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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$373.43
-0.62 (-0.17 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$371.89
Now: $373.43
$375.31
50-Day Range
$357.62
MA: $377.69
$391.77
52-Week Range
$271.28
Now: $373.43
$393.15
Volume2.82 million shs
Average Volume2.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$164.77 billion
P/E Ratio41.40
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta0.68
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 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, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.13 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
CUSIP22160K10
Phone425-313-8100
Employees273,000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$166.76 billion
Cash Flow$12.03 per share
Book Value$42.39 per share

Profitability

Net Income$4.00 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$164.77 billion
Next Earnings Date12/10/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$373.43
-0.62 (-0.17 %)
(As of 12/4/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Costco Wholesale's stock price 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. Since then, COST shares have increased by 25.6% and is now trading at $373.43.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

31 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Costco Wholesale?

Wall Street analysts have given Costco Wholesale a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Costco Wholesale wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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 10th 2020.
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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 10th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) released its earnings results on Thursday, September, 24th. The retailer reported $3.13 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.85 by $0.28. The retailer had revenue of $52.28 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $52.03 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 22.71%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.69 earnings per share.
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How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale declared a special dividend on Monday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 2nd will be paid a dividend of $10.00 per share on Friday, December 11th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 1st. This is an increase from Costco Wholesale's previous special dividend of $7.00.
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How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

31 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $310.00 to $435.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $383.68 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% 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 rose 14.4% in the month of October. Costco Wholesale shares climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,030,000 shares, an increase of 15.2% from the October 31st total of 2,630,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,250,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days.
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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), The Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), The Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and The Boeing (BA).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 68, Pay $1.19M)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 64, Pay $960.71k)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 69, Pay $875.03k)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 68, Pay $909.15k)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International Division (Age 67, Pay $840.09k)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Callans, Exec. VP of Admin. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Robert E. Nelson, Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations
  • Mr. John Sullivan, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec.
  • Mr. Richard C. Chavez, Sr. VP of Costco Wholesale Industries & Bus. Devel.
  • Paul W. Latham, Sr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing

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 shareholders include State Street Corp (4.10%), Morgan Stanley (1.14%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.87%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.82%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.77%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.53%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, 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 State Street Corp, Jennison Associates LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Hexavest Inc., ClariVest Asset Management LLC, and Aptus Capital Advisors 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, Kenneth D Denman, Patrick J Callans, Richard A Galanti, Roland Michael Vachris, 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 Morgan Stanley, Winslow Capital Management LLC, Waverton Investment Management Ltd, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.
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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 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 $373.43.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $164.77 billion and generates $166.76 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $4.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.85 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 273,000 workers across the globe.

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 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 12/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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