Private Asset Management Lifted Its Costco Wholesale (COST) Holding; Bridgford Foods (BRID) Shorts Up By 35.71%

Private Asset Management Inc increased Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) stake by 5.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Private Asset Management Inc acquired 3,030 shares as Costco Wholesale Corp (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Private Asset Management Inc holds 62,653 shares with $10.29 million value, up from 59,623 last quarter. Costco Wholesale Corp now has $84.12 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $191.56. About 1.97 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:BRID) had an increase of 35.71% in short interest. BRID’s SI was 3,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 35.71% from 2,800 shares previously. With 700 avg volume, 5 days are for Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:BRID)’s short sellers to cover BRID’s short positions. The SI to Bridgford Foods Corporation’s float is 0.23%. The stock decreased 1.67% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $17.7. About 414 shares traded. Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:BRID) has risen 51.39% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.69% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 69 investors sold COST shares while 383 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 433 raised stakes. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Republic Invest Mngmt, California-based fund reported 268,190 shares. Bluestein R H And Company reported 268,542 shares. Navellier Assocs stated it has 0.16% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Nomura has 56,778 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Truenorth Inc invested in 0.17% or 2,185 shares. Vaughan David Invests Il accumulated 10,132 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Conestoga Advisors Lc has 2,525 shares. Moneta Gp Inv Advsr Limited Liability invested in 0.04% or 1,505 shares. The New York-based Park Avenue Lc has invested 0.09% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Laurion Cap Management Limited Partnership owns 23,358 shares. Lodestar Counsel Il holds 0.11% or 5,636 shares in its portfolio. 13,276 are held by Fulton Bancorp Na. Moreover, Bancorp Of America De has 0.19% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 7.17 million shares. Moreover, Davidson & Garrard has 0.38% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 9,785 shares. Marco Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 71,004 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 insider sales for $22.37 million activity. GALANTI RICHARD A also sold $802,892 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, October 20. MEISENBACH JOHN W also sold $580,230 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. Murphy James P. also sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, January 5. 5,200 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael. $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) was sold by Hines Daniel M. on Monday, January 8. SINEGAL JAMES D also sold $5.76 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, September 19. On Friday, October 20 the insider MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.40 million.

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. $190.41’s average target is -0.60% below currents $191.56 stock price. Costco Wholesale had 121 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, October 5. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 24. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 23. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Gordon Haskett on Friday, January 12. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, March 31 report. UBS upgraded Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, October 26 to “Buy” rating.

Private Asset Management Inc decreased Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) stake by 10,780 shares to 93,457 valued at $15.29M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) stake by 5,150 shares and now owns 67,276 shares. General Elec Co (NYSE:GE) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.33, from 0 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 1 investors sold Bridgford Foods Corporation shares while 2 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 361,691 shares or 4.05% less from 376,959 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0% or 34 shares. Citigroup owns 1,210 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership has 251,175 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada accumulated 1 shares. Blackrock Inc invested 0% in Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:BRID). 74,714 were accumulated by Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability Corp. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 1,200 shares. California Employees Retirement holds 0% of its portfolio in Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ:BRID) for 18,672 shares. Northern Trust has 13,747 shares for 0% of their portfolio.