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 3, 2017, it operated 741 membership warehouses, including 514 warehouses in the United States, Washington, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 97 in Canada, 37 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 13 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 9 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Variety stores
Sub-IndustryHypermarkets & Super Centers
Trailing P/E Ratio34.08
Forward P/E Ratio29.30
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$129.03 billion
Price / Sales0.67
Cash Flow$8.9715 per share
Price / Cash22.11
Book Value$25.26 per share
Price / Book7.85
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.82
Net Income$2.68 billion
Return on Equity24.74%
Return on Assets7.37%
Who are Costco Wholesale's major shareholders?
Costco Wholesale's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.98%), Northern Trust Corp (1.41%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (1.01%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.62%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.57%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.52%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, David S Petterson, Dennis R Zook, Douglas W Schutt, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, Jill S Ruckelshaus, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller and Timothy L Rose. 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 Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, AGF Investments Inc., Swiss National Bank, Northern Trust Corp, BlackRock Inc., Honeywell International Inc. and Federated Investors Inc. PA. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Daniel M Hines, Dennis R Zook, 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 and Timothy L Rose. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.