As Costco Whsl New (COST) Stock Value Rose, Zevin Asset Management Boosted Stake by $309,255; Accenture Plc (ACN) Stock Price Declined While Connable Office Has Lifted by $1.09 Million Its Stake

November 15, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Connable Office Inc increased its stake in Accenture Plc (ACN) by 474.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Connable Office Inc bought 8,825 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.21% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 10,686 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.32 million, up from 1,861 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Connable Office Inc who had been investing in Accenture Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $92.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.72% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $144.96. About 100 shares traded. Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Zevin Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 8.81% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zevin Asset Management Llc bought 1,945 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 24,026 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.84 million, up from 22,081 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zevin Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $74.92B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $171.44. About 686 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.

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

Zevin Asset Management Llc, which manages about $480.40 million and $396.18 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Swiss Re Ag Sedol# B545mg5 Ch (SSREF) by 8,282 shares to 110,538 shares, valued at $10.12M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Auto Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) by 8,467 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 239,921 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr Kld 400 Social Inde (DSI).

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. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, December 5 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Vetr. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Friday, May 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by Northcoast. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, May 16 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 2 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was downgraded by Cleveland on Friday, February 26 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Monday, June 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. 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. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Mngmt Lc has invested 1.71% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Pnc Financial Group reported 205,496 shares. Friedberg Invest owns 20,023 shares or 1.37% of their US portfolio. Captrust Fincl Advisors invested in 0.12% or 8,672 shares. 126,762 were reported by Gam Ag. Patten & Patten Tn stated it has 1% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Texas-based Adell Harriman Carpenter has invested 0% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). California Public Employees Retirement System accumulated 1.00M shares. Legal And General Gp Plc accumulated 2.35 million shares or 0.3% of the stock. Bbva Compass Savings Bank holds 0.22% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 20,781 shares. Rothschild Invest Il stated it has 56,926 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Ltd invested 0.77% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Tompkins Fincl accumulated 9,450 shares. Invsts Asset Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv holds 2,700 shares. Vanguard Gru Incorporated reported 0.27% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Is a Great Buy, Post Rally” on October 27, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Why Costco Wholesale Corporation Stock Will Go to $180” published on November 02, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Costco Posts Great October Numbers” on November 06, 2017. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Better Buy: Costco Wholesale Corporation vs. Amazon.com” published on November 15, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Costco Wholesale Corporation vs. Wal-Mart” with publication date: November 01, 2017.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.12, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 49 investors sold ACN shares while 348 reduced holdings. 82 funds opened positions while 334 raised stakes. 466.45 million shares or 0.50% more from 464.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Riverhead Mgmt Llc reported 76,479 shares stake. Csu Producer Res Inc reported 12.29% stake. 23,271 were reported by Usca Ria. Mogy Joel R Inv Counsel reported 1.76% stake. State Bank Of Nova Scotia, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 139,929 shares. 1.45 million were accumulated by Principal. Northern Tru Corporation holds 0.33% or 9.48 million shares. Ativo Capital Management Lc holds 36,058 shares or 1.22% of its portfolio. 280 were accumulated by Fred Alger Mngmt. 12,189 are held by Acadian Asset Mngmt Lc. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Mgmt owns 40,367 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.36% or 57,600 shares. Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv holds 0% or 128 shares. Bluefin Trading Ltd reported 1,998 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Appleton Prtnrs Ma has invested 0.7% in Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN).

More notable recent Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Pivotal Research Starts Accenture plc (ACN) at Buy” on November 08, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Accenture plc (ACN) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 18, 2017” published on October 17, 2017, Gurufocus.com published: “Accenture PLC (ACN) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on August 31, 2017” on October 26, 2017. More interesting news about Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Torray LLC Buys Lonza Group, DowDuPont Inc, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Sells …” published on November 10, 2017 as well as Zacks.com‘s news article titled: “Accenture Takes the Inorganic Way to Boost Digital Marketing” with publication date: October 19, 2017.

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