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Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$384.67
+0.25 (+0.07 %)
(As of 05/17/2021 12:27 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$382.90
$386.99
50-Day Range
$346.34
$384.32
52-Week Range
$293.84
$393.15
Volume56,647 shs
Average Volume2.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$170.23 billion
P/E Ratio39.49
Dividend Yield0.82%
Beta0.66
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About Costco Wholesale

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 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, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Current SymbolNASDAQ:COST
CUSIP22160K10
Phone(425) 313-8100
Employees156,000
Year Founded1983

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$166.76 billion
Cash Flow$13.41 per share
Book Value$42.39 per share

Profitability

Net Income$4.00 billion

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Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$170.23 billion
Next Earnings Date5/27/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

2.30 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

12th out of 379 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

4th out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 2.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Costco Wholesale wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies 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 can I listen to Costco Wholesale's earnings call?

Costco Wholesale will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 27th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.45 by $0.31. The retailer earned $44.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.50% and a net margin of 2.50%. Costco Wholesale's revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.10 EPS.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock price 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. Since then, COST shares have increased by 29.1% and is now trading at $383.95.
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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 Wednesday, April 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.79 per share on Friday, May 14th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 29th. This is an increase from Costco Wholesale's previous quarterly dividend of $0.70.
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Is Costco Wholesale a good dividend stock?

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. 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 35.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Costco Wholesale will have a dividend payout ratio of 28.88% next year. This indicates that Costco Wholesale will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for COST?

25 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $325.00 to $430.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $390.70 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% 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 32.5% during the month of April. Costco Wholesale shares climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 69, Pay $1.25M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 65, Pay $1.02M)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 69, Pay $959.47k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International Division (Age 68, Pay $877.9k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Ron M. Vachris, Exec. VP & COO of Merchandising (Age 56, Pay $865.48k)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 70) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Callans, Exec. VP of Admin. (Age 59)
  • Mr. Robert E. Nelson, Sr. VP of Financial Planning & Investor Relations and Treasury
  • Mr. John Sullivan, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec.
  • Mr. Richard C. Chavez, Sr. VP of Costco Wholesale Industries & Bus. Devel. (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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.54%), Northern Trust Corp (1.36%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.02%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.01%) and Jennison Associates LLC (0.84%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock 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, 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 Capital International Investors, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Toronto Dominion Bank, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Capital Bank & Trust Co, APG Asset Management N.V., and Vontobel Holding Ltd.. 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 BlackRock Inc., Alliancebernstein L.P., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Oak Ridge Investments LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc..
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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 $383.95.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $169.91 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.

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, Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Costco Wholesale Japan, Costco Wholesale Korea, Costco Wholesale Membership, Costco Wholesale United Kingdom Ltd., Innovel Solutions, NW Re Ltd., and PriceCostco International.

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 5/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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