As Pvh (PVH) Market Valuation Rose, Holder Qs Investors Trimmed Position; As Costco Wholesale (COST) Shares Rose, Baker Ellis Asset Management Upped Holding

February 12, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Qs Investors Llc decreased its stake in Pvh Corp (PVH) by 10.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qs Investors Llc sold 10,160 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.17% with the market. The institutional investor held 83,124 shares of the apparel company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.48M, down from 93,284 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qs Investors Llc who had been investing in Pvh Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.19B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $145.44. About 118,902 shares traded. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has risen 16.19% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.51% the S&P500.

Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc increased its stake in Costco Wholesale (COST) by 29.97% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc bought 2,069 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.54% with the market. The institutional investor held 8,973 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.47 million, up from 6,904 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Costco Wholesale for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $79.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $180.85. About 304,605 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

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. Birmingham Mngmt Incorporated Al invested in 0.18% or 2,750 shares. Cibc Asset Mngmt owns 0.06% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 58,462 shares. First Fin Corporation In accumulated 0.03% or 285 shares. Us Comml Bank De reported 0.27% stake. Sii Inc Wi invested in 0.02% or 2,220 shares. Destination Wealth Mgmt has invested 1.32% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Beaumont Financial Prns Llc holds 0.03% or 1,481 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance Management invested in 1.17 million shares. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh And Williams owns 2,004 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Shikiar Asset Mgmt holds 0.24% or 3,350 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Atalanta Sosnoff Cap Limited has 0.37% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 64,956 shares. Jones Lllp reported 17,744 shares. 167,504 are owned by Huntington Bancorporation. Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd holds 1.53% or 12,622 shares.

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. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, December 9. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Positive” rating given on Friday, February 10 by Susquehanna. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, July 10 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, September 2. On Wednesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Guggenheim with “Hold”. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 8. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of COST in report on Thursday, December 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy”.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 sales for $22.37 million activity. Vachris Roland Michael sold 5,200 shares worth $977,510. $5.76 million worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by SINEGAL JAMES D. The insider MOULTON PAUL G sold $1.31 million. On Monday, December 18 Rose Timothy L. sold $966,000 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares. LIBENSON RICHARD M also sold $3.86M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. GALANTI RICHARD A had sold 5,000 shares worth $958,087.

Among 20 analysts covering PVH Corp (NYSE:PVH), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. PVH Corp had 83 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Brean Capital maintained the shares of PVH in report on Tuesday, November 24 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital maintained PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) rating on Thursday, August 24. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $138 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, December 1. Telsey Advisory Group maintained PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) rating on Friday, December 4. Telsey Advisory Group has “Outperform” rating and $105 target. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $155 target in Friday, December 22 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, August 19. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of PVH in report on Tuesday, June 13 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, January 25.

Qs Investors Llc, which manages about $4.98B and $12.33 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ciena Corp (NYSE:CIEN) by 112,305 shares to 112,326 shares, valued at $2.47 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Eaton Corp Plc (NYSE:ETN) by 79,619 shares in the quarter, for a total of 142,166 shares, and has risen its stake in Freeport (NYSE:FCX).

Analysts await PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) to report earnings on March, 28. They expect $1.45 EPS, up 17.89% or $0.22 from last year’s $1.23 per share. PVH’s profit will be $111.55M for 25.08 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.02 actual EPS reported by PVH Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -51.99% negative EPS growth.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 11 selling transactions for $55.63 million activity. $1.11M worth of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) shares were sold by KOZEL DAVID F. $267,990 worth of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) was sold by BAGLIVO MARY on Friday, December 15. The insider HOLMES JAMES sold $108,068. On Tuesday, December 19 STEINER MELANIE sold $43,838 worth of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) or 320 shares. CHIRICO EMANUEL had sold 370,327 shares worth $49.09M on Wednesday, December 13. SHIFFMAN STEVEN B sold $445,656 worth of stock or 3,100 shares.

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