Costco Wholesale Company Profile (NASDAQ:COST)

About Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Costco Wholesale logoCostco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. The Company's average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet. The Company's warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The Company offers merchandise in various categories, which include foods (including dry foods, packaged foods and groceries); sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and other (including gas stations and pharmacy).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Discount, Variety Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Hypermarkets & Super Centers
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:COST
  • CUSIP: 22160K10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $75.7 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 438,941,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $172.57
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $165.32
  • 52 Week Range: $142.11 - $183.18
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.82
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.99
  • P/E Growth: 3.01
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $121.19 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.62
  • Book Value: $28.34 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.09
  • Annual Dividend: $1.80
  • Dividend Yield: 1.2%
  • EBIDTA: $5.05 billion
  • Net Margins: 2.02%
  • Return on Equity: 20.06%
  • Return on Assets: 7.01%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.32%
  • Current Ratio: 0.97%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.41%
  • Average Volume: 2.32 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.89
  • Short Ratio: 2.76

Frequently Asked Questions for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

What is Costco Wholesale's stock symbol?

Costco Wholesale trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COST."

How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale declared a special dividend on Tuesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $7.00 per share on Friday, May 26th. This represents a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 10th. This is a positive change from Costco Wholesale's previous special dividend of $0.45. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its earnings results on Thursday, March, 2nd. The company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.36 by $0.19. The firm earned $29.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $29.75 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 20.06% and a net margin of 2.02%. The company's revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.24 EPS. View Costco Wholesale's Earnings History.

When will Costco Wholesale make its next earnings announcement?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale.

Where is Costco Wholesale's stock going? Where will Costco Wholesale's stock price be in 2017?

27 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $152.50 to $200.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $179.44 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

What are analysts saying about Costco Wholesale stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Costco Wholesale stock:

  • 1. Citigroup Inc analysts commented, "COST reported 1Q17 EPS of $1.17 (-5.5% y/y) below of our $1.35 estimate and the Street's $1.36. Reasons we'd buy COST on a post-2Q dip: 1) The new credit card benefitted 2Q EPS by $0.16 and is seeing strong trends in account activation, card usage and new sign-ups. 2) COST announced a North American membership fee increase of ~10% to go into effect 6/1. The additional revenue affords COST the ability to further invest in pricing for members, an important lever for growth. 3) Online sales reaccelerated to +12% in 2Q, from +8% in 1Q, driven by COST's investments in site functionality, merch availability and delivery/returns. 4) The dynamics underlying our expectation for accelerating SSS growth in 2H17 remain in place. 5) COST's capital structure is solid, supporting our belief that another special dividend could be paid this year. We reiterate our Buy rating on COST." (3/6/2017)
  • 2. Cowen and Company analysts commented, "In addition to appreciating $39.99 red roses we are buyers of COST as we expect steady traffic gains should continue on superior value and brands, an appealing shopping experience, & a global runway of growth. The qtr. did highlight changes ahead including promotional direct mail changes, membership fee increases, & online expansion ' these factors should help fortify long-term growth. What's MVM?.. We believe Costco is well positioned to continue delivering double-digit earnings growth over the near to medium term driven by square footage growth, steady membership revenue growth, and positive same-store sales comps. Costco's higher income customer base (average household income of ~$96,000) is faring better economically than low- to middle-income consumers, who continue to struggle with wage growth. We believe superb price/value, luxury product, and streamlined assortment helps drive a sustainable high-margin membership stream. Rated Outperform with a $170 PT based on ~28x FY2017E EPS." (3/3/2017)
  • 3. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "Costco reported a large F2Q17 EPS miss given several margin-related headwinds. On the positive side, Costco also announced it is raising membership fees in the U.S. and Canada on June 1 by ~9% and U.S. customer traffic remained a solid +3% in February. We rate COST shares Outperform with a $180 target price." (3/3/2017)
  • 4. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We are raising our FY17/18 EPS estimates by $0.02 each to $5.85/$6.50 owing primarily to recent fluctuations in FX and fuel. Reiterate Market Perform." (2/2/2017)
  • 5. Guggenheim analysts commented, "COST's (NEUTRAL, $162.06) January sales release will likely have mixed news, albeit with a modestly positive bias. On the positive front, US comps, ex-fuel, are likely to be the strongest in more than a year, lending further credence to the accelerating operating momentum thesis. That said, this result would be bolstered by the cycling of nearly 200 basis points of one-time adverse factors a year ago, Canada and Other International comps are likely to be somewhat below-trend on 10% plus year-ago results, and we would not expect an MFI announcement. Given the importance of the US and steadily improving sentiment, a positive reaction is likely." (1/30/2017)

How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales climbed 3% in the month of April. Costco Wholesale shares rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 7,129,885 shares, a decline of 14.6% from the April 13th total of 8,344,788 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,120,415 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.4 days. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Costco Wholesale's key competitors?

