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NASDAQ:COST

Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$482.23
+5.00 (+1.05 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 11:27 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$477.64
$485.03
50-Day Range
$440.14
$467.75
52-Week Range
$307.00
$477.65
Volume46,557 shs
Average Volume2.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$213.06 billion
P/E Ratio45.32
Dividend Yield0.67%
Beta0.66
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About Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The firm's product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations. The company was founded by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:COST
CUSIP
22160K10
Employees
214,500
Year Founded
1983

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$166.76 billion
Cash Flow
$13.09 per share
Book Value
$42.39 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$4.00 billion

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Market Cap
$213.06 billion
Next Earnings Date
12/9/2021 (Estimated)
Optionable
Optionable

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.88 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

27th out of 265 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

4th out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Costco Wholesale?

Wall Street analysts have given Costco Wholesale a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Costco Wholesale wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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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 9th 2021.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September, 22nd. The retailer reported $3.90 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.57 by $0.33. The retailer earned $61.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.45 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.30% and a net margin of 2.53%. Costco Wholesale's quarterly revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $3.13 earnings per share.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock 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. Since then, COST stock has increased by 62.8% and is now trading at $484.24.
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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 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 29th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Friday, November 12th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 28th.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.67%. Costco Wholesale has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Costco Wholesale is 35.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.48% next year. This indicates that Costco Wholesale will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for COST?

22 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $385.00 to $525.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $472.19 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.5%.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales increased by 14.3% during the month of September. Costco Wholesale shares climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Walter Craig Jelinek, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • James Patrick Murphy, Chief Operating Officer-International & EVP
  • Richard A. Galanti, Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
  • Paul G. Moulton, Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
  • Joe Portera, Executive VP, COO-Eastern & Canada Divisions

What is Craig Jelinek's approval rating as Costco Wholesale's CEO?

3,447 employees have rated Costco Wholesale CEO Craig Jelinek on Glassdoor.com. Craig Jelinek has an approval rating of 92% among Costco Wholesale's employees. This puts Craig Jelinek in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), The Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and The Boeing (BA).

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. (0.17%), Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.13%), Waverton Investment Management Ltd (0.08%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.08%), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.08%) and Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, Patrick J Callans, 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 major investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Strs Ohio, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., PGGM Investments, Adirondack Retirement Specialists Inc., Sarasin & Partners LLP, TIAA FSB, and Level Four Advisory Services LLC. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include James C Klauer, Joseph P Portera, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, Susan L Decker, and Timothy L Rose.
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Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Private Advisor Group LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, New Capital Management LP, Copeland Capital Management LLC, and Diamant Asset Management Inc..
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Costco Wholesale's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $484.24.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $213.95 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.

How many employees does Costco Wholesale have?

Costco Wholesale employs 214,500 workers across the globe.

Does Costco Wholesale have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Costco Wholesale: Costco De Mexico S.A. de C.V., Costco Insurance Agency, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Costco Wholesale Japan, Costco Wholesale Korea, Costco Wholesale Membership, Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd., Innovel Solutions, NW Re Ltd., and PriceCostco International.

When was Costco Wholesale founded?

Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983.

What is Costco Wholesale's official website?

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

Where are Costco Wholesale's headquarters?

Costco Wholesale is headquartered at 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027.

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 10/22/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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