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NASDAQ:COST

Costco Wholesale - COST Stock Forecast, Price & News

$486.13
+8.40 (+1.76%)
(As of 10/4/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$480.73
$488.02
50-Day Range
$466.40
$560.96
52-Week Range
$406.51
$612.27
Volume
2.14 million shs
Average Volume
2.57 million shs
Market Capitalization
$215.34 billion
P/E Ratio
37.00
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Price Target
$570.32

Costco Wholesale MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.87 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.3% Upside
$570.32 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.97% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.66
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.52mentions of Costco Wholesale in the last 14 days
Based on 39 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.45 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.96%
From $14.46 to $15.90 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.84 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

35th out of 216 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

4th out of 11 stocks

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About Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Stock

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company offers sundries, dry groceries, candies, coolers, freezers, liquor, and tobacco and deli products; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio products, sporting goods, tires, toys and seasonal products, office supplies, automotive care products, postages, tickets, apparel, small appliances, furniture, domestics, housewares, special order kiosks, and jewelry; and meat, produce, service deli, and bakery products. It also operates pharmacies, opticals, food courts, hearing-aid centers, and tire installation centers, as well as 636 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of August 29, 2021, the company operated 815 membership warehouses, including 564 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 105 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 30 in Japan, 29 in the United Kingdom, 16 in South Korea, 14 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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COST Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 8/12 Dividend
7/28/2022
Dividend Payable
8/12/2022
Last Earnings
9/22/2022
Today
10/04/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
12/08/2022
Fiscal Year End
8/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Variety stores
Sub-Industry
Hypermarkets & Super Centers
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:COST
CUSIP
22160K10
Employees
288,000
Year Founded
1983

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$570.32
High Stock Price Forecast
$678.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$455.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.87
Research Coverage
23 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$5.84 billion
Pretax Margin
3.45%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$226.95 billion
Cash Flow
$15.62 per share
Book Value
$46.61 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
441,988,000
Market Cap
$215.34 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.72

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Key Executives

  • Mr. W. Craig JelinekMr. W. Craig Jelinek (Age 70)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.55M
  • Mr. Ron M. VachrisMr. Ron M. Vachris (Age 57)
    Pres, COO & Director
    Comp: $1M
  • Mr. Richard A. GalantiMr. Richard A. Galanti (Age 66)
    Exec. VP, CFO & Director
    Comp: $1.03M
  • Mr. James P. MurphyMr. James P. Murphy (Age 69)
    Exec. VP & COO of International Division
    Comp: $890.48k
  • Mr. Patrick J. CallansMr. Patrick J. Callans (Age 60)
    Exec. VP of Admin.
  • Mr. Robert E. Nelson III
    Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
  • Mr. John Sullivan
    Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Sandy Torrey
    Sr. VP of Membership, Marketing, Services & Publishing
  • Mr. John D. Thelan
    Sr. VP of Depots & Traffic
  • Mr. Timothy L. RoseMr. Timothy L. Rose (Age 70)
    Exec. VP of Ancillary Bus.es, Manufacturing & Bus. Centers













COST Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Costco Wholesale stock right now?

23 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 20 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" COST shares.
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What is Costco Wholesale's stock price forecast for 2022?

23 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their COST share price forecasts range from $455.00 to $678.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $570.32 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have COST shares performed in 2022?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $567.70 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, COST stock has decreased by 14.4% and is now trading at $486.13.
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When is Costco Wholesale's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 8th 2022.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September, 22nd. The retailer reported $4.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.17 by $0.03. The retailer earned $72.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72 billion. Costco Wholesale had a net margin of 2.58% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 29.44%. The firm's revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $3.90 earnings per share.
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How often does Costco Wholesale pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share on Friday, August 12th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) pays an annual dividend of $3.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.75%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 27.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, COST will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.64% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for COST.

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

Costco Wholesale same-store sales climbed 10.1% during the month of August. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

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

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

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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Tesla (TSLA), Walmart (WMT) and 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Private Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), Rempart Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.01%), Park National Corp OH (0.01%), Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY (0.00%) and Somerset Trust Co (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Claudine Adamo, Daniel M Hines, James C Klauer, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Joseph P Portera, Kenneth D Denman, Mary Agnes Wilderotter, Patrick J Callans, 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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How do I buy shares of Costco Wholesale?

Shares of COST stock 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 $486.13.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has a market capitalization of $215.34 billion and generates $226.95 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $5.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Costco Wholesale have?

The company employs 288,000 workers across the globe.

Does Costco Wholesale have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Costco Wholesale: Costco De Mexico S.A. de C.V., Costco Insurance Agency Inc., Costco President Taiwan Inc., Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Costco Wholesale Japan Ltd., Costco Wholesale Korea Ltd., Costco Wholesale Membership Inc., Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd., Innovel Solutions, NW Re Ltd., and PriceCostco International Inc..
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How can I contact Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale's mailing address is 999 LAKE DRIVE, ISSAQUAH WA, 98027. The official website for the company is www.costco.com. The retailer can be reached via phone at (425) 313-8100, via email at investor@costco.com, or via fax at 425-313-6593.

This page (NASDAQ:COST) was last updated on 10/5/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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