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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.72 (-0.54 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $317.32
50-Day Range
MA: $351.84
52-Week Range
Now: $317.32
Volume8.10 million shs
Average Volume2.87 million shs
Market Capitalization$140.56 billion
P/E Ratio32.58
Dividend Yield0.88%
Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
Phone(425) 313-8100
Year Founded1983



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$166.76 billion
Cash Flow$11.06 per share
Book Value$42.39 per share


Net Income$4.00 billion


Market Cap$140.56 billion
Next Earnings Date5/27/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.61 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

5th out of 383 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-1.72 (-0.54 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

27 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Costco Wholesale?

Wall Street analysts have given Costco Wholesale a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Costco Wholesale wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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, May 27th 2021.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.45 by $0.31. The retailer earned $44.77 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $43.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.50% and a net margin of 2.50%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.10 EPS.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock 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 (WHO). Since then, COST shares have increased by 6.7% and is now trading at $317.32.
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How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.70 per share on Friday, February 19th. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 4th.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $2.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. Costco Wholesale has been increasing its dividend for 16 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Costco Wholesale is 31.64%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 25.59% next year. This indicates that Costco Wholesale will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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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 permits the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

27 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $310.00 to $430.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $377.30 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.9% 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 15.9% during the month of January. Costco Wholesale stock rose by 0% in the first day of trading following the news.

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Walter Craig Jelinek, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director (LinkedIn Profile)
  • James Patrick Murphy, Chief Operating Officer-International & EVP (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Richard A. Galanti, Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
  • Paul G. Moulton, Chief Information Officer & Executive VP (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Joe Portera, Executive VP, COO-Eastern & Canada Divisions (LinkedIn Profile)

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

3,447 employees have rated Costco Wholesale CEO Craig Jelinek on Glassdoor.com. Craig Jelinek has an approval rating of 92% among Costco Wholesale's employees. This puts Craig Jelinek in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), The Walt Disney (DIS), Alibaba Group (BABA), The Home Depot (HD), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and The 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.48%), FMR LLC (2.71%), Morgan Stanley (1.60%), Northern Trust Corp (1.36%), Norges Bank (1.07%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.02%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, John W Meisenbach, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, 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 institutional investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Swedbank, Jennison Associates LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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, Kenneth D Denman, 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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Which institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Morgan Stanley, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Alliancebernstein L.P., Toronto Dominion Bank, PGGM Investments, and Fisher Asset Management LLC.
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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 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 $317.32.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $140.56 billion and generates $166.76 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $4.00 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.85 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Costco Wholesale have?

Costco Wholesale employs 156,000 workers across the globe.

When was Costco Wholesale founded?

Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983.

What is Costco Wholesale's official website?

The official website for Costco Wholesale is www.costco.com.

Where are Costco Wholesale's headquarters?

Costco Wholesale is headquartered at 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027.

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 3/8/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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