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NASDAQ:COSTCostco Wholesale Stock Price, Forecast & News

$300.01
-5.96 (-1.95 %)
(As of 04/10/2020 06:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$297.58
Now: $300.01
$304.35
50-Day Range
$279.85
MA: $299.90
$324.08
52-Week Range
$233.05
Now: $300.01
$325.26
Volume6.49 million shs
Average Volume5.30 million shs
Market Capitalization$132.48 billion
P/E Ratio35.21
Dividend Yield0.85%
Beta0.75
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. It also operates gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, the company provides gold star individual and business membership services. As of September 2, 2018, it operated 762 membership warehouses, including 527 warehouses in the United States, 100 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 15 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 10 in Australia, 2 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, and 1 in France. Further, the company sells its products through online. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. 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: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.37 out of 5 stars


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$152.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.42 per share
Book Value$38.50 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$132.48 billion
Next Earnings Date6/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Costco Wholesale's stock 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 stock has increased by 0.9% and is now trading at $300.01. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Costco Wholesale.

When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, June 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Costco Wholesale.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its earnings results on Thursday, March, 5th. The retailer reported $2.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.04. The retailer earned $39.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $38.26 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 23.41% and a net margin of 2.39%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.01 EPS. View Costco Wholesale's earnings history.

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

Costco Wholesale declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 7th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, February 21st. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 6th. View Costco Wholesale's dividend history.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock 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 reacquire up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

30 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $355.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $317.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Costco Wholesale.

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

Costco Wholesale same store sales rose 11.7% in the month of February. Costco Wholesale shares dropped by 1.4% in the first day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about COST stock have been trending very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutCostco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 5,486,400 shares, an increase of 8.2% from the February 27th total of 5,070,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,974,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are short sold. View Costco Wholesale's Current Options Chain.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), AT&T (T), Walmart (WMT) and Tesla (TSLA).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following 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)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hexavest Inc. (0.05%), Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Investment House LLC (0.02%), IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%) and Buffington Mohr McNeal (0.01%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Joseph P Portera, 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 institutional investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clifford Swan Investment Counsel LLC, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, M&G Investment Management Ltd., American National Bank, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Fulton Bank N.A., and Investment House 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, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, and Susan L Decker. View insider buying and selling activity for Costco Wholesale.

Which institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hexavest Inc., Adviser Investments LLC, Lake Street Financial LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC, IBM Retirement Fund, Xcel Wealth Management LLC, and Tuttle Tactical Management. View insider buying and selling activity 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 $300.01.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $132.48 billion and generates $152.70 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $3.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.19 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 254,000 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]

This page was last updated on 4/10/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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