Oakmont Partners Raised Costco Whsl New (COST) Position; Salient Capital Advisors Upped Transcanada (TRP) Position

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Salient Capital Advisors Llc increased Transcanada Corp (TRP) stake by 28.84% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Salient Capital Advisors Llc acquired 407,136 shares as Transcanada Corp (TRP)’s stock declined 5.97%. The Salient Capital Advisors Llc holds 1.82 million shares with $73.60 million value, up from 1.41 million last quarter. Transcanada Corp now has $37.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $40.49. About 2.05 million shares traded or 23.35% up from the average. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has declined 19.90% since January 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.90% the S&P500. Some Historical TRP News: 27/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA CORP EXECUTIVE SAYS EXPECTS KEYSTONE XL RETURNS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH RETURNS ON SIMILAR PROJECTS; 27/04/2018 – TransCanada profit rises 14 pct; 03/05/2018 – NEW DEAL: Transcanada Pipelines $Benchmark; 10Y, 20Y, 30Y; 09/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA: PROJECT REPRESENTS AN INVESTMENT OF ABOUT C$100M; 09/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA CORP – SUNDRE CROSSOVER PROJECT HAS BEEN PLACED INTO SERVICE IN CENTRAL ALBERTA; 27/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA EXEC SAYS DOES NOT EXPECT MAJOR CHANGE IN THROUGHPUT ON KEYSTONE ONCE PRESSURE RESTRICTIONS REMOVED -CONFERENCE CALL; 13/04/2018 – TransCanada Launches Open Season for Marketlink; 11/05/2018 – TransCanada withdraws proposal for program for Marketlink oil pipeline; 27/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA – CONTINUE TO ADVANCE MORE THAN $20 BLN OF MEDIUM TO LONGER-TERM PROJECTS INCLUDING KEYSTONE XL, COASTAL GASLINK; 13/04/2018 – TRANSCANADA – LAUNCHED OPEN SEASON FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AGREEMENTS OF CRUDE OIL ON MARKETLINK FROM CUSHING TO MARKETS IN U.S. GULF COAST

Oakmont Partners Llc increased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 62.73% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Oakmont Partners Llc acquired 1,915 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)’s stock declined 8.44%. The Oakmont Partners Llc holds 4,968 shares with $1.17 million value, up from 3,053 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $92.78 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $210.63. About 914,075 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 19.58% since January 11, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.58% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 24/04/2018 – Costco Raises Quarter Dividend to 57c Vs. 50c; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE MARCH COMP SALES UP 8.6%, EST. UP 5.9%; 07/03/2018 – Tax benefit bolsters Costco profit; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP- FOR THIRTY-ONE WEEKS ENDED APRIL 8, 2018, REPORTED NET SALES OF $81.43 BLN, INCREASE OF 11.8 PERCENT FROM $72.82 BLN LAST YEAR; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP – QTRLY COMPARABLE SALES UP 8.4 PCT; 14/03/2018 – EnWave Receives Repeat Costco Orders from Midwest Division and Announces Distribution of Moon Cheese into Second Costco Division; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP COST.O – SECOND QUARTER TRAFFIC OR SHOPPING FREQUENCY WAS UP 3.7% WORLDWIDE AND 3.4% IN THE U.S. – CONF CALL; 09/05/2018 – Costco Wholesale April Sales $10.81 Billion, Up 13.1%; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO 2Q EPS $1.59, EST. $1.49; 24/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP- APPROVED A QUARTERLY INCREASE FROM 50 TO 57 CENTS PER SHARE, OR $2.28 ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS PAYABLE MAY 25, 2018

Oakmont Partners Llc decreased Lyondellbasell Industries N (NYSE:LYB) stake by 5,153 shares to 19,827 valued at $2.03M in 2018Q3. It also reduced Spdr Ser Tr stake by 10,337 shares and now owns 16,609 shares. Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY) was reduced too.

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “VALE to Benefit From Increasing Demand Amid Cost Concerns – Nasdaq” on January 10, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Ask a Fool: Which Investment Costs Are Tax-Deductible? – Nasdaq” published on January 11, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Costco’s (COST) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Sales Surpass – Nasdaq” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Deutsche bank CFO says has sustainably cut costs in 2018 – Nasdaq” published on January 11, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Notable Thursday Option Activity: COST, ALB, BAC – Nasdaq” with publication date: December 20, 2018.

Investors sentiment is 1.11 in Q3 2018. Its the same as in 2018Q2. It is flat, as 34 investors sold COST shares while 432 reduced holdings. only 136 funds opened positions while 383 raised stakes. 298.17 million shares or 2.49% less from 305.79 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Beaumont Fincl Ptnrs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 3,769 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Mackenzie Fincl invested in 0.61% or 1.06M shares. Harbour Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 23,370 shares. M&T Bank & Trust Corp, New York-based fund reported 213,964 shares. West Coast Financial Ltd Liability Corp has 10,130 shares for 0.55% of their portfolio. Private Asset Mgmt owns 57,735 shares for 2.13% of their portfolio. Old National Comml Bank In has invested 0.71% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Alyeska Inv Gp LP reported 0.03% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Goelzer Invest holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 14,404 shares. Davis Selected Advisers stated it has 13,480 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Hawaii owns 1,977 shares. Moreover, Capital Mngmt Associate Ny has 1.17% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 4,000 shares. Community Fin Services Gru Llc has 2.76% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 34,414 shares. Jag Capital Ltd Liability holds 42,498 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Incorporated, Tennessee-based fund reported 33,745 shares.

Since July 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $18.32 million activity. 22,500 Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares with value of $5.03M were sold by JELINEK W CRAIG. 1,611 shares were sold by DECKER SUSAN L, worth $332,108. On Monday, October 22 the insider LIBENSON RICHARD M sold $458,976. 3,000 shares were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W, worth $707,430 on Monday, October 1. On Thursday, October 25 the insider LAZARUS FRANZ E sold $5.22 million. Vachris Roland Michael also sold $1.49M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Monday, October 15. Another trade for 15,000 shares valued at $3.29 million was sold by Murphy James P..

Among 9 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 15 analyst reports since July 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 5 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, December 14. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, September 10. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $245 target in Friday, September 7 report. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, September 14 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, December 3 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, July 23 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, September 10 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, September 17, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, October 5.

More notable recent TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade – The Motley Fool” on December 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “TransCanada to sell Arizona power facility for $465M – Seeking Alpha” published on December 17, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Stocks Warren Buffett Would Love – The Motley Fool” on December 13, 2018. More interesting news about TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Suncor Energy, Apollo Global Management, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Navient, TransCanada, and Omnicom Group — Factors of Influence, Major Initiatives and Sustained Production – GuruFocus.com” published on December 28, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Pembina Pipeline: A Pure Midstream Play In Western Canada – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 21, 2018.

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