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NASDAQ:COST

Costco Wholesale (COST) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$416.43
-6.50 (-1.54%)
(As of 05/20/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$406.51
$428.85
50-Day Range
$416.43
$608.05
52-Week Range
$375.50
$612.27
Volume
5.11 million shs
Average Volume
3.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$184.57 billion
P/E Ratio
33.56
Dividend Yield
0.85%
Beta
0.7
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About Costco Wholesale

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.

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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
$14.94 per share
Book Value
$40.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$5.01 billion
Pretax Margin
3.54%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
442,249,000
Market Cap
$184.57 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/03/2022
Ex-Dividend for 5/13 Dividend
4/28/2022
Dividend Payable
5/13/2022
Today
5/21/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2022

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.28 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

22nd out of 284 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.4Community 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?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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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, May 26th 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, May 26th 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.74 by $0.18. The retailer earned $51.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.51 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.62% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 30.10%. Costco Wholesale's revenue for the quarter was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.14 earnings per share.
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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, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.90 per share on Friday, May 13th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 28th. This is a positive change from Costco Wholesale's previous quarterly dividend of $0.79.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. 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 29.01%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.12% 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 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $423.00 to $678.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $572.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 37.4% 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 increased by 12.6% during the month of April. Costco Wholesale stock climbed 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:
  • 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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.58%), BlackRock Inc. (7.07%), State Street Corp (4.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.04%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.95%). 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, 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 Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Capital World Investors, Parnassus Investments LLC, IMC Chicago LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, UBS Group AG, and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Claudine Adamo, Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, Patrick J Callans, Richard A Galanti, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, and Timothy L Rose.
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Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Winslow Capital Management LLC, Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Bridgewater Associates LP, Prudential Financial Inc., and BlackRock 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 $416.43.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $184.57 billion and generates $195.93 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.409990 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..

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.

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 5/22/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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