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

$288.57
+4.24 (+1.49 %)
(As of 03/30/2020 01:42 PM ET)
Today's Range
$285.84
Now: $288.57
$290.33
50-Day Range
$279.85
MA: $305.48
$324.08
52-Week Range
$233.05
Now: $288.57
$325.26
Volume1.98 million shs
Average Volume5.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$127.43 billion
P/E Ratio33.87
Dividend Yield0.91%
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. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of September 2, 2018, it operated 762 membership warehouses, including 527 warehouses in the United States, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 15 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 10 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, and 1 in France. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
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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$11.82 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$127.43 billion
Next Earnings Date6/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, COST stock has decreased by 3.0% and is now trading at $288.40. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

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 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Costco Wholesale.

When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Costco Wholesale.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 5th. The retailer reported $2.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.04. The retailer earned $39.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $38.26 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 23.41% and a net margin of 2.39%. Costco Wholesale's quarterly revenue was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.01 EPS. View Costco Wholesale's earnings history.

How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, February 21st. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 6th. View Costco Wholesale's dividend history.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

29 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $355.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $317.30 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.0% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Costco Wholesale.

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

Costco Wholesale same store sales rose 11.7% in the month of February. Costco Wholesale stock fell by 1.4% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about COST stock has trended very positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a news sentiment score of 4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutCostco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 5,486,400 shares, an increase of 8.2% from the February 27th total of 5,070,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,974,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), AT&T (T), Walmart (WMT) and Starbucks (SBUX).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following 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)

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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.18%), FMR LLC (2.46%), Capital World Investors (1.62%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.54%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.47%) and Jennison Associates LLC (1.15%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, 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 Capital World Investors, Capital Research Global Investors, 1832 Asset Management L.P., FMR LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., and Renaissance Technologies LLC. 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 activity 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 Norges Bank, Johanson Financial Advisors Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Stifel Financial Corp, Prudential Financial Inc., Emerald Advisors LLC, and Marshall Wace North America L.P.. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $288.40.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $127.35 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:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,538 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,076 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,614
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 3/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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