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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

+6.48 (+1.35%)
(As of 07/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
2.66 million shs
Average Volume
2.78 million shs
Market Capitalization
$215.17 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
17.3% Upside
$569.56 Price Target
Short Interest
0.95% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.19mentions of Costco Wholesale in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.17 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $13.02 to $14.26 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.36 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

64th out of 283 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

4th out of 12 stocks

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About Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

COST Stock News Headlines

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Costco closes on deal to own all of Costco-Taiwan
StockNews.com Upgrades Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) to Buy
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Variety stores
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/13 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
High Stock Price Forecast
Low Stock Price Forecast
Forecasted Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
25 Analysts


Net Income
$5.01 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$195.93 billion
Cash Flow
$15.22 per share
Book Value
$40.92 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$215.17 billion

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Costco Wholesale Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Costco Wholesale stock right now?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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What is Costco Wholesale's stock price forecast for 2022?

25 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their COST stock forecasts range from $423.00 to $678.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $569.56 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% from the stock's current price.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock performed in 2022?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $567.70 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, COST shares have decreased by 14.4% and is now trading at $485.76.
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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, September 22nd 2022.
View our earnings forecast for Costco Wholesale

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 26th. The retailer reported $3.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $3.03 by $0.01. The retailer had revenue of $52.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $51.49 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.71% and a net margin of 2.60%. The firm's revenue was up 18.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $2.75 EPS.
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How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 29th will be given a dividend of $0.90 per share on Friday, May 13th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 28th. This is an increase from Costco Wholesale's previous quarterly dividend of $0.79.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale(NASDAQ:COST) pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.75%. Costco Wholesale has been increasing its dividend for 19 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Costco Wholesale is 28.35%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.25% next year. This indicates that Costco Wholesale will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same-store sales increased by 15.5% in the month of May. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the report.

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, CEO & Director (Age 70, Pay $1.55M)
  • Mr. Ron M. Vachris, Pres, COO & Director (Age 57, Pay $1M)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 66, Pay $1.03M)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International Division (Age 69, Pay $890.48k)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Callans, Exec. VP of Admin. (Age 60) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Robert E. Nelson III, Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
  • Mr. John Sullivan, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Sandy Torrey, Sr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing
  • Mr. John D. Thelan, Sr. VP of Depots & Traffic
  • Mr. Timothy L. Rose, Exec. VP of Ancillary Bus.es, Manufacturing & Bus. Centers (Age 70)

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and 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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Rempart Asset Management Inc. (0.01%) and Park National Corp OH (0.01%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Claudine Adamo, Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, 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 institutional investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rempart Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last two years include Claudine Adamo, Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, 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 institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Park National Corp OH.
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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 $485.76.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has a market capitalization of $215.17 billion and generates $195.93 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.70 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Costco Wholesale have?

Costco Wholesale employs 288,000 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 Inc., Costco President Taiwan Inc., Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Costco Wholesale Japan Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea Ltd., Costco Wholesale Membership Inc., Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd., Innovel Solutions, NW Re Ltd., and PriceCostco International Inc..
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When was Costco Wholesale founded?

Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983.

How can I contact Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale's mailing address is 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027. The official website for Costco Wholesale is www.costco.com. The retailer can be reached via phone at (425) 313-8100, via email at investor@costco.com, or via fax at 425-313-6593.

This page (NASDAQ:COST) was last updated on 7/2/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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