Who owns Costco Wholesale stock?

Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.45%), BlackRock Inc. (5.51%), State Street Corp (4.13%), Wellington Management Group LLP (3.75%), FMR LLC (2.76%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.42%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include David S Petterson, Dennis R Zook, Douglas W Schutt, Franz E Lazarus, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, Jeffrey H Brotman, Jill S Ruckelshaus, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, John W Stanton, Joseph P Portera, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris and Timothy L Rose. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Costco Wholesale.

Who sold Costco Wholesale stock? Who is selling Costco Wholesale stock?

Costco Wholesale's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Winslow Capital Management LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Montag & Caldwell LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC and Jennison Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale stock in the last year include David S Petterson, Dennis R Zook, Douglas W Schutt, James D Sinegal, Jill S Ruckelshaus, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris and Timothy L Rose. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

Who bought Costco Wholesale stock? Who is buying Costco Wholesale stock?

Costco Wholesale's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Geode Capital Management LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Swiss National Bank and Teachers Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

How do I buy Costco Wholesale stock?

Shares of Costco Wholesale can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Costco Wholesale stock cost?

One share of Costco Wholesale stock can currently be purchased for approximately $172.47.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 20 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.81)
Consensus Price Target: $179.44 (4.04% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/9/2017Gordon HaskettInitiated CoverageAccumulate$191.00LowView Rating Details
5/4/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingHoldMediumView Rating Details
5/4/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$185.00LowView Rating Details
4/27/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$187.00LowView Rating Details
4/26/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$200.00LowView Rating Details
4/20/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$170.00 -> $185.00LowView Rating Details
4/20/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$156.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$180.00 -> $195.00LowView Rating Details
4/7/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingNeutral$167.00LowView Rating Details
4/6/2017Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeBuy$175.00LowView Rating Details
3/30/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$184.00 -> $196.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017Northcoast ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoveragePositive$195.00N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$170.00N/AView Rating Details
1/21/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingConviction-Buy$187.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$170.00 -> $180.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$176.00 -> $177.00N/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$185.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2016Edward JonesUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
10/4/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$175.00N/AView Rating Details
9/7/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
6/4/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
5/27/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$165.00N/AView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
4/29/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Peer PerformN/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015Williams CapitalBoost Price TargetHold$148.00 -> $165.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$136.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$162.00N/AView Rating Details
5/28/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/28/2015Janney Montgomery ScottSet Price TargetHold$141.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Earnings by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Earnings History by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/2/2017Q2 2017$1.36$1.17$29.75 billion$29.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/7/2016Q1 2017$1.19$1.24$28.30 billion$28.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/29/2016Q416$1.73$1.77$36.57 billion$36.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/25/2016Q316$1.23$1.24$26.98 billion$26.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/2/2016Q2$1.28$1.24$28.58 billion$28.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/29/2015Q415$1.66$1.73ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/27/2015Q315$1.15$1.17$26.57 billion$26.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/5/2015Q215$1.18$1.35$27.70 billion$26.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/10/2014Q115$1.09$1.12$26.92 billion$26.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/8/2014Q414$1.52$1.58$35.42 billion$34.75 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/29/2014Q314$1.09$1.07$25.70 billion$25.23 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q214$1.17$1.05$26.67 billion$25.