Contrarian Capital Management Boosted Cott Que (COT) Position By $430,654; Wafra Investment Advisory Group Has Boosted Costco Wholesale (COST) Position By $480,498

October 13, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc increased Costco Wholesale (COST) stake by 5.85% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc acquired 3,022 shares as Costco Wholesale (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc holds 54,648 shares with $8.74M value, up from 51,626 last quarter. Costco Wholesale now has $68.74B valuation. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $157.22. About shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Contrarian Capital Management Llc increased Cott Corp Que (COT) stake by 17.97% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Contrarian Capital Management Llc acquired 30,761 shares as Cott Corp Que (COT)’s stock rose 17.69%. The Contrarian Capital Management Llc holds 201,956 shares with $2.92 million value, up from 171,195 last quarter. Cott Corp Que now has $2.09 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.40% or $0.06 on October 12, reaching $15.11. About shares traded. Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) has declined 10.50% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 64 investors sold COST 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. Boston Family Office Ltd Liability Co stated it has 1,563 shares. Colorado-based Denver Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.32% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 37,739 are held by Addenda. Glenmede Trust Com Na reported 19,921 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Hldg reported 1.25 million shares stake. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc reported 163,430 shares. Johnson Gp Inc accumulated 1,618 shares. Wesbanco Commercial Bank reported 0.12% stake. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Ser Ltd Liability stated it has 26,034 shares. California-based Aspiriant Lc has invested 0.14% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Nippon Life Americas Inc reported 0.38% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Adirondack Tru has invested 0.26% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). First Midwest Fincl Bank Trust Division stated it has 0.13% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tower Bridge owns 8,658 shares.

Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $2.36 million activity. The insider Murphy James P. sold $906,504. 3,000 shares were sold by McKay John D, worth $544,810. The insider Hines Daniel M. sold $906,598.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc decreased Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) stake by 211,896 shares to 51,051 valued at $1.72M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Blackrock (NYSE:BLK) stake by 9,323 shares and now owns 16,112 shares. Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) was reduced too.

Among 28 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Costco Wholesale has $20000 highest and $144.0 lowest target. $180.08’s average target is 14.54% above currents $157.22 stock price. Costco Wholesale had 99 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, October 5. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Oppenheimer. As per Tuesday, May 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, July 10 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 28 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, May 27. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, September 18 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 31 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 18 by Wells Fargo.

Among 11 analysts covering Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Cott Corporation had 33 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 8. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) rating on Thursday, September 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $20.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) rating on Friday, June 9. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $2000 target. Canaccord Genuity initiated Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) rating on Tuesday, December 1. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $15 target. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 6 report. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. On Friday, August 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) rating on Friday, October 6. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $16.0 target. Jefferies maintained Cott Corp (USA) (NYSE:COT) on Monday, June 12 with “Hold” rating.

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