inc Chases Its Great White Whale to India” with publication date: May 10, 2018.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 selling transactions for $22.24 million activity. Vachris Roland Michael sold $977,510 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, January 8. MEISENBACH JOHN W had sold 3,000 shares worth $573,930. Another trade for 17,000 shares valued at $3.15 million was sold by Rose Timothy L.. LIBENSON RICHARD M sold 20,000 shares worth $3.86 million. 6,985 shares valued at $1.31 million were sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, January 8. Murphy James P. also sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares.

Main Street Research Llc, which manages about $503.46 million and $657.03 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Siemens Ag (SMAWF) by 2,987 shares to 76,108 shares, valued at $10.62 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Hsbc Hldgs Plc (NYSE:HSBC) by 7,730 shares in the quarter, for a total of 237,580 shares, and has risen its stake in Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX).

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 31 after the close. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 19.29% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.4 per share. COST’s profit will be $732.83 million for 29.75 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.61% EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 72% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 127 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, November 10. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $190.0 target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 19 by Northcoast. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, October 1 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, March 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 25. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, June 1 report. Wolfe Research downgraded the shares of COST in report on Friday, April 29 to “Peer Perform” rating. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, May 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23 with “Equal-Weight”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, 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. First Interstate Bancorporation holds 1.46% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 36,986 shares. Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 2,213 shares. Drw Limited has 0.12% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 6,120 shares. 54,576 were reported by Autus Asset Limited Liability Co. Glenmede Trust Na reported 136,426 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. 9,204 were reported by Cohen. Pictet & Cie (Europe) holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 8,646 shares. Cwh Cap Mgmt has 2,816 shares. Invest Of Virginia Limited Liability Corp stated it has 8,082 shares. Navellier & Associate, a Nevada-based fund reported 2,174 shares. Stephens Ar has 0.32% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 38,028 are held by Rwc Asset Mgmt Llp. Perkins Coie Tru Com invested in 3,390 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Private Wealth Prtnrs Lc stated it has 1.51% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Sterling Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 9,144 shares.

Since January 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $2.55 million activity. $240,047 worth of Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) was sold by McClelland Sonja K. Niner Andrew Sheeley had sold 9,071 shares worth $411,616 on Monday, March 26. Volovic Gregory S also sold $240,767 worth of Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) shares. On Friday, January 26 Strackbein Ronald G. sold $284,516 worth of Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HURC) or 6,000 shares.

Vanguard Group Inc, which manages about $2286.85 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) by 285,292 shares to 93.71M shares, valued at $4.92B in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Hologic Inc (NASDAQ:HOLX) by 130,983 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 27.89M shares, and cut its stake in Park Natl Corp (NYSEMKT:PRK).

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