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

$302.90
+2.40 (+0.80 %)
(As of 11/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$299.52
Now: $302.90
$304.00
50-Day Range
$284.01
MA: $295.68
$306.50
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $302.90
$307.34
Volume1.55 million shs
Average Volume1.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$133.17 billion
P/E Ratio36.98
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$11.65 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$133.17 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. Investors 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 0.86%. The ex-dividend date 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 initiated a share buyback program 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 buy up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.54 by $0.15. The retailer had revenue of $47.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 25.00% and a net margin of 2.40%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.36 EPS. 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 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's stock. 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 2.1%. 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 day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about COST stock have been trending very negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a coverage optimism score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Costco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,530,000 shares, an increase of 9.7% from the September 30th total of 5,040,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Boeing (BA), Starbucks (SBUX), Walmart (WMT) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

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 institutional and retail 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 D Mckay, 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 institutional 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 institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was purchased 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 $302.90.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $133.17 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:  968 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,461
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 11/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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