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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$364.86
-0.10 (-0.03 %)
(As of 10/29/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$362.51
Now: $364.86
$369.09
50-Day Range
$335.96
MA: $358.28
$381.54
52-Week Range
$271.28
Now: $364.86
$384.87
Volume1.77 million shs
Average Volume2.84 million shs
Market Capitalization$160.99 billion
P/E Ratio40.45
Dividend Yield0.77%
Beta0.69
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. 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, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. 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: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.70 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
CUSIP22160K10
Phone425-313-8100
Employees156,000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$166.76 billion
Cash Flow$12.30 per share
Book Value$42.39 per share

Profitability

Net Income$4.00 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$160.99 billion
Next Earnings Date12/10/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$364.86
-0.10 (-0.03 %)
(As of 10/29/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, COST shares have increased by 22.7% and is now trading at $364.86.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

29 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 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, December 10th 2020.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September, 24th. The retailer reported $3.13 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.85 by $0.28. The retailer had revenue of $52.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $52.03 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 22.71%. Costco Wholesale's revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $2.69 earnings per share.
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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, October 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 30th will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share on Friday, November 13th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 29th.
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How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

29 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $300.00 to $435.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $368.54 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.0% 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% in the month of September. Costco Wholesale stock dropped by 2.9% in the first day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about COST stock has been trending positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the retailer a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several 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), The Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and The Boeing (BA).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 68, Pay $1.19M)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 64, Pay $960.71k)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 69, Pay $875.03k)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 68, Pay $909.15k)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International Division (Age 67, Pay $840.09k)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Callans, Exec. VP of Admin. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert E. Nelson, Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations
  • Mr. John Sullivan, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec.
  • Mr. Richard C. Chavez, Sr. VP of Costco Wholesale Industries & Bus. Devel.
  • Paul W. Latham, Sr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.12%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.09%), Keybank National Association OH (0.09%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.09%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.08%) and Waverton Investment Management Ltd (0.07%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, 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 Hexavest Inc., Aptus Capital Advisors LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Ziegler Capital Management LLC, AMI Asset Management Corp, Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, Retirement Systems of Alabama, and Railway Pension Investments Ltd. 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, Kenneth D Denman, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Waverton Investment Management Ltd, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Bartlett & Co. LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale.
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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 $364.86.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $160.99 billion and generates $166.76 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $4.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.85 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 156,000 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 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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