NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$217.54 +2.57 (+1.20 %)
(As of 07/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$214.97
Today's Range$214.03 - $218.20
52-Week Range$150.00 - $218.20
Volume2.79 million shs
Average Volume2.28 million shs
Market Capitalization$94.29 billion
P/E Ratio37.38
Dividend Yield1.06%
Beta0.95
Costco Wholesale logoCostco 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 3, 2017, it operated 741 membership warehouses, including 514 warehouses in the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 97 in Canada, 37 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 13 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 9 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.52
Current Ratio1.01
Quick Ratio0.47

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio37.38
Forward P/E Ratio32.18
P/E Growth2.85

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$129.03 billion
Price / Sales0.74
Cash Flow$9.0755 per share
Price / Cash23.97
Book Value$28.38 per share
Price / Book7.67

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.82
Net Income$2.68 billion
Net Margins2.16%
Return on Equity24.67%
Return on Assets7.52%

Miscellaneous

Employees231,000
Outstanding Shares438,540,000
Market Cap$94,286.43

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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 Tuesday, April 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Friday, May 25th. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 10th. This is an increase from Costco Wholesale's previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 31st. The retailer reported $1.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.68 by $0.02. The retailer had revenue of $32.36 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $31.89 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 24.67% and a net margin of 2.16%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.40 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, 4th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $140.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $204.8636 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%. View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 21 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Costco Wholesale stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Costco Wholesale stock:
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  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Costco continues to be one of the dominant retail wholesalers based on the breadth and quality of merchandise offered. The stock has outpaced the industry in a year gaining from sturdy comps performance and upbeat results in fourth-quarter fiscal 2017. Costco seems somewhat unfazed by tough retail scenario, comprising soft traffic and inclination toward online shopping. Moreover, we believe that the hike in annual membership fees and higher penetration of Citi Visa co-brand card program will also benefit the stock. We are also encouraged by Costco’s expansion strategy, as it remains committed to opening new clubs and expanding e-commerce capabilities. However, stiff competition and cautious consumer spending remain threats. Further, investors remain concerned about the contraction in gross margin and marginal decline in membership renewal rates that is expected to continue for at least a quarter or two. These may hurt the bottom line." (10/9/2017)

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

Costco Wholesale same-store sales rose 9.7% in the month of June. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

Who are some of Costco Wholesale's key competitors?

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 66)
  • Mr. James D. Sinegal, Co-Founder & Director (Age 82)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 67)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 66)

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about COST stock have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the retailer an impact score of 44.70 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders?

Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.59%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.39%), Swedbank (0.25%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.07%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.06%) and Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.05%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, David S Petterson, Dennis R Zook, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, Jill S Ruckelshaus, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller and Timothy L Rose. 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 Willow Creek Wealth Management Inc., Oakbrook Investments LLC, Hartford Investment Management Co., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Accurate Investment Solutions Inc., Sit Investment Associates Inc. and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Daniel M Hines, Dennis R Zook, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller and Timothy L Rose. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

Which institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Chicago Capital LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Boston Advisors LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Huntington National Bank. 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 $217.54.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $94.29 billion and generates $129.03 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $2.68 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.82 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 231,000 workers across the globe.

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:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,248 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  699 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,947
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 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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