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Costco Wholesale Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:COST)

$300.27
-0.30 (-0.10 %)
(As of 11/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$299.52
Now: $300.27
$301.87
50-Day Range
$284.01
MA: $298.63
$306.50
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $300.27
$307.34
Volume1.30 million shs
Average Volume1.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$132.02 billion
P/E Ratio36.66
Dividend Yield0.87%
Beta0.93
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$152.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.51 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$132.02 billion
Next Earnings Date12/12/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, November 15th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 31st. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding 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 plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.54 by $0.15. The retailer earned $47.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 25.00%. Costco Wholesale's revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $2.36 earnings per share. View Costco Wholesale's Earnings History.

When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 12th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale.

How can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call?

Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, December 12th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

27 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $335.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $296.64 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

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

Costco Wholesale same store sales increased by 5.7% in the month of October. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 1.2% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about COST stock have trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a daily sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Costco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a decrease in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,200,000 shares, a decrease of 6.0% from the September 30th total of 5,530,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,160,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Costco Wholesale's Current Options Chain.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Netflix (NFLX), Boeing (BA), Starbucks (SBUX), Walmart (wmt) and AT&T (T).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders?

Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.69%), Parnassus Investments CA (0.51%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.49%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.39%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.22%) and Everett Harris & Co. CA (0.20%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James D Sinegal, 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. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Costco Wholesale.

Which major investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, WCM Investment Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Connors Investor Services Inc. and Waratah Capital Advisors 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, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller and Susan L Decker. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including California Public Employees Retirement System, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Dearborn Partners LLC, Main Street Research LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Jacobs & Co. CA and Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

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 $300.27.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $132.02 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.View Additional Information About Costco Wholesale.

What is Costco Wholesale's official website?

The official website for Costco Wholesale is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ COST)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,493 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  977 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,470
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Costco Wholesale and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe COST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe COST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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