Blb&B Advisors Stake in General Electric Co (GE) Has Lowered by $517,790 as Stock Value Rose; Costco Whsl New Com (COST) Holder Capital Counsel Has Raised Holding

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Blb&B Advisors Llc decreased its stake in General Electric Co (GE) by 14.5% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blb&B Advisors Llc sold 73,970 shares as the company’s stock rose 39.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 436,227 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.30 million, down from 510,197 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blb&B Advisors Llc who had been investing in General Electric Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $79.61B market cap company. It closed at $9.14 lastly. It is down 22.98% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.35% the S&P500. Some Historical GE News: 02/04/2018 – VERITAS CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE REVENUE-CYCLE, AMBULATORY CARE AND WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE UNIT FROM GE HEALTHCARE FOR $1 BILLION; 18/04/2018 – SOUTHWEST AIRLINES NOT INSPECTING ALL OF ITS CFM56 ENGINES, INSTEAD ‘A CERTAIN POPULATION OF CFM56-7B ENGINES AND THE FOCUS IS ON OLDER ENGINES’; 12/03/2018 – GE RENEWABLE ENERGY – THE POTENTIAL 8 WIND FARMS TO BE SET UP IN TURKEY WITH FINA ENERJI ARE INTENDED TO START COMMERCIAL OPS IN 2019 /2020; 18/04/2018 – Airlines check some Boeing 737 engines after fatal Southwest accident; 12/03/2018 – GE’s Asset Sales Appear to Advance but Hurdles Remain; 18/04/2018 – French investigators to assist probe into Southwest Airlines engine explosion; 20/04/2018 – Markets Now: Dow Drops 23 Points as GE Jump Not Enough — Barron’s Blog; 12/04/2018 – GE CAPITAL AVIATION- FINANCING COVERS 21 BOEING 737-900ER’S CURRENTLY OPERATED BY LION AIR AND 30 AIRCRAFT ON ORDER BY LION AIR; 12/03/2018 – GE Didn’t Pay Bonuses to Most Executives in 2017 – Proxy Filing; 20/04/2018 – Baker Hughes quarterly revenue inches higher

Capital Counsel Llc increased its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New Com (COST) by 1.24% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Capital Counsel Llc bought 4,380 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.18% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 357,323 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $72.79M, up from 352,943 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.14B market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $245.84. About 1.08 million shares traded. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has risen 15.54% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.17% the S&P500. Some Historical COST News: 07/03/2018 – Costco 2Q Rev $32.99B; 11/04/2018 – Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports March Sales Results; 07/03/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP – QTRLY COMPARABLE SALES UP 5.4 PCT, W/O GAS INFLATION & FX; 24/04/2018 – Costco Increases Dividend To 57 Cents A Share — MarketWatch; 24/04/2018 – Costco Raises Quarter Dividend to 57c Vs. 50c; 11/04/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP COST.O – COMPARABLE SALES FOR U.S. UP 8.3% FOR FIVE WEEKS ENDED APRIL 8; 11/04/2018 – Costco Wholesale March Sales $12.92 Billion, Up 10.9%; 31/03/2018 – Boxed, often dubbed the “Costco for millennials,” sells and delivers a range of goods including sparkling water, chips, cookies and toilet paper in bulk; 09/04/2018 – Boxed, the Costco for millennials, is launching a free-shipping membership program – and it has one big advantage over Amazon Prime; 09/05/2018 – COSTCO WHOLESALE APRIL COMP SALES UP 10.9%

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.11 earnings per share, down 31.25% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.16 per share. GE’s profit will be $958.06 million for 20.77 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -35.29% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “General Electric: A Financially Absent Board – Seeking Alpha” on April 01, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Why General Electric Stock Is Still Risky – The Motley Fool” published on April 14, 2019, Fool.com published: “Forget General Electric, United Technologies Is a Better Buy – The Motley Fool” on March 26, 2019. More interesting news about General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) were released by: Cnbc.com and their article: “GE is one of 2019’s top-performing stocks, and expert sees ‘significant upside’ from here – CNBC” published on March 29, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “GE Stock’s Latest Plunge Is Another Buying Opportunity – The Motley Fool” with publication date: April 16, 2019.

Since November 1, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $2.78 million activity. 10,000 shares were bought by DIMITRIEF ALEXANDER, worth $94,800. DSOUZA FRANCISCO bought 60,000 shares worth $499,200.

Blb&B Advisors Llc, which manages about $669.27M and $728.40M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 5,502 shares to 75,527 shares, valued at $11.91M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Inc (IEMG) by 46,005 shares in the quarter, for a total of 50,095 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VB).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.56 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 148 investors sold GE shares while 738 reduced holdings. 143 funds opened positions while 301 raised stakes. 4.80 billion shares or 5.74% more from 4.54 billion shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Massmutual Fsb Adv accumulated 27,377 shares. Rathbone Brothers Plc reported 0.21% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Vanguard Group Incorporated, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 652.36 million shares. Fulton National Bank Na reported 0.04% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). France-based Axa has invested 0.05% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 38,983 are held by Finemark Bank & Trust And Trust. Northeast Consultants Inc invested in 32,136 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 221,594 shares. Alpha Cubed Invs Ltd Liability reported 0.05% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 4,045 are held by Edge Wealth Mngmt. Asset Strategies accumulated 19,271 shares. Inr Advisory Services Limited Liability Co accumulated 1,049 shares. Shufro Rose & Ltd Company holds 0.2% or 233,234 shares in its portfolio. New England Private Wealth Advisors Limited Company reported 0.07% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Carret Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 104,996 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.07, from 1.11 in 2018Q3. It worsened, as 70 investors sold COST shares while 431 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 400 raised stakes. 336.90 million shares or 12.99% more from 298.17 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Semper Augustus Investments Group Limited Liability Company accumulated 2.55% or 19,516 shares. Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp stated it has 1,708 shares. Montgomery Invest Management holds 0.13% or 1,300 shares in its portfolio. Sun Life Financial holds 0.05% or 1,210 shares. Condor Cap Management holds 0.18% or 4,715 shares in its portfolio. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 81,099 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Lourd Limited Company owns 121,309 shares. Rafferty Asset Management Lc has invested 0.04% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Cap Interest Sarl reported 25,900 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Limited Liability Corp holds 57,700 shares. Ashfield Capital Prns Llc holds 1.32% or 49,746 shares. Prio Wealth Ltd Partnership holds 10,866 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Aristotle Cap Limited reported 1,100 shares stake. Dearborn Prns Ltd Liability Corporation reported 4,011 shares stake. Winch Advisory Serv Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 5 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Since October 22, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 6 sales for $11.41 million activity. GALANTI RICHARD A also sold $945,940 worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) on Tuesday, October 30. MEISENBACH JOHN W had bought 3,000 shares worth $727,935 on Monday, April 1. Another trade for 2,049 shares valued at $458,976 was sold by LIBENSON RICHARD M. LAZARUS FRANZ E also sold $5.22M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shares. On Monday, October 29 JELINEK W CRAIG sold $5.03M worth of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) or 22,500 shares.

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