Rwc Asset Management Llp Boosted Costco Whsl New (COST) Stake by $823,888; Market Value Rose; Regions Financial Stake In Air Products & Chemicals (APD) Was Upped

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Rwc Asset Management Llp increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 9.9% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rwc Asset Management Llp bought 3,961 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.78% with the market. The institutional investor held 43,989 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $9.19M, up from 40,028 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rwc Asset Management Llp who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $98.54B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.58% or $8.34 during the last trading session, reaching $224.86. About 2.87M shares traded or 14.74% up from the average. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 51.49% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.87% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 07/03/2018 – Costco 2Q Net $701M; 09/05/2018 – Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results; 09/05/2018 – Costco Wholesale April Sales $10.81 Billion, Up 13.1%; 09/05/2018 – CORRECT: COSTCO APRIL U.S. COMP SALES EX-GAS +7.9%, EST. +6.60%; 09/05/2018 – Costco Wholesale April Same-Store Sales Up 10.9%; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO BEGINS ANALYST CALL; 11/05/2018 – Costco Now Sells Its Own Razors in Broadside at P&G’s Gillette; 23/03/2018 – There is ‘no truth’ to Target-Kroger merger report, source tells CNBC; 29/05/2018 – CITIGROUP CONSUMER CHIEF BIRD SAYS WILL PROMOTE NEW DIGITAL BANK ACCOUNTS NATIONALLY TO HOLDERS OF DOUBLE CASH CREDIT CARD, AND CO-BRAND AMERICAN AIRLINES, COSTCO CREDIT CARDS; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP SAYS COMPARABLE SALES FOR TOTAL COMPANY UP 8.6% FOR FIVE WEEKS ENDED APRIL 8

Regions Financial Corp increased its stake in Air Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) by 6.82% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regions Financial Corp bought 18,536 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.09% with the market. The institutional investor held 290,232 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $45.20M, up from 271,696 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Regions Financial Corp who had been investing in Air Products & Chemicals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $34.50B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.61% or $4.21 during the last trading session, reaching $157.16. About 1.17 million shares traded or 6.59% up from the average. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has risen 11.36% since December 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.26% the S&P500. Some Historical APD News: 07/05/2018 – Air Products Completes Acquisition of Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology/Patents, and Forms Strategic Alliance with Shell for; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS AIMS TO SPEND $13B ON GROWTH OVER 5 YEARS; 26/04/2018 – Air Products & Chemicals 2Q Net $416.4M; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC – INCLUDING LU’AN PROJECT, CO EXPECTS FISCAL YEAR 2018 CAPITAL SPENDING OF $1.8 BLN TO $2.0 BLN; 29/03/2018 – Air Products’ Industrial Gases Executive Vice President Corning Painter Provides Thought Leadership on Coal Gasification at China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation Dialogue in Beíjing; 26/04/2018 – AIR PRODUCTS EARNINGS CALL CONCLUDES; 08/05/2018 – Air Products’ CEO to Speak at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on May 15; 09/05/2018 – Air Products Scales India Operations, Opens World-Class Engineering Center in Pune; 22/03/2018 – Air Products Celebrates World Water Day; 02/05/2018 – Air Products Named a 2018 DiversityInc Noteworthy Company

Among 33 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 21 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 148 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 19 by Citigroup. On Friday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett to “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2. Susquehanna maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Thursday, January 5. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $180 target. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by Northcoast on Wednesday, October 19. The company was initiated on Friday, February 10 by Susquehanna.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Is NRG (NRG) Up 9.6% Since Last Earnings Report? – Nasdaq” on December 08, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Disney (DIS) Down 3.5% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” published on December 08, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Canadian banks’ deposit battle adds to funding cost pressures – Nasdaq” on November 26, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Raven (RAVN) Gains From Innovation & Lower Taxes, Costs Rise – Nasdaq” published on December 03, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Carnival Banks on Strong Booking Trends Despite Rising Costs – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 22, 2018.

Since June 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 sales for $22.06 million activity. Shares for $1.16M were sold by MOULTON PAUL G on Monday, June 18. On Monday, October 15 the insider Vachris Roland Michael sold $1.49M. MEISENBACH JOHN W sold $625,260 worth of stock or 3,000 shares. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold 2,500 shares worth $512,970. The insider JELINEK W CRAIG sold 22,500 shares worth $5.03M. On Wednesday, June 13 Hines Daniel M. sold $1.43M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 7,000 shares.

Rwc Asset Management Llp, which manages about $8.81 billion and $2.00B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 51,916 shares to 757,474 shares, valued at $27.48 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 200,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 499,500 shares, and cut its stake in Hp Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 0.92 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 36 investors sold COST shares while 406 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 380 raised stakes. 305.79 million shares or 0.18% more from 305.24 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Heritage Management invested 0.16% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Davis Selected Advisers has 13,480 shares. Diversified Trust Com has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Appleton Prns Ma reported 34,163 shares stake. Moreover, Montecito National Bank And Tru has 0.5% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 15,283 are held by Planning Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation. Graybill Bartz Assocs stated it has 1.94% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Com invested in 225,033 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Albion Finance Ut reported 28,410 shares. Freestone Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 18,356 shares. Taurus Asset Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 2,882 shares. First Dallas Securities holds 0.5% or 3,730 shares. First Manhattan Comm holds 0.02% or 16,492 shares in its portfolio. Clark Cap Mgmt Group has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.34, from 1.01 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 42 investors sold APD shares while 238 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 286 raised stakes. 183.38 million shares or 0.81% less from 184.89 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Neville Rodie And Shaw reported 0.04% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Meyer Handelman Co holds 37,900 shares. Kwmg Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Horizon Investments reported 13,371 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. M Hldgs Securities has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Advisory Svcs Ntwk Limited Liability Corp reported 6,682 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 7,407 shares. Sarasin And Prns Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 940,997 shares. 3,588 are held by Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Ltd Liability Co. Lifeplan Financial Grp Inc has invested 0.02% in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Personal Capital Advsrs Corporation reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). Utah Retirement Systems reported 40,543 shares. Harding Loevner LP has 320 shares. Donaldson Ltd Liability Co reported 165,477 shares stake. Royal Bancorp Of Scotland Grp Public Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 116,488 shares or 3.73% of their US portfolio.

Among 22 analysts covering Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Air Products & Chemicals had 70 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) earned “In-Line” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, October 17. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 29 report. The stock of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, August 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, April 18. HSBC upgraded Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) on Monday, November 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt given on Wednesday, December 21. Argus Research maintained the shares of APD in report on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by JP Morgan given on Friday, February 9. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 30.

Since November 12, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $3.20 million activity.

Regions Financial Corp, which manages about $8.86 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pnc Financial Services Group I (NYSE:PNC) by 11,594 shares to 97,360 shares, valued at $13.15M in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) by 51,198 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 143,334 shares, and cut its stake in Yun Chen Capital Cayman (NYSE:ATHM).

More notable recent Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is Air Products And Chemicals A Buy? – Seeking Alpha” on September 05, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Recent Analysis Shows Audentes Therapeutics, Endocyte, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Air Products and Chemicals, BWX Technologies, and Modine Manufacturing Market Influences — Renewed Outlook, Key Drivers of Growth – GlobeNewswire” published on November 09, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “10 Biggest Price Target Changes For Tuesday – Benzinga” on November 13, 2018. More interesting news about Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Air Products and Chemicals declares $1.10 dividend – Seeking Alpha” published on November 20, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “A Dividend Stock To Retire On: Air Products And Chemicals – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: April 10, 2018.

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