Ally Financial Has Raised Its Position in Costco Wholesale (COST) by $484,000 as Share Price Rose; Oarsman Capital Has Raised Position in Quad/Graphics (QUAD)

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Ally Financial Inc increased its stake in Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) by 40% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ally Financial Inc bought 2,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 14.98% with the market. The institutional investor held 7,000 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $1.70M, up from 5,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ally Financial Inc who had been investing in Costco Wholesale Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $123.74 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.56% or $1.57 during the last trading session, reaching $281.37. About 949,536 shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 24.91% since July 28, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.48% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 17/04/2018 - Former Costco Wholesale Executives Bring Transparency To Fast Food; 07/03/2018 - COSTCO CFO GALANTI SPEAKS ON ANALYST TELECONFERENCE; 23/03/2018 - Target, Kroger shares rise on merger report, but source tells CNBC there is no deal; 07/03/2018 - COSTCO BEGINS ANALYST CALL; 17/05/2018 - lnstacart faces new challenge with Kroger/Ocado tie-up; 09/05/2018 - COSTCO WHOLESALE APRIL COMP SALES UP 10.9%; 29/05/2018 - CITIGROUP CONSUMER CHIEF BIRD SAYS WILL PROMOTE NEW DIGITAL BANK ACCOUNTS NATIONALLY TO HOLDERS OF DOUBLE CASH CREDIT CARD, AND CO-BRAND AMERICAN AIRLINES, COSTCO CREDIT CARDS; 09/05/2018 - CORRECT: COSTCO APRIL U.S. COMP SALES EX-GAS +7.9%, EST. +6.60%; 19/04/2018 - National Business Group on Health Recognizes Costco Wholesale Corporation with 2018 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation; 23/03/2018 - There is ‘no truth’ to Target-Kroger merger report, source tells CNBC

Oarsman Capital Inc increased its stake in Quad/Graphics Inc. (QUAD) by 21.08% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Oarsman Capital Inc bought 32,149 shares as the company’s stock declined 24.55% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 184,629 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $2.20 million, up from 152,480 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Oarsman Capital Inc who had been investing in Quad/Graphics Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $427.24 million market cap company. The stock increased 2.22% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $8.29. About 725,039 shares traded or 27.37% up from the average. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) has declined 43.95% since July 28, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.38% the S&P500. Some Historical QUAD News: 01/05/2018 - Quad/Graphics Reaffirms 2018 Guidance; 02/05/2018 - Quad/Graphics Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/04/2018 - Quad/Graphics Produces ELLE’s First Personalized Cover; 21/03/2018 - QUAD/GRAPHICS INC - INCREASED ITS EQUITY POSITION IN RISE INTERACTIVE, ACQUIRING A MAJORITY OWNERSHIP STAKE IN THE DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY; 02/04/2018 - Quad/Graphics Produces ELLE’s First Personalized Cover; 02/05/2018 - QUAD/GRAPHICS WINS U.S. BANK CREDIT CARD PURCHASE PROGRAM; 01/05/2018 - Quad/Graphics 1Q Loss/Shr 7c; 30/04/2018 - Quad/Graphics Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements; 21/03/2018 - Quad/Graphics Acquires Majority Interest in Rise Interactive; 02/05/2018 - Quad/Graphics Wins U.S. Bank Credit Card Acquisition Program

Since April 1, 2019, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $727,935 activity.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.22, from 1.04 in 2018Q4. It improved, as 49 investors sold COST shares while 392 reduced holdings. 119 funds opened positions while 437 raised stakes. 300.70 million shares or 10.74% less from 336.90 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Fosun Ltd reported 1,000 shares. First Manhattan has 16,402 shares. Sfe Investment Counsel holds 2.21% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 20,259 shares. Fil Ltd invested in 27,932 shares. Trust Department Mb Retail Bank N A stated it has 3,004 shares. Horan Capital invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt, Minnesota-based fund reported 1,930 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Limited Liability Corporation reported 51,026 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested 1.82% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Sandy Spring Bancorp has 11,964 shares. Bailard holds 33,498 shares. Acg Wealth reported 22,147 shares. Ironwood Investment Counsel Limited Liability Corp owns 0.61% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) for 6,361 shares. Parthenon Lc accumulated 1,149 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Rmb Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.03% or 4,518 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.32 in 2019 Q1. Its down 0.12, from 1.44 in 2018Q4. It dived, as 18 investors sold QUAD shares while 38 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 29.33 million shares or 1.75% more from 28.82 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Walthausen & reported 639,990 shares. Strs Ohio has 53,600 shares. Shell Asset Management accumulated 42,127 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Northern Trust reported 0% in Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD). Mackenzie Finance holds 62,271 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP holds 0.01% or 2.34 million shares in its portfolio. Tudor Inv Et Al owns 31,247 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. First Tru Advisors Ltd Partnership, a Illinois-based fund reported 55,889 shares. D E Shaw & Company holds 0% or 92,420 shares in its portfolio. 8,574 are owned by Meeder Asset. Great West Life Assurance Can, Manitoba - Canada-based fund reported 7,557 shares. 75,973 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager Lp. Swiss Financial Bank has invested 0% in Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 4,241 shares or 0% of the stock. James Investment holds 0.04% or 49,440 shares.

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