NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale Stock Price, News, & Analysis

$266.13
-1.22 (-0.46 %)
(As of 06/24/2019 09:23 AM ET)
Today's Range
$265.99
Now: $266.13
$268.94
50-Day Range
$238.41
MA: $249.63
$268.43
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $266.13
$268.94
Volume2.96 million shs
Average Volume1.95 million shs
Market Capitalization$117.04 billion
P/E Ratio38.96
Dividend Yield0.98%
Beta0.91
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. 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, deli, and produces; and apparel and small appliances. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
CUSIP22160K10
Phone425-313-8100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$141.58 billion
Cash Flow$10.1615 per share
Book Value$29.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.13 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees245,000
Market Cap$117.04 billion
Next Earnings Date10/3/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Costco Wholesale's stock symbol?

Costco Wholesale trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COST."

How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, May 24th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. This is an increase from Costco Wholesale's previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 30th. The retailer reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.83 by $0.06. The retailer earned $34.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.72 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 25.03% and a net margin of 2.41%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.70 EPS. View Costco Wholesale's Earnings History.

When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

22 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their predictions range from $225.00 to $290.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $252.3762 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales rose 4.2% during the month of May. Costco Wholesale stock rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about COST stock has been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Costco Wholesale.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Walt Disney (DIS), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bank of America (BAC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 67)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 68)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 67)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International (Age 66)

Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders?

Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (2.48%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (0.68%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.55%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.40%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.27%) and New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.26%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Dennis R Zook, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, Susan L Decker, Timothy L Rose and W Craig Jelinek. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Costco Wholesale.

Which major investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Bank of Montreal Can, Toronto Dominion Bank, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Jag Capital Management LLC and Sepio Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Patrick J Callans, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Susan L Decker and W Craig Jelinek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ellis Investment Partners LLC, FMR LLC, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., Randolph Co Inc and Rhumbline Advisers. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Costco Wholesale's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $266.13.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $117.04 billion and generates $141.58 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $3.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.83 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 245,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Costco Wholesale.

What is Costco Wholesale's official website?

The official website for Costco Wholesale is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ COST)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,442 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  890 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,332
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Costco Wholesale and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe COST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe COST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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