$1.31 EPS Expected for Costco Wholesale (COST); 2 Analysts Bullish Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM)

November 15, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report $1.31 EPS on December, 6.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 11.97% from last quarter’s $1.17 EPS. COST’s profit would be $572.48M giving it 32.72 P/E if the $1.31 EPS is correct. After having $2.08 EPS previously, Costco Wholesale Corporation’s analysts see -37.02% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $171.44. About 733 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Entercom Communications had 4 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Noble Financial with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 18, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. The stock of Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Friday, December 11. The stock of Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Noble Financial. See Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) latest ratings:

31/07/2017 Broker: Noble Financial Rating: Buy Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Noble Financial Rating: Buy Maintain

Among 28 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 101 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, March 31 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, May 26. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $200.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. Susquehanna initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, February 10 with “Positive” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, September 2 with “Buy”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Thursday, December 10. Williams Capital Group maintained it with “Hold” rating and $165.0 target in Friday, October 23 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 64 investors sold Costco Wholesale Corporation shares while 376 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 438 raised stakes. 311.53 million shares or 2.27% less from 318.75 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Columbus Circle has invested 0.59% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Marketfield Asset Mgmt Limited Co holds 55,600 shares or 2.4% of its portfolio. Moreover, Montag A & Assocs has 0.24% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 13,190 shares. Whittier Tru Co Of Nevada holds 0.22% or 14,424 shares in its portfolio. Partnervest Advisory Services Ltd Llc holds 0.1% or 1,405 shares. Brown Advisory has 1.29% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 2.63 million shares. Moreover, Badgley Phelps And Bell has 1.04% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 83,774 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited Com reported 613,169 shares. Capwealth Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Icon Advisers holds 0.16% or 14,500 shares in its portfolio. Atlantic Tru Lc owns 93,024 shares. Hirtle Callaghan Co Ltd Liability Co has 222 shares. Cap Wealth Planning Limited Liability Corporation owns 169,219 shares. Tuttle Tactical Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3,817 shares. 11,125 are held by Seaward Mngmt Ltd Partnership.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $2.36 million activity. McKay John D sold $544,810 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. Murphy James P. sold 5,000 shares worth $906,504. $906,598 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M..

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The company has market cap of $74.92 billion. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. It has a 28.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.26, from 1.41 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 21 investors sold Entercom Communications Corp. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 21.77 million shares or 6.93% more from 20.36 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insur Co accumulated 0% or 20,318 shares. Columbia Partners L L C Invest has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Vanguard Group owns 1.07M shares for 0% of their portfolio. Highbridge Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) for 21,220 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% stake. Huntington Natl Bank holds 0% or 1,184 shares in its portfolio. Ativo Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 98,730 shares. Venator Cap Mgmt Limited has 892,827 shares. Moreover, Bancorp Of New York Mellon has 0% invested in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). American Gp invested 0% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio owns 9,170 shares. Swiss Bancshares holds 0% or 38,400 shares. Weber Alan W reported 322,406 shares stake. Raymond James & Assocs invested 0% in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM). Walleye Trading Limited Com owns 9,984 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Entercom Communications Corp. is a radio broadcasting company. The company has market cap of $448.03 million. The Firm sells advertising time to local, regional and national advertisers and national network advertisers, purchasing spot commercials in varying lengths. It has a 43.85 P/E ratio. It focuses on station-related digital platforms, which allow for audience interaction and participation, and integrated local digital marketing solutions and station events.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $2.27 million activity. 4,793 shares valued at $47,690 were bought by FIELD JOSEPH M on Friday, June 16.

The stock increased 5.26% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $11. About shares traded. Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) has declined 15.65% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.35% the S&P500.

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