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/11/2013Q114$1.03$0.96$25.41 billion$24.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/9/2013Q413$1.46$1.40$32.83 billion$31.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q3 2013$1.03$1.04$24.23 billion$23.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/12/2013Q2 2013$1.06$1.24$25.13 billion$24.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/10/2012Q412$1.31$1.39$31.60 billion$31.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2012$0.87$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012$0.87$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2011$0.80$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/5/2011$1.10$1.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/25/2011$0.77$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/2/2011$0.79$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2010$0.69$0.71$18.81 billion$19.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.21
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.16$1.39$1.25
Q2 20175$1.35$1.38$1.36
Q3 20175$1.26$1.99$1.58
Q4 20173$1.95$2.10$2.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Next Dividend:5/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:1.04%
Dividend Growth:13.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:32.79% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
31.91% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
28.17% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Dividend History by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.74%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.12%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/24/2017James D SinegalDirectorSell100,000$166.35$16,635,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2017Timothy L RoseVPSell4,000$166.95$667,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017James D SinegalDirectorSell17,000$164.52$2,796,840.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017John D MckayInsiderSell4,948$168.25$832,501.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017Roland Michael VachrisVPSell3,180$161.73$514,301.40View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Dennis R. ZookVPSell7,000$161.12$1,127,840.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2017Paul G MoultonVPSell14,189$161.98$2,298,334.22View SEC Filing  
12/28/2016David S PettersonInsiderSell700$161.13$112,791.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Richard A GalantiVPSell1,560$160.22$249,943.20View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016David S PettersonInsiderSell4,000$158.55$634,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Paul G MoultonVPSell11,715$158.93$1,861,864.95View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Richard A GalantiVPSell3,111$148.89$463,196.79View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Richard A GalantiVPSell1,930$143.53$277,012.90View SEC Filing  
10/26/2016David S PettersonInsiderSell3,000$151.10$453,300.00View SEC Filing  
10/25/2016Richard M LibensonDirectorSell2,385$151.00$360,135.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2016Timothy L RoseVPSell4,000$151.12$604,480.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2016James D SinegalDirectorSell20,114$149.02$2,997,388.28View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016John W MeisenbachDirectorSell5,737$167.74$962,324.38View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016Jill S RuckelshausDirectorSell7,442$167.10$1,243,558.20View SEC Filing  
7/13/2016Jill S RuckelshausDirectorSell6,180$166.03$1,026,065.40View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Douglas W SchuttVPSell14,656$166.76$2,444,034.56View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016John D MckayEVPSell7,500$166.58$1,249,350.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2016Richard A GalantiCFOSell2,400$167.08$400,992.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2016John D MckayEVPSell4,455$159.00$708,345.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016Timothy L RoseVPSell1,777$151.25$268,771.25View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Franz E LazarusVPSell20,000$153.44$3,068,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016James P MurphyVPSell15,000$154.45$2,316,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Dennis R ZookVPSell4,075$152.96$623,312.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2015Paul G MoultonVPSell19,095$162.64$3,105,610.80View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015John W StantonDirectorBuy10,000$155.40$1,554,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/30/2015David S PettersonInsiderSell3,800$158.62$602,756.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015James P MurphyVPSell12,000$156.81$1,881,720.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Richard A GalantiCFOSell1,500$158.29$237,435.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015David S PettersonInsiderSell3,738$157.50$588,735.00View SEC Filing  
10/27/2015Richard A. GalantiCFOSell3,452$157.30$542,999.60View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Douglas W SchuttVPSell25,000$156.90$3,922,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/26/2015Richard M LibensonDirectorSell7,790$154.97$1,207,216.30View SEC Filing  
