Analysts See $1.65 EPS for Costco Wholesale (COST); ARKEMA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (ARKAF) Shorts Increased By 26.8%

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ARKEMA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (OTCMKTS:ARKAF) had an increase of 26.8% in short interest. ARKAF’s SI was 38,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 26.8% from 30,600 shares previously. With 200 avg volume, 194 days are for ARKEMA ORDINARY SHARES FRANCE (OTCMKTS:ARKAF)’s short sellers to cover ARKAF’s short positions. It closed at $91.12 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 10, 2018 and is . It has by 0.00% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report $1.65 EPS on March, 6.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 16.20% from last quarter’s $1.42 EPS. COST’s profit would be $726.81 million giving it 31.48 P/E if the $1.65 EPS is correct. After having $1.61 EPS previously, Costco Wholesale Corporation’s analysts see 2.48% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.62% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $207.75. About 2.01M shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 19.58% since February 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.58% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 09/05/2018 – COSTCO APRIL COMP SALES EX-GAS UP 7.9%, EST. UP 6.60%; 17/05/2018 – lnstacart faces new challenge with Kroger/Ocado tie-up; 16/05/2018 – As Skin-Baring Season Dawns, SeroVital’s hGH Booster Becomes Easier to Find Through National Costco Distribution; 10/05/2018 – Costco: Growing Online While Stores Keep Performing — Barrons.com; 30/05/2018 – Costco Conference Call Scheduled By Stuart Frankel for Jun. 7; 23/03/2018 – There is ‘no truth’ to Target-Kroger merger report, source tells CNBC; 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 SAYS SALES BENEFIT FROM SAM’S CLUB CLOSURES IS `SMALL’; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE MARCH COMP SALES UP 8.6%, EST. UP 5.9%; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO 2Q EPS $1.59, EST. $1.49

More news for Arkema S.A. (OTCMKTS:ARKAF) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Arkema: Upside Potential Of At Least 40% – Seeking Alpha” on October 12, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Arkema ADR 2018 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” and published on August 02, 2018 is yet another important article.

Arkema S.A. produces and sells chemical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.88 billion. The Company’s High Performance Materials segment offers adhesives and sealants for industry, hygiene, construction, and consumer products; and specialty polyamides for automotive, aerospace, aeronautics, gas and oil, electronics, and consumer goods, as well as polyvinylidene fluoride for chemical engineering, paints and anti-corrosive coatings, gas and oil extraction, photovoltaic panels, lithium-ion batteries, and water treatment membranes. It has a 8.72 P/E ratio. This segment also provides filtration and adsorption products; organic peroxides used as polymerization initiators for polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, and crosslinking agents; glass coating additives; and photocure resins for metal, plastic and wood coatings, optics, graphic arts, and electronics.

Since September 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $15.03 million activity. LIBENSON RICHARD M had sold 2,049 shares worth $458,976. 3,000 shares were sold by MEISENBACH JOHN W, worth $707,430. DECKER SUSAN L also sold $151,495 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. JELINEK W CRAIG sold $5.03M worth of stock or 22,500 shares. LAZARUS FRANZ E had sold 23,000 shares worth $5.22 million on Thursday, October 25. $1.49M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares were sold by Vachris Roland Michael. On Tuesday, October 30 GALANTI RICHARD A sold $945,940 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 4,163 shares.

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

More notable recent Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 07, 2019 – Nasdaq” on February 06, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Costco (COST) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on February 05, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Costco (COST) Down 7.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? – Nasdaq” on January 12, 2019. More interesting news about Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: YELP, CME, COST – Nasdaq” published on February 04, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Natural Foods Industry Outlook: Can Strategies Pare Cost Woes? – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 06, 2019.

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