NASDAQ:COST

Costco Wholesale Stock Forecast, Price & News

$435.07
+6.15 (+1.43 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$429.12
$436.80
50-Day Range
$378.23
$435.07
52-Week Range
$307.00
$436.80
Volume1.43 million shs
Average Volume2.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$192.33 billion
P/E Ratio40.89
Dividend Yield0.74%
Beta0.66
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About Costco Wholesale

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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3.00 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

12th out of 260 stocks

Variety Stores Industry

2nd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 4.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Costco Wholesale a buy right now?

22 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last twelve months. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Costco Wholesale stock.
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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, September 23rd 2021.
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How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 26th. The retailer reported $2.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.28 by $0.47. The retailer earned $44.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $43.82 billion. Costco Wholesale had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 27.30% and a net margin of 2.53%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 21.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.89 earnings per share.
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How has Costco Wholesale's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Costco Wholesale's stock was trading at $297.43 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, COST shares have increased by 46.3% and is now trading at $435.07.
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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 Tuesday, July 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 30th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Friday, August 13th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 29th.
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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 0.74%. 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 27.94% 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?

22 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $350.00 to $453.00. On average, they expect Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $410.36 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.7%.
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Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

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

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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.05%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.85%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%), Everett Harris & Co. CA (0.21%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.20%) and Provident Trust Co. (0.18%). 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 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., GSB Wealth Management LLC, PGGM Investments, Unigestion Holding SA, Victory Capital Management Inc., New York State Common Retirement Fund, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include James C Klauer, 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 Sarasin & Partners LLP, Alliancebernstein L.P., Fisher Asset Management LLC, Rathbone Brothers plc, Lazard Freres Gestion S.A.S., Calamos Advisors LLC, Highland Capital Management LLC, and Waverton Investment Management Ltd.
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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 $435.07.

How much money does Costco Wholesale make?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $192.33 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 273,000 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 8/4/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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