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NASDAQ:COSTCostco Wholesale Stock Price, Forecast & News

$305.78
+2.15 (+0.71 %)
(As of 04/8/2020 03:02 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$302.28
Now: $305.78
$306.77
50-Day Range
$279.85
MA: $300.44
$324.08
52-Week Range
$233.05
Now: $305.78
$325.26
Volume2.10 million shs
Average Volume5.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$135.03 billion
P/E Ratio35.89
Dividend Yield0.90%
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$12.33 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$135.03 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 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, COST stock has increased by 2.8% and is now trading at $305.75. View which stocks have been mosted 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March, 5th. The retailer reported $2.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.06 by $0.04. The retailer had revenue of $39.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $38.26 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 23.41% and a net margin of 2.39%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.01 earnings per share. 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. Stockholders 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 yield of 0.85%. 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 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which allows the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

30 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $355.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $317.30 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% 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 increased by 11.7% in the month of February. Costco Wholesale stock dropped by 1.4% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about COST stock have trended very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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 daily volume of 4,974,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.1 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares 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), Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), 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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Woodstock Corp (0.01%), American National Bank (0.01%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.01%), Park National Corp OH (0.00%) and McGuire Investment Group LLC (0.00%). 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 major investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American National Bank, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Fulton Bank N.A., Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID, McGuire Investment Group LLC, Woodstock Corp, CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, and Stillwater Investment Management 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 major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lake Street Financial LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Trinity Legacy Partners LLC, IBM Retirement Fund, Xcel Wealth Management LLC, Park National Corp OH, IMS Capital Management, and Gradient Investments LLC. 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 $305.75.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $135.01 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 4/8/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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