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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$481.61
-1.21 (-0.25%)
(As of 01/21/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$481.32
$494.61
50-Day Range
$481.61
$567.77
52-Week Range
$307.00
$571.49
Volume
3.29 million shs
Average Volume
2.90 million shs
Market Capitalization
$213.56 billion
P/E Ratio
41.41
Dividend Yield
0.65%
Beta
0.64
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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: United 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
288,000
Year Founded
1983

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$195.93 billion
Cash Flow
$14.98 per share
Book Value
$42.85 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$5.01 billion
Pretax Margin
3.43%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
442,456,000
Market Cap
$213.56 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/12 Dividend
10/28/2021
Dividend Payable
11/12/2021
Last Earnings
12/09/2021
Today
1/21/2022
Dividend Payable
2/18/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
3/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022
Ex-Dividend for 2/18 Dividend
1/01/2100

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.25 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

12th out of 280 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

1st out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

26 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, COST shares have increased by 61.9% and is now trading at $481.61.
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Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 15th, there was short interest totaling 4,510,000 shares, an increase of 22.9% from the November 30th total of 3,670,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,240,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days.
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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, March 3rd 2022.
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How can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call?

Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its earnings results on Thursday, December, 9th. The retailer reported $2.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.59 by $0.39. The retailer had revenue of $49.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $49.75 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.54% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.77%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 14.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $2.29 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 Thursday, January 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 4th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Friday, February 18th. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.66%.
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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 0.65%. Costco Wholesale has been increasing its dividend for 18 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Costco Wholesale is 27.17%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.88% 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?

26 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $415.00 to $630.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $550.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.3% from the stock's current price.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales climbed 14.5% in the month of December. Costco Wholesale shares rose 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), 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 a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Emerald Advisors LLC (0.13%), Sarasin & Partners LLP (0.12%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.08%), Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.08%), Royal London Asset Management Ltd. (0.05%) and Huntington National Bank (0.04%). 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, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Patrick J Callans, 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 selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sarasin & Partners LLP, Moody National Bank Trust Division, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Parallel Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Royal London Asset Management Ltd., Exchange Traded Concepts LLC, and Marketfield Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Patrick J Callans, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Stonnington Group LLC, Aries Wealth Management, Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc. VA, Emerald Advisors LLC, Spire Wealth Management, Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC, Pensionfund Sabic, and Sciencast Management LP.
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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 $481.61.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $213.56 billion and generates $195.93 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.63 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, Costco President Taiwan Inc., Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Costco Wholesale Japan Ltd, Costco Wholesale Korea Ltd., 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 425-313-6593.


This page was last updated on 1/21/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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