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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$524.50
-14.88 (-2.76%)
(As of 12/1/2021 04:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$524.50
$548.21
50-Day Range
$440.14
$554.88
52-Week Range
$307.00
$560.78
Volume
205,319 shs
Average Volume
2.19 million shs
Market Capitalization
$231.74 billion
P/E Ratio
46.54
Dividend Yield
0.57%
Beta
0.65
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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
288,000
Year Founded
1983

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$195.93 billion
Cash Flow
$14.57 per share
Book Value
$40.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$5.01 billion
Pretax Margin
3.41%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
440,852,000
Market Cap
$231.74 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
9/22/2021
Ex-Dividend
10/28/2021
Dividend Payable
11/12/2021
Today
12/01/2021
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
12/09/2021
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.72 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

52nd out of 273 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, COST shares have increased by 76.3% and is now trading at $524.50.
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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 can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call?

Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, December 9th 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September, 22nd. The retailer reported $3.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.57 by $0.33. The retailer earned $61.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $61.45 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.62% and a net margin of 2.56%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.13 EPS.
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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 0.60%. 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 0.57%. 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 28.04%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.76% 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?

24 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $385.00 to $600.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $503.21 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.1%.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales increased by 17.5% during the month of October. Costco Wholesale stock rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.82%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.61%), Morgan Stanley (1.37%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.13%), Capital World Investors (1.11%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.10%). 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, 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 Abundance Wealth Counselors, Cpwm LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Two Sigma Advisers LP, CI Investments Inc., Man Group plc, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. 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 California Public Employees Retirement System, Deutsche Bank AG, Alliancebernstein L.P., Capital Fund Management S.A., BlackRock Inc., Jane Street Group LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, and Citadel Advisors LLC.
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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 $524.50.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $231.74 billion and generates $195.93 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.27 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 12/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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