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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$335.96
-2.92 (-0.86 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$331.20
Now: $335.96
$341.22
50-Day Range
$324.82
MA: $341.04
$358.86
52-Week Range
$271.28
Now: $335.96
$363.67
Volume3.41 million shs
Average Volume2.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$148.33 billion
P/E Ratio40.19
Dividend Yield0.83%
Beta0.69
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: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.04 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$152.70 billion
Cash Flow$11.41 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$148.33 billion
Next Earnings Date9/24/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$335.96
-2.92 (-0.86 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 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 13.0% and is now trading at $335.96.
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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 11 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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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, September 24th 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, September 24th 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) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 28th. The retailer reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.92 by $0.03. The retailer earned $36.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.66 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 22.60% and a net margin of 2.31%. The business's revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.89 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, July 15th. Investors of record on Friday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share on Friday, August 14th. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 30th.
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How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

30 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $299.00 to $410.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $355.65 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% 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 increased by 13.2% during the month of July. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

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), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and 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 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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.59%), FMR LLC (2.74%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.04%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (0.91%), Jennison Associates LLC (0.88%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.74%). 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.
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Which major investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Jennison Associates LLC, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Toronto Dominion Bank, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Sarasin & Partners LLP, FIL Ltd, and Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. 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, Susan L Decker, and Timothy L Rose.
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Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Winslow Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, and Achmea Investment Management B.V..
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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 $335.96.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $148.33 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.

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 9/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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