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NASDAQ:COST

Costco Wholesale - COST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$494.53
-9.33 (-1.85%)
(As of 12/2/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$492.11
$498.97
50-Day Range
$454.65
$539.25
52-Week Range
$406.51
$612.27
Volume
3.63 million shs
Average Volume
2.08 million shs
Market Capitalization
$218.88 billion
P/E Ratio
37.64
Dividend Yield
0.73%
Price Target
$566.72

Costco Wholesale MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.82 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.6% Upside
$566.72 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.05% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-1.72
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.29mentions of Costco Wholesale in the last 14 days
Based on 64 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.13 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.72%
From $14.41 to $15.81 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.87 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

28th out of 215 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Stock

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses through wholly owned subsidiaries. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States, Canada, and Other International Operations. The company was founded by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

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COST Company Calendar

Last Earnings
9/22/2022
Ex-Dividend for 11/10 Dividend
10/27/2022
Dividend Payable
11/10/2022
Today
12/04/2022
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
12/08/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:COST
CUSIP
22160K10
Employees
304,000
Year Founded
1983

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$566.72
High Stock Price Forecast
$678.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$455.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.82
Research Coverage
22 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$5.84 billion
Pretax Margin
3.45%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$226.95 billion
Cash Flow
$17.62 per share
Book Value
$46.65 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
441,630,000
Market Cap
$218.88 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.72

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Key Executives

  • Walter Craig Jelinek
    Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Roland M. Vachris
    President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
  • Richard A. GalantiRichard A. Galanti
    Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
  • Paul G. MoultonPaul G. Moulton
    Chief Information Officer & Executive VP
  • John Sullivan
    Secretary, Senior Executive VP & General Counsel













COST Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Costco Wholesale stock right now?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" COST shares.
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What is Costco Wholesale's stock price forecast for 2023?

22 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their COST share price forecasts range from $455.00 to $678.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $566.72 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have COST shares performed in 2022?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $567.70 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, COST shares have decreased by 12.9% and is now trading at $494.53.
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When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 8th 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, December 8th 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September, 22nd. The retailer reported $4.20 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.12 by $0.08. The retailer had revenue of $72.09 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.44% and a net margin of 2.58%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 17.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.90 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, October 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 28th will be given a dividend of $0.90 per share on Thursday, November 10th. This represents a $3.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.73%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 27.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, COST will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.77% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same-store sales climbed 10% during the month of November. Costco Wholesale shares rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

What is Craig Jelinek's approval rating as Costco Wholesale's CEO?

3,447 employees have rated Costco Wholesale Chief Executive Officer Craig Jelinek on Glassdoor.com. Craig Jelinek has an approval rating of 92% among the company'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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.82%), BlackRock Inc. (6.79%), State Street Corp (4.25%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.06%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.01%) and Jennison Associates LLC (0.98%). Insiders that own company 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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How do I buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

Shares of COST stock 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 $494.53.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has a market capitalization of $218.88 billion and generates $226.95 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Costco Wholesale have?

The company employs 304,000 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..
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How can I contact Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale's mailing address is 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027. The official website for the company is www.costco.com. The retailer can be reached via phone at (425) 313-8100, via email at investor@costco.com, or via fax at 425-313-6593.

This page (NASDAQ:COST) was last updated on 12/4/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff