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Institutional Holdings of COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION (COST) on 12/31/2011

1. Company Information

Company/StockCOSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION (stock symbol: COST)
Funds Ownership786 out of total 3028 funds (26%) own this stock
Funds own total 330,905,444 shares, 75.58% of all outstanding shares
Funds SOLD -2,287,973 shares (-0.69%) in the quarter ended on 12/31/2011

2. Top 20 Funds Held COST in this Quarter (By Shares) Add to Yahoo Finance Message Board

No.FundSharesPut/CallActivity(Shr)% Port.% Out. Shrs
1.)CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS31,007,046Cut -8.17%0.99%7.08%
2.)DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS29,963,331Cut -8.10%5.44%6.84%
3.)VANGUARD GROUP INC17,280,382Added 1.09%0.23%3.95%
4.)STATE STREET CORP17,189,717Added 3.21%0.25%3.93%
5.)BLACKROCK INSTITUTIONAL TRUST COMPANY NA11,819,199Added 8.47%0.25%2.70%
6.)JENNISON ASSOCIATES LLC9,781,892Cut -99.37%1.15%2.23%
7.)FMR LLC9,636,568Added 5.21%0.16%2.20%
8.)GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC7,249,627Cut -16.02%0.31%1.66%
9.)NORTHERN TRUST CORP7,236,144Cut -2.71%0.31%1.65%
10.)JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC6,151,754New0.60%1.41%
11.)BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION TRUST6,128,000Unchanged3.33%1.40%
12.)INVESCO LTD5,898,301Added 8.82%0.28%1.35%
13.)BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP5,883,407Added 5.32%0.21%1.34%
14.)CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS5,735,000Added 4.56%0.21%1.31%
15.)AMERICAN CENTURY COMPANIES INC5,326,040Cut -1.65%0.73%1.22%
16.)MARATHON ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP4,503,503Cut -2.70%4.98%1.03%
17.)BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC4,333,363Unchanged0.55%0.99%
18.)WELLS FARGO & CO MN4,299,683Added 50.83%0.26%0.98%
19.)PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC MD 3,933,515Cut -1.92%0.11%0.90%
20.)WINSLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC MN3,790,996Added 8.56%1.23%0.87%



3. Top 20 Funds Held COST in this Quarter (By % of Portfolio) Add to Yahoo Finance Message Board

No.FundSharesPut/CallActivity(Shr)% Port.% Out. Shrs
1.)SLEEP ZAKARIA & CO LTD990,000Unchanged15.45%0.23%
2.)GREENWAY TRADING LLC2,900New9.59%0.00%
3.)CBM CAPITAL INC400,057New9.02%0.09%
4.)GREENBRIER PARTNERS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC120,000New5.95%0.03%
5.)NORMAN FIELDS GOTTSCHO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC69,781Cut -2.91%5.61%0.02%
6.)BUFFINGTON MOHR MCNEAL5,570Unchanged5.51%0.00%
7.)DAVIS SELECTED ADVISERS29,963,331Cut -8.10%5.44%6.84%
8.)CSAT INVESTMENT ADVISORY LP103,333Unchanged5.16%0.02%
9.)MARATHON ASSET MANAGEMENT LLP4,503,503Cut -2.70%4.98%1.03%
10.)WESTEND ADVISORS LLC1,177,701Added 1.50%4.91%0.27%
11.)CAPITAL INVESTMENT COUNSEL INC79,800Cut -4.43%4.89%0.02%
12.)ENSEMBLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC92,315Cut -5.62%4.68%0.02%
13.)CAMBRIDGE FINANCIAL GROUP INC189,755Added 29,549.22%4.63%0.04%
14.)EVERETT HARRIS & CO CA 916,038Cut -3.51%4.36%0.21%
15.)GARRISON BRADFORD & ASSOCIATES INC42,150Cut -2.32%4.30%0.01%
16.)MOUNT VERNON ASSOCIATES INC MD 45,400Cut -2.16%4.18%0.01%
17.)TALPION FUND MANAGEMENT LP50,000New4.06%0.01%
18.)KELLY LAWRENCE W & ASSOCIATES INC CA129,640Cut -4.57%3.60%0.03%
19.)CHELSEA COUNSEL CO145,567Cut -2.14%3.47%0.03%
20.)GENERAL AMERICAN INVESTORS CO INC394,500Unchanged3.41%0.09%

