Costco Wholesale (COST) Forms $197.41 Double Top; Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) Had 3 Analysts Last Week

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Among 22 analysts covering Lonmin PLC (LON:LMI), 3 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Lonmin PLC had 167 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) rating on Friday, January 29. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and GBX 25.50 target. On Wednesday, March 16 the stock rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with “Neutral”. Citigroup maintained Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) on Monday, July 27 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by HSBC. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by AlphaValue. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by JP Morgan. Deutsche Bank downgraded Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) on Wednesday, December 16 to “Sell” rating. As per Monday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Tuesday, December 22. See Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) latest ratings:

16/05/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell Maintain
15/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Maintain
14/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 95.00 Maintain
14/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 40.00 Maintain
10/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 75.00 New Target: GBX 40.00 Downgrade
05/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell Old Target: GBX 95.00 New Target: GBX 56.00 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 75.00 New Target: GBX 75.00 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 95.00 New Target: GBX 95.00 Maintain
15/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Upgrade
10/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 85.00 New Target: GBX 95.00 Maintain

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) formed double top with $207.28 target or 5.00% above today’s $197.41 share price. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) has $86.63 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.78% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $197.41. About 290,117 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 14.69% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.14% the S&P500.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $22.24 million activity. Shares for $937,421 were sold by Murphy James P. on Friday, January 5. $966,000 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by Rose Timothy L.. Shares for $1.31 million were sold by MOULTON PAUL G. On Monday, January 8 the insider Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080. $958,087 worth of stock was sold by GALANTI RICHARD A on Friday, December 22. LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $3.86 million worth of stock. 5,200 shares valued at $977,510 were sold by Vachris Roland Michael on Monday, January 8.

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on May, 31 after the close. They expect $1.67 earnings per share, up 19.29% or $0.27 from last year’s $1.4 per share. COST’s profit will be $732.83 million for 29.55 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.42 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.61% EPS growth.

Among 33 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 128 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 19 by Citigroup. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. On Thursday, April 12 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, May 27. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 30. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, August 31. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 64 investors sold Costco Wholesale Corporation shares while 442 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 364 raised stakes. 308.22 million shares or 1.23% more from 304.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Paloma Prtn Mngmt invested in 11,136 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Mount Vernon Assoc Md holds 13,545 shares or 3.8% of its portfolio. Illinois-based Northern Trust has invested 0.3% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Moreover, Wesbanco Bank Inc has 0.16% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 12,723 shares. Cobblestone Advsrs Ltd Liability Co New York has invested 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cohen Mgmt holds 0.4% or 9,204 shares in its portfolio. The Germany-based Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.38% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Rowland And Invest Counsel Adv holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 3,873 shares. Coldstream Capital Management Inc has 31,216 shares. Diligent Investors owns 1,158 shares. Mu Investments Ltd holds 29,600 shares or 3.78% of its portfolio. Waddell & Reed has invested 0.37% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Gould Asset Management Ltd Liability Ca reported 0.12% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Telemus Capital invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Whittier Tru Of Nevada has 15,547 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio.

Lonmin Plc explores, mines, refines, and markets platinum group metals in South Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The company has market cap of 131.47 million GBP. It operates through three divisions: PGM Operations, Evaluation, and Exploration. It currently has negative earnings. The firm explores for platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, and gold, as well as chrome, nickel, copper, and cobalt deposits.

The stock decreased 1.65% or GBX 0.78 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 46.5. About 870,889 shares traded. Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) has 0.00% since May 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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