NASDAQ:COST - Costco Wholesale Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$231.02 +1.08 (+0.47 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$231.02
Today's Range$226.52 - $231.12
52-Week Range$170.65 - $245.16
Volume2.81 million shs
Average Volume2.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$102.24 billion
P/E Ratio33.82
Dividend Yield0.98%
Beta0.91
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.50
Current Ratio1.02
Quick Ratio0.46

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio33.82
Forward P/E Ratio30.08
P/E Growth2.98

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$141.58 billion
Price / Sales0.72
Cash Flow$10.0618 per share
Price / Cash22.96
Book Value$29.88 per share
Price / Book7.73

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.83
Net Income$3.13 billion
Net Margins2.21%
Return on Equity24.67%
Return on Assets7.62%

Miscellaneous

Employees245,000
Outstanding Shares438,210,000
Market Cap$102.24 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. Investors 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 yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 8th. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 4th. The retailer reported $2.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.34 by $0.02. The retailer had revenue of $44.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.17 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 24.67% and a net margin of 2.21%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.08 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, December 13th 2018. 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, December 13th 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?

25 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their predictions range from $175.00 to $265.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $238.70 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Costco Wholesale stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Costco Wholesale stock:
  • 1. 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, which has outpaced the industry in the past six months, has been gaining from sturdy comps performance and upbeat results. Notably, comps for the month of August rose 9.2%. Meanwhile, net sales for fourth-quarter fiscal 2018 grew 5%, while comps improved 9.5%. Certainly, Costco seems somewhat unfazed by tough retail scenario, comprising soft store traffic and inclination toward online shopping. Moreover, we believe growth strategies, increase in membership fees and sturdy e-commerce sales bode well for the stock. E-commerce comparable sales grew 23.8% in the month of August and 26.2% in the final quarter. However, analysts pointed that any incremental investments or aggressive pricing strategy may hurt margins. Further, we note that SG&A expenses and merchandise costs have been increasing." (10/4/2018)
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How were Costco Wholesale's same store sales last quarter?

Costco Wholesale same store sales rose 8.6% during the month of October. Costco Wholesale shares rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the report.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about COST stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a news impact score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

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)

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 BlackRock Inc. (6.40%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.50%), FMR LLC (2.42%), Capital World Investors (2.26%), Jennison Associates LLC (1.46%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, David S Petterson, 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, 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Bank of Montreal Can, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , American Century Companies Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp and Sarasin & Partners LLP. 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, 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, Capital World Investors, BlackRock Inc., Capital International Investors, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and AGF Investments 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 $231.02.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $102.24 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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,376 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  778 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,154
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 11/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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