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NASDAQ:COSTCostco Wholesale Stock Price, Forecast & News

$336.76
+4.33 (+1.30 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$333.17
Now: $336.76
$338.90
50-Day Range
$296.56
MA: $321.95
$343.31
52-Week Range
$268.00
Now: $336.76
$345.12
Volume1.85 million shs
Average Volume3.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$148.69 billion
P/E Ratio40.28
Dividend Yield0.83%
Beta0.69
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of September 2, 2018, it operated 762 membership warehouses, including 527 warehouses in the United States, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 15 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 10 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, and 1 in France. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.03 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
CUSIP22160K10
Phone425-313-8100

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$152.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.50 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$148.69 billion
Next Earnings Date10/1/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$336.76
+4.33 (+1.30 %)
(As of 08/13/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Costco Wholesale's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, COST stock has increased by 13.2% and is now trading at $336.76.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 1st 2020.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 28th. The retailer reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.03. The retailer earned $36.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.66 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 22.60%. The firm's revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.89 EPS.
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How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Friday, August 14th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 30th.
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How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $390.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $337.83 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.3% from the stock's current price.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales climbed 13.2% during the month of July. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about COST stock have trended negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a news impact score of -2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a drop in short interest in May. As of May 29th, there was short interest totaling 4,070,000 shares, a drop of 15.0% from the May 14th total of 4,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,910,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days.
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Who are some of Costco Wholesale's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Costco Wholesale own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Costco Wholesale investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT) and Tesla (TSLA).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 67)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 68)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 67)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International (Age 66)

What is Costco Wholesale's stock symbol?

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

Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders?

Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (2.74%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.04%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.88%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.74%), Swiss National Bank (0.41%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.41%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Joseph P Portera, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, Susan L Decker, Timothy L Rose and W Craig Jelinek.
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Which institutional investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Sarasin & Partners LLP, FIL Ltd, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, Susan L Decker, and Timothy L Rose.
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Which institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Winslow Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Achmea Investment Management B.V., Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V..
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How do I buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

Shares of COST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Costco Wholesale's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $336.76.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $148.69 billion and generates $152.70 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $3.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.19 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 254,000 workers across the globe.

What is Costco Wholesale's official website?

The official website for Costco Wholesale is www.costco.com.

How can I contact Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale's mailing address is 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027. The retailer can be reached via phone at 425-313-8100 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/14/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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