10/13/2015Joseph P PorteraVPSell10,000$152.75$1,527,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015Dennis R ZookVPSell9,000$153.96$1,385,640.00View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015John D MckayEVPSell6,779$154.00$1,043,966.00View SEC Filing  
10/9/2015Jeffrey H. BrotmanChairmanSell42,493$154.01$6,544,346.93View SEC Filing  
10/9/2015Richard A. GalantiCFOSell5,500$152.87$840,785.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2015Timothy L RoseVPSell3,000$147.00$441,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Jeffrey H BrotmanChairmanSell5,936$151.65$900,194.40View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Jeffrey H BrotmanChairmanSell93,564$150.12$14,045,827.68View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015W Craig JelinekCEOSell24,184$148.15$3,582,859.60View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015W Craig JelinekCEOSell60,000$149.08$8,944,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Richard A GalantiCFOSell5,214$149.47$779,336.58View SEC Filing  
1/29/2015Franz E LazarusVPSell10,000$139.83$1,398,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/13/2015Timothy L RoseVPSell4,082$142.65$582,297.30View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Dennis R ZookVPSell8,000$142.54$1,140,320.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2014John D MckayEVPSell3,648$141.07$514,623.36View SEC Filing  
12/17/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell3,000$139.29$417,870.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Timothy L RoseVPSell5,000$139.01$695,050.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Timothy L RoseVPSell5,000$142.00$710,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014James P MurphyVPSell8,777$136.82$1,200,869.14View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell3,999$137.62$550,342.38View SEC Filing  
10/30/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell4,165$133.16$554,611.40View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Joseph P PorteraVPSell15,000$131.55$1,973,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell7,288$131.91$961,360.08View SEC Filing  
10/24/2014Richard M LibensonDirectorSell20,889$129.67$2,708,676.63View SEC Filing  
10/23/2014David S PettersonInsiderSell15,400$131.14$2,019,556.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Dennis R ZookVPSell7,000$128.10$896,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Joseph P PorteraVPSell4,685$130.13$609,659.05View SEC Filing  
10/9/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell4,065$130.54$530,645.10View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Timothy L RoseVPSell5,439$121.50$660,838.50View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell6,000$121.16$726,960.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2014Jeffrey H BrotmanChairmanSell161,445$118.23$19,087,642.35View SEC Filing  
8/14/2014Richard A GalantiCFOSell12,068$118.97$1,435,729.96View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Hamilton E JamesDirectorSell12,915$119.12$1,538,434.80View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014John D MckayEVPSell12,000$118.94$1,427,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2014Benjamin Sr Carson SrDirectorSell10,915$115.69$1,262,756.35View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Franz E LazarusVPSell10,000$117.69$1,176,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014James SinegalDirectorSell4,000$114.76$459,040.00View SEC Filing  
4/15/2014James SinegalDirectorSell4,000$112.58$450,320.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2014James MurphyVPSell10,000$112.00$1,120,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014James SinegalDirectorSell4,000$114.00$456,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014John MckayEVPSell3,000$114.00$342,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Richard GalantiCFOSell15,164$114.54$1,736,884.56View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014W Craig JelinekCEOSell41,444$114.01$4,725,030.44View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Timothy RoseVPSell5,000$115.31$576,550.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2014James SinegalDirectorSell4,000$116.07$464,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2013James SinegalDirectorSell8,000$117.92$943,360.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013James SinegalDirectorSell8,000$123.66$989,280.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Hamilton E JamesDirectorSell12,915$118.76$1,533,785.40View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013John D MckayEVPSell4,000$118.93$475,720.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2013Richard A GalantiCFOSell17,081$119.18$2,035,713.58View SEC Filing  
10/31/2013Richard A GalantiCFOSell2,081$118.11$245,786.91View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Joseph P PorteraVPSell14,900$118.29$1,762,521.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Richard A GalantiCFOSell7,289$118.53$863,965.17View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Richard M LibensonDirectorSell11,376$116.65$1,327,010.40View SEC Filing  
