EPS for Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH) Expected At $0.42; Ensemble Capital Management Trimmed Its Costco Whsl New (COST) Stake

January 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) to report $0.42 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. MANH’s profit would be $28.95 million giving it 30.93 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, Manhattan Associates, Inc.’s analysts see -12.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $51.97. About 430,960 shares traded. Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) has declined 22.39% since January 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.09% the S&P500.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc decreased Costco Whsl Corp New (COST) stake by 16.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ensemble Capital Management Llc sold 1,700 shares as Costco Whsl Corp New (COST)’s stock rose 1.54%. The Ensemble Capital Management Llc holds 8,855 shares with $1.73 million value, down from 10,555 last quarter. Costco Whsl Corp New now has $84.10B valuation. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $191.53. About 2.01 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 25.14% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.44% the S&P500.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc increased Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) stake by 83,801 shares to 331,459 valued at $17.19 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ferrari N V stake by 92,320 shares and now owns 173,250 shares. Verisk Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:VRSK) was raised too.

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. Connors Investor invested 1.49% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Beck Mack Oliver Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.07% stake. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Management Ltd holds 2,837 shares. Sfe Invest Counsel owns 28,212 shares. Arizona State Retirement System has 125,294 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. London Co Of Virginia invested in 0% or 1,730 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated holds 2.27 million shares. Sandy Spring Comml Bank stated it has 5,109 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Asset One, a Japan-based fund reported 716,996 shares. Norinchukin National Bank The accumulated 72,907 shares. Braun Stacey holds 29,055 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Moreover, Jennison Ltd Liability Co has 0.6% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Reynders Mcveigh Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 7,032 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Manchester Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 5,153 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Cap One Natl Association invested 0.18% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST).

Analysts await Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $1.42 earnings per share, up 21.37% or $0.25 from last year’s $1.17 per share. COST’s profit will be $623.53M for 33.72 P/E if the $1.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.36 actual earnings per share reported by Costco Wholesale Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.41% EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Costco Wholesale had 119 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, June 19. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 15. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 19 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Tuesday, August 16. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Hold” on Thursday, August 3. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, October 1 with “Outperform”. Sterne Agee CRT maintained Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rating on Friday, October 2. Sterne Agee CRT has “Buy” rating and $154 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, December 9.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $16.19 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $1.93M were sold by PORTERA JOSEPH P on Tuesday, October 24. MEISENBACH JOHN W had sold 1,000 shares worth $164,920. On Friday, December 22 the insider GALANTI RICHARD A sold $958,087. On Friday, January 5 Murphy James P. sold $937,421 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 5,000 shares. Hines Daniel M. sold $943,080 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. MOULTON PAUL G had sold 8,696 shares worth $1.40 million. Vachris Roland Michael sold 5,200 shares worth $977,510.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 35 investors sold Manhattan Associates, Inc. shares while 67 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 72.05 million shares or 1.48% less from 73.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Republic Invest Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) for 9,208 shares. Numeric Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Nordea Inv Mgmt invested in 772,265 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Profund Advsr Lc invested 0.01% in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Moreover, American Intll Gru has 0.02% invested in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Bamco invested in 0.01% or 57,757 shares. Meeder Asset Inc owns 378 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Massachusetts Finance Service Co Ma holds 30,023 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 14,053 were reported by State Of Wisconsin Inv Board. Fdx Advisors owns 42,442 shares. Glenmede Trust Na holds 10,481 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amer Mgmt holds 3.65% or 1.41M shares. The Illinois-based Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc has invested 0% in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH). Swiss Financial Bank holds 0.01% or 117,720 shares.

Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, sells, deploys, services, and maintains software solutions to manage supply chains, inventory, and omni-channel activities for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and other organizations. The company has market cap of $3.58 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. It has a 29.88 P/E ratio. It provides supply chain solutions, such as distribution management, transportation management, and visibility solutions; omni-channel central and local solutions; and inventory optimization and planning solutions.

Among 7 analysts covering Manhattan Assoc (NASDAQ:MANH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Manhattan Assoc had 13 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Lake Street with “Buy” on Monday, October 19. The stock of Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, October 3. Benchmark maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 22 report. The rating was downgraded by William Blair on Thursday, April 28 to “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, November 15. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Monday, January 9 report. Brean Capital initiated the shares of MANH in report on Tuesday, January 12 with “Buy” rating. Benchmark maintained Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:MANH) on Wednesday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 23. The rating was initiated by William Blair on Tuesday, September 29 with “Outperform”.

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