NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $211.03 +2.03 (+0.97 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$209.00Today's Range$209.08 - $211.3452-Week Range$175.79 - $245.16Volume1.58 million shsAverage Volume2.15 million shsMarket Capitalization$92.73 billionP/E Ratio30.90Dividend Yield1.08%Beta0.99 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive COST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for COST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Variety stores Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST Previous Symbol CUSIP22160K10 Webwww.costco.com Phone425-313-8100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.48 Current Ratio1.02 Quick Ratio0.48Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio30.90 Forward P/E Ratio27.59 P/E Growth2.75 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$141.58 billion Price / Sales0.66 Cash Flow$10.1848 per share Price / Cash Flow20.72 Book Value$29.88 per share Price / Book7.06Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.83 Net Income$3.13 billion Net Margins2.25% Return on Equity24.54% Return on Assets7.69%Miscellaneous Employees245,000 Outstanding Shares440,490,000Market Cap$92.73 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Wednesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 8th. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History. How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter? Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December, 13th. The retailer reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.01. The retailer had revenue of $34.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.66 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 24.54% and a net margin of 2.25%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.45 earnings per share. 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 Wednesday, March 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale. How can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call? Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, March 7th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What price target have analysts set for COST? 19 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their predictions range from $220.00 to $260.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $243.9375 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale? 19 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale. How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter? Costco Wholesale same-store sales increased by 6.1% during the month of December. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news. Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about COST stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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 positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a coverage optimism score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Costco Wholesale's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Costco Wholesale include Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Tesco (TSCDY), Five Below (FIVE), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), BJs Wholesale Club (BJ), PriceSmart (PSMT), Big Lots (BIG), Fred's (FRED), Tuesday Morning (TUES) and Wal-mart de Mexico S A B de C V (WMMVY). Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives? Costco Wholesale's management team includes the folowing 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) Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders? Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.02%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.02%), Windward Capital Management Co. CA (0.02%), Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL (0.02%) and DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Dennis R Zook, Franz E Lazarus, 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, 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 Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., First Hawaiian Bank, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Private Asset Management Inc. and Cullinan Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Daniel M Hines, Franz E Lazarus, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, 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 Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale. Which major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock? COST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Accurate Investment Solutions Inc., Broadleaf Partners LLC, American National Bank, Park National Corp OH, CX Institutional, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc., TrimTabs Asset Management LLC and YHB Investment Advisors Inc.. 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 $211.03. How big of a company is Costco Wholesale? Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $92.73 billion and generates $141.58 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $3.13 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.83 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 245,000 workers across the globe. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ COST)Community Ranking: 3.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,397 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 814 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,211MarketBeat'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. 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