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NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale Stock Price, Forecast & News

$296.52
+0.85 (+0.29 %)
(As of 12/6/2019 08:44 AM ET)
Today's Range
$295.15
Now: $296.52
$297.16
50-Day Range
$293.02
MA: $299.76
$306.50
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $296.52
$307.34
Volume1.74 million shs
Average Volume1.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$130.37 billion
P/E Ratio36.21
Dividend Yield0.88%
Beta0.91
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$11.52 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$130.37 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 declared 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 0.88%. 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 declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which allows the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its 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 the consensus estimate of $47.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 25.00%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm 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?

26 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 $296.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

26 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 14 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 5.3% during the month of November. Costco Wholesale shares rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about COST stock has been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a coverage optimism score of 3.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories 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 company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Costco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a decline in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,200,000 shares, a decline of 6.0% from the October 31st total of 5,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,160,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's 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), Home Depot (HD), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Netflix (NFLX), Boeing (BA), Walmart (WMT), Starbucks (SBUX) 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.18%), 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%) and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.35%). 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, Stifel Financial Corp and Connors Investor Services 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 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 Squarepoint Ops LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, State Street Corp, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Dearborn Partners LLC, Main Street Research LLC and Parametric Portfolio Associates 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 $296.52.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $130.37 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:  1,495 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  990 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,485
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 12/6/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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