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

$287.83
-4.60 (-1.57 %)
(As of 09/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$284.7111
Now: $287.83
$289.6963
50-Day Range
$265.39
MA: $283.35
$303.76
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $287.83
$307.34
Volume2.82 million shs
Average Volume1.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$126.58 billion
P/E Ratio42.14
Dividend Yield0.89%
Beta0.93
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$10.1313 per share
Book Value$29.88 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.13 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees245,000
Market Cap$126.58 billion
Next Earnings Date10/3/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

Receive COST News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for COST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.


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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, September 13th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan 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 repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 4th. The retailer reported $2.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.34 by $0.02. The retailer earned $44.41 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $44.17 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 25.03% and a net margin of 2.41%. The firm's revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.08 earnings per share. 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.

How can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call?

Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, October 3rd at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

25 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their predictions range from $230.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $281.8136 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 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 5.5% during the month of August. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about COST stock have trended negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a daily sentiment score of -2.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. 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 Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Starbucks (SBUX) 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 number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.49%), BlackRock Inc. (6.23%), BlackRock Inc. (6.23%), Northern Trust Corp (1.45%), Jennison Associates LLC (1.38%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%). 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 AQR Capital Management LLC, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Brown Advisory Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cibc World Markets Corp. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Parnassus Investments CA, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Nomura Holdings Inc., Nomura Holdings Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Invesco Ltd.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Costco Wholesale's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $287.83.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $126.58 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:  1,477 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  927 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,404
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 9/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Featured Article: Mutual Funds

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Yahoo Gemini Pixel