Costco Wholesale Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:COST)

About Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale Corporation 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
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: COST
  • CUSIP: 22160K10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $177.56
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $167.48
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $158.20
  • 52-Week Range: $439,240,000.00 - $138.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.40
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.11
  • P/E Growth: 2.89
  • Market Cap: $77.99B
  • Outstanding Shares: 439,240,000
  • Beta: 0.89
  • 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%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 22 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.86)
Consensus Price Target: $174.38 (1.79% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/10/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncInitiated CoveragePositive$195.00View Rating Details
2/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$170.00View Rating Details
2/5/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$175.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$180.00View Rating Details
2/2/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
1/30/2017GuggenheimReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
1/21/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingConviction-Buy$187.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$185.00View Rating Details
1/12/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$175.00 -> $185.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$185.00View Rating Details
1/5/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$170.00 -> $180.00View Rating Details
12/22/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$170.00View Rating Details
12/19/2016Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
12/9/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$158.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
12/8/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$180.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$176.00 -> $177.00View Rating Details
12/8/2016RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$176.00 -> $177.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$195.00 -> $194.00View Rating Details
12/1/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$185.00View Rating Details
11/9/2016Edward JonesUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
10/19/2016Northcoast ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$175.00View Rating Details
10/4/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$175.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$135.00View Rating Details
9/7/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
6/4/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/27/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$165.00View Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/29/2016Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Peer PerformView Rating Details
2/26/2016Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/23/2015Williams CapitalBoost Price TargetHold$148.00 -> $165.00View Rating Details
6/9/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$136.00View Rating Details
6/1/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$162.00View Rating Details
5/28/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/28/2015Janney Montgomery ScottSet Price TargetHold$141.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
12/7/2016Q1 2017$1.19$1.24$28.30 billion$28.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/29/2016Q416$1.73$1.77$35.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/25/2016Q316$1.23$1.24$27.07 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/8/2015Q1$1.17$1.09ViewListenView Earnings Details
9/29/2015Q415$1.66$1.73ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/27/2015Q315$1.16$1.17$26.67 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 Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.90 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.55 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$1.18$1.40$1.29
Q2 20168$1.20$1.33$1.27
Q3 20166$1.13$1.84$1.61
Q4 20165$1.27$1.72$1.53
Q1 20174$1.16$1.39$1.25
Q2 20175$1.35$1.38$1.36
Q3 20175$1.35$1.99$1.62
Q4 20173$2.00$2.10$2.04
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
Annual Dividend:$1.80
Dividend Yield:1.01%
Dividend Growth:13.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:32.79% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
30.51% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
27.48% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.74%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.12%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


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What is Costco Wholesale Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 10th will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share on Friday, February 24th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 8th.

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

28 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Costco Wholesale Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $135.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale Corporation's share price to reach $174.38 in the next year.

When will Costco Wholesale Corporation announce their earnings?

Costco Wholesale Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February, 28th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Costco Wholesale Corporation stock?

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

  • 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)

  • 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)
  • Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We are resuming coverage of Costco Wholesale Corp. with a Buy rating and a $185 target price, 14x F2018E EBITDA, supported by our sum-of-the-parts analysis. We estimate modest multiple expansion driven by accelerating sales and operating profit growth in F2017 and F2018 driven by improving comp growth. Anticipated comp improvement reflects favorable y/y comparisons, macro trends, benefits from the mid-2016 change to the Citi Visa credit card, an anticipated late F1H17 announcement of a membership fee increase, and rising gas prices. Current valuation is reasonable, in our view, with the premium to peers justified by Costco's annuity-like membership fee and historical renewal rates." (1/19/2017)
  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Costco’s sluggish comparable sales performance remains a cause of concern. Comps during the third quarter of fiscal 2016 remained flat, following an increase of 1% in the preceding quarter. While still lower gasoline price is impacting U.S. comps, currency fluctuations are hurting international comps. On the sales front, the company had missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for sixth quarter in row. Stiff competition and cautious consumer spending have been weighing upon the sector’s performance. Nevertheless, cash-strapped customers continue to reckon Costco as a viable option for low-cost necessities. It continues to be one of the dominant retail wholesalers based on the breadth and quality of merchandise offered. We are also encouraged by the company’s expansion strategy, as it remains committed to opening new clubs in the domestic and international markets.The company is also gradually expanding its E-commerce capabilities." (9/13/2016)

Who owns Costco Wholesale Corporation stock?

Costco Wholesale Corporation's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.07%), FMR LLC (2.71%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.96%), Brown Advisory Inc. (0.74%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.64%) and Davis Selected Advisers (0.42%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale Corporation 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, Timothy L Rose and W Craig Jelinek.

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

Costco Wholesale Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Alkeon Capital Management LLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Davis Selected Advisers, ShearLink Capital LLC and Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale Corporation stock in the last year include David S Petterson, Dennis R Zook, Douglas W Schutt, Franz E Lazarus, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, 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.

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

Costco Wholesale Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Genovese Burford & Brothers Wealth & Retirement Plan Management LLC and Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP.

How do I buy Costco Wholesale Corporation stock?

Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation 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 Corporation stock cost?

One share of Costco Wholesale Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $177.56.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Chart for Monday, February, 27, 2017

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Last Updated on 2/27/2017 by Staff