Connors Investor Services Lifted Costco Wholesale (COST) Position By $2.02 Million; Last Week Entergy (ETR) Analysts

February 20, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Among 16 analysts covering Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Entergy Corporation had 59 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim maintained the shares of ETR in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, February 19. The stock of Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, October 16 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Monday, January 8. Mizuho maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $67.50 target in Wednesday, October 14 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $76 target in Monday, March 14 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, September 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 10. See Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) latest ratings:

13/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $82 New Target: $76 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Neutral New Target: $82 Initiates Coverage On
08/01/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $84.5 Maintain
02/01/2018 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $101.0 Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $86 New Target: $88 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $89.0 Upgrade
17/11/2017 Broker: Mizuho Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $80 New Target: $86 Maintain
29/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $80.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Hold New Target: $83.0 Maintain

Connors Investor Services Inc increased Costco Wholesale (COST) stake by 25.86% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Connors Investor Services Inc acquired 12,345 shares as Costco Wholesale (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Connors Investor Services Inc holds 60,090 shares with $9.86M value, up from 47,745 last quarter. Costco Wholesale now has $83.45 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.79% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $190.04. About 1.06 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.

The stock decreased 1.96% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $75.22. About 358,755 shares traded. Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) has risen 1.84% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.86% the S&P500.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $3.52 million activity. Rainer Sallie T had sold 1,000 shares worth $84,000. 2,500 shares valued at $205,000 were sold by Riley Richard C on Friday, October 13. Shares for $123,000 were sold by Brown Marcus V on Friday, October 13. On Thursday, October 19 the insider FISACKERLY HALEY sold $170,000. RICE CHARLES L JR sold $78,950 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. VINCI DONALD W sold $449,528 worth of stock. 2,500 Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) shares with value of $215,000 were sold by HINNENKAMP PAUL D.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold Entergy Corporation shares while 165 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 146.03 million shares or 0.84% less from 147.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Stifel reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Jefferies Group Llc holds 0.03% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) or 57,858 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Blair William And Il holds 0% or 3,581 shares. Reinhart Prtn owns 185,235 shares for 1.49% of their portfolio. Alexandria Capital Limited Liability Company reported 301 shares stake. Systematic Mgmt L P holds 258,476 shares. Moreover, Trust Com Of Vermont has 0.01% invested in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR) for 1,120 shares. Raymond James Tru Na has invested 0.03% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Prudential Finance stated it has 574,275 shares. The New York-based Tower Rech Cap (Trc) has invested 0% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Ahl Prtn Llp owns 4,179 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pittenger Anderson has invested 0% in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md has 0.01% invested in Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR). British Columbia Invest Corporation accumulated 0.04% or 68,425 shares.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.56 billion. It operates through two divisions, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. It currently has negative earnings. The Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas.

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. Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, December 8 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Vetr. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, May 16 with “Buy”. Susquehanna initiated Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, February 10. Susquehanna has “Positive” rating and $192 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, July 5. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 15 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, December 15. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $186.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, 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. Alphamark Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Friedberg Mngmt stated it has 2.04% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Ontario – Canada-based National Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Commerce has invested 0.78% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Trust Of Vermont stated it has 38,531 shares or 0.63% of all its holdings. Advsrs Asset Mngmt has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Riverhead Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Montecito State Bank And Trust holds 7,074 shares or 0.4% of its portfolio. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Inv Management Llc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Comerica Bankshares accumulated 137,000 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Monroe Bancshares And Mi has 0.01% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Moreover, Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has 0.53% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4.29 million shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt holds 1.63 million shares. First Personal Financial Serv accumulated 17,400 shares. Hermes Investment Mngmt Ltd holds 0.01% or 2,224 shares in its portfolio. Williams Jones And Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.94% or 481,337 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 insider sales for $22.37 million activity. 6,985 shares valued at $1.31 million were sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, January 8. 5,000 shares were sold by Rose Timothy L., worth $966,000. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $164,920 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Vachris Roland Michael had sold 5,200 shares worth $977,510. $5.76M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. Shares for $937,421 were sold by Murphy James P. on Friday, January 5. On Monday, January 8 Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares.

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