Zevin Asset Management Has Lifted Its Costco Whsl New (COST) Holding; Ecolab Com (ECL) Shareholder Norris Perne & French Llp Lifted Its Holding by $556,672 as Market Value Rose

February 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Zevin Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) by 139.15% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zevin Asset Management Llc bought 33,433 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 57,459 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.44M, up from 24,026 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 $84.12B market cap company. 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 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Norris Perne & French Llp increased its stake in Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) by 5.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Norris Perne & French Llp bought 4,349 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.53% with the market. The institutional investor held 83,639 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.76 million, up from 79,290 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Norris Perne & French Llp who had been investing in Ecolab Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $131.49. About 1.30 million shares traded or 2.53% up from the average. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.09, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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. Tdam Usa Inc invested in 2,721 shares. Moreover, Cleararc Cap has 0.28% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 11,266 shares. Reilly Advisors Lc reported 3,803 shares. Dearborn Prns Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.03% or 2,515 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability Corporation, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 41,859 shares. Sector Pension Investment Board stated it has 48,851 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Alpha Cubed Invests Lc reported 0.21% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). 9,983 are owned by Garde Capital Incorporated. 111,697 were accumulated by Northeast Investment Mngmt. Bessemer Gp has invested 0.25% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Nottingham Inc holds 0.05% or 2,237 shares in its portfolio. 5,197 are owned by Seabridge Invest Ltd Com. Independent Invsts owns 0.25% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,700 shares. Farmers And Merchants Invs Inc reported 314 shares. 2,771 were accumulated by Ifc Fl.

Zevin Asset Management Llc, which manages about $480.40M and $425.63 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Astellas Pharma Japan Sedol 69 (ALPMF) by 109,575 shares to 324,500 shares, valued at $4.13 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cyrusone Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE) by 8,178 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 58,784 shares, and cut its stake in Tjx Cos Inc New (NYSE:TJX).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 sales for $22.37 million activity. 3,000 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $580,230 were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W. MOULTON PAUL G also sold $1.31M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. $5.76M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. The insider Rose Timothy L. sold 5,000 shares worth $966,000. ZOOK DENNIS R sold 5,000 shares worth $810,788. On Friday, January 5 the insider Murphy James P. sold $937,421.

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. Robert W. Baird maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Wednesday, November 15. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 24 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $158 target in Friday, September 23 report. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of COST in report on Monday, June 19 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 14 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of COST in report on Friday, August 25 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, July 5. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, April 7. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by Deutsche Bank.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $966,233 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 31 investors sold ECL shares while 274 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 213.37 million shares or 1.11% more from 211.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parkside Bancorporation And Tru accumulated 117 shares. Prudential Public Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). San Francisco Sentry Invest (Ca) holds 0.11% or 2,622 shares. Charter Trust holds 2,419 shares. Assetmark accumulated 2,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Exchange Capital Management reported 26 shares stake. Cls Investments Ltd Com invested 0% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Agf Invests America owns 53,375 shares. Bancorp holds 145 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Brinker Cap reported 0.42% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Moreover, Lpl Lc has 0.02% invested in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) for 48,373 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.14% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) or 131,979 shares. Asset Mngmt One Co has 407,855 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. New York-based Silvercrest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL). Gamble Jones Inv Counsel stated it has 8,361 shares.

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