4. Top 20 Funds BOUGHT NEW COST in this Quarter (By Shares) Add to Yahoo Finance Message Board

No.FundSharesPut/Call% Port.% Out. Shrs
1.)JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC6,151,7540.60%1.41%
2.)GOODMAN & COMPANY INVESTMENT COUNSEL LTD854,2400.37%0.20%
3.)SCOPUS ASSET MANAGEMENT LP601,0002.06%0.14%
4.)MADISON SQUARE INVESTORS LLC598,0070.53%0.14%
5.)NAVELLIER & ASSOCIATES INC463,3161.50%0.11%
6.)CBM CAPITAL INC400,0579.02%0.09%
7.)CAPITAL FUND MANAGEMENT SA220,8070.34%0.05%
8.)MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT LLC212,500CALL0.15%0.05%
9.)FJARDE AP FONDEN (THE FOURTH SWEDISH NATIONAL PENSIONFUND)155,0470.31%0.04%
10.)D E SHAW & CO INC149,3610.03%0.03%
11.)WELLS FARGO & CO MN148,700PUT0.01%0.03%
12.)ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 142,500PUT0.01%0.03%
13.)TD SECURITIES (USA) LLC139,0930.31%0.03%
14.)ZWEIG DIMENNA PARTNERS L P130,9900.63%0.03%
15.)LEUTHOLD WEEDEN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC125,4890.50%0.03%
16.)GREENBRIER PARTNERS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC120,0005.95%0.03%
17.)ANDRA AP FONDEN95,4000.26%0.02%
18.)ARCHIPEL ASSET MANAGEMENT AB87,0962.15%0.02%
19.)COLUMBIA PARTNERS L L C INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT85,8940.37%0.02%
20.)SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS LP80,000PUT0.04%0.02%

5. Top 20 Funds SOLD OUT COST in this Quarter (By Shares) Add to Yahoo Finance Message Board

No.FundSharesPut/Call% Port.% Out. Shrs
1.)JANUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC4,428,0750.45%1.01%
2.)MADISON SQUARE INVESTORS LLC630,2020.58%0.14%
3.)HANAWALT ASSOCIATES LLC499,95711.26%0.11%
4.)FRIESS ASSOCIATES LLC486,1000.87%0.11%
5.)SIGMA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC450,0002.64%0.10%
6.)TIMBER HILL LLC370,100PUT0.08%0.08%
7.)ALYESKA INVESTMENT GROUP LP304,8970.69%0.07%
8.)JABRE CAPITAL PARTNERS SA300,000CALL1.82%0.07%
9.)TIMBER HILL LLC267,300CALL0.06%0.06%
10.)MM CAPITAL LLC255,100PUT0.51%0.06%
11.)1798 GLOBAL PARTNERS (CAYMAN ISLANDS) LTD170,7002.13%0.04%
12.)AVESTA CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC150,0003.18%0.03%
13.)CALAMOS ADVISORS LLC145,0000.06%0.03%
14.)AVESTA CAPITAL ADVISORS LLC100,000PUT2.12%0.02%
15.)GREENBRIER PARTNERS LTD100,0005.67%0.02%
16.)CORNERSTONE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC MN85,0970.99%0.02%
17.)BOSTON FINANCIAL MANGEMENT INC MA81,8181.49%0.02%
18.)PAUL A VIOLICH INC63,5881.30%0.01%
19.)MT EDEN INVESTMENT ADVISORS LLC55,3341.75%0.01%
20.)PARALLAX VOLATILITY ADVISERS LLC53,0900.03%0.01%