10/25/2013David S PettersonInsiderSell3,905$115.95$452,784.75View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013David S PettersonInsiderSell2,500$116.14$290,350.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013Richard M LibensonDirectorSell9,791$116.67$1,142,315.97View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013David S PettersonInsiderSell2,500$117.09$292,725.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2013Dennis R ZookVPSell10,000$116.37$1,163,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013James D SinegalDirectorSell8,000$115.76$926,080.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013James SinegalDirectorSell8,000$118.36$946,880.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013James SinegalDirectorSell8,000$112.56$900,480.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013James D SinegalDirectorSell8,000$115.92$927,360.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2013James D SinegalDirectorSell8,000$110.37$882,960.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013James P MurphyVPSell5,000$110.53$552,650.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013James D SinegalDirectorSell8,000$110.86$886,880.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2013John D MckayEVPSell3,000$109.11$327,330.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012James D SinegalDirectorSell16,000$95.20$1,523,200.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Latest Headlines for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
DateHeadline logoDon’t Bet Against Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Stock Earnings - May 24 at 12:25 PM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for Costco Wholesale Co.'s FY2017 Earnings (COST) - May 24 at 8:54 AM logoHow Home Depot, Best Buy, Wal-Mart Can Beat Amazon (HD, BBY) - May 24 at 8:05 AM logoWhy Costco Wholesale Corporation Shareholders Have Something to Worry About - May 23 at 8:10 PM logoEarnings Preview: What To Expect From Costco On Thursday - May 23 at 8:09 PM logo4 Things You Can Buy at Trader Joe's to Avoid Joining Costco - May 23 at 12:43 PM logoHere’s What’s Driving Walmart’s Sam’s Club - May 23 at 12:43 PM logoThis Iconic Bakery Is Coming to Costco - May 23 at 12:43 PM logoCostco Wholesale Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:COST) : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 4:17 PM logoCostco: The Final Piece of the Puzzle - May 22 at 4:17 PM logoGuggenheim Says Costco Will Soon Return to Profit Growth - May 22 at 4:17 PM logoRetail Earnings Expectations: Costco And Lowe's - May 22 at 12:30 PM logoRetailers Have Been Slaughtered Thanks Partly to Amazon, That Is Except for Costco - May 22 at 12:30 PM logoWhat investors need to know for the week ahead - May 19 at 4:19 PM logoCostco Wholesale Co. (COST) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - May 19 at 11:20 AM logoGo Long Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Stock at a Discount - May 19 at 10:30 AM logoCostco Analysts Are Now Leaning This Way on the Stock - May 19 at 8:37 AM logoCostco Wholesale Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : COST-US : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 8:37 AM logoHow did this Minnesota-based snack startup go national in three years? - May 18 at 4:21 PM logo5 Reasons to Buy Costco Now -- The Motley Fool - Motley Fool - May 18 at 11:04 AM logoWhy Costco’s Sales Could Rise in Fiscal 3Q17 - May 18 at 11:04 AM logoWill Costco’s Margins Improve in Fiscal 3Q17? - May 18 at 11:04 AM logoHere’s What Is Driving Costco Stock Higher - May 17 at 9:30 PM logoWill New Locations Keep The Costco Rally Going? - May 17 at 11:31 AM logoWhat Customer Satisfaction Is Telling You About The Future Performance Of These Stocks - May 17 at 11:31 AM logoWhole Foods Stock Coverage Initiated at Loop Capital - May 16 at 12:46 PM logo2 Credit Cards for Costco Members to Consider - Motley Fool - May 14 at 4:32 PM logoTraders Purchase Large Volume of Costco Wholesale Put Options (COST) - May 13 at 7:04 AM logoWhy The Fed Should Pay Attention To Inflation-Fighting Amazon - May 12 at 9:58 PM logoShort Interest in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Declines By 14.6% - May 12 at 7:28 AM logoThree Cincinnati firms rank among nation’s best employers - May 11 at 5:02 PM logo3 Reasons Why You Should Buy Costco Now - May 11 at 5:02 PM logoCostco moving ahead with plan for Nebraska chicken plant - May 11 at 5:02 PM logoBreaking Down Costco's $7 Dividend - May 10 at 4:40 PM logoCostco Wholesale Corp. : COST-US: Dividend Analysis : May 12th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 4:40 PM logoMorgan Stanley Capital I Trust 2015-MS1 -- Moody's Affirms Seven Classes of MSC 2015-MS1 - May 10 at 4:40 PM logoWhere Tampa Bay area companies — like HSN and Publix — land on Forbes' best employers list - May 10 at 8:13 AM logoCostco Wholesale Corporation Announces Debt Offering - May 9 at 9:26 PM logoCostco's Special Cash Dividend: What Investors Need to Know - May 9 at 9:26 PM logoNotable Tuesday Option Activity: COST, MRK, BR - May 9 at 4:25 PM logoFitch Rates Costco's $3.8B Planned Issuance 'A+'; Outlook Stable - May 9 at 4:25 PM logoCostco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Stock Can Pay You in Bulk - May 9 at 12:14 PM logoCostco Wholesale Co. (COST) Upgraded at Vetr Inc. - May 9 at 12:39 AM logoCostco Wholesale Co. (COST) Upgraded to "Buy" by Vetr Inc. - May 9 at 12:18 AM logoBuffett Says AmEx Well Positioned for Competition From JPMorgan - May 8 at 4:19 PM logoLive from Omaha on Friday - May 7 at 9:42 PM logoCostco Wholesale Co. (COST) Earns "Hold" Rating from Wells Fargo & Co - May 7 at 7:34 AM logo[$$] Costco's Special Payout Comes With Trade-Offs - May 6 at 6:40 AM logoCostco Wholesale Corporation -- Moody's affirms Costco's A1 senior unsecured ratings and changes outlook to positive - May 5 at 4:40 PM logoHow Costco Wholesale Corporation Makes Most of Its Money - May 5 at 10:17 AM



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