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Costco Wholesale Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:COST)

$298.30
+0.78 (+0.26 %)
(As of 10/15/2019 12:20 PM ET)
Today's Range
$298.08
Now: $298.30
$299.64
50-Day Range
$274.01
MA: $291.87
$303.76
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $298.30
$307.34
Volume455,121 shs
Average Volume2.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$131.19 billion
P/E Ratio36.42
Dividend Yield0.87%
Beta0.94
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$152.70 billion
Cash Flow$10.18 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees245,000
Market Cap$131.19 billion
Next Earnings Date12/12/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 13th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, September 13th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, April 26th 2019, which authorizes the company to buyback $4,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.54 by $0.15. The retailer had revenue of $47.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 25.00% and a net margin of 2.40%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.36 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 12th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Costco Wholesale.

What price target have analysts set for COST?

24 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Costco Wholesale's stock. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's share price to reach $294.09 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

24 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Costco Wholesale.

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

Costco Wholesale same store sales increased by 4.2% in the month of September. Costco Wholesale stock rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about COST stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Costco Wholesale.

Are investors shorting Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,040,000 shares, an increase of 7.9% from the August 30th total of 4,670,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,190,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's shares are short sold. View Costco Wholesale's Current Options Chain.

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), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Netflix (NFLX), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Starbucks (SBUX) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Costco Wholesale's key executives?

Costco Wholesale's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. W. Craig Jelinek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 67)
  • Mr. Richard A. Galanti, Exec. VP, CFO & Director (Age 63)
  • Mr. Paul G. Moulton, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 68)
  • Mr. Joseph P. Portera, Exec. VP, COO of Eastern & Canadian Divisions and Chief Diversity Officer (Age 67)
  • Mr. James P. Murphy, Exec. VP & COO of International (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 investors include Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC (0.05%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.02%), Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Windward Capital Management Co. CA (0.02%). Company insiders that own Costco Wholesale stock include Daniel M Hines, Dennis R Zook, Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James D Sinegal, James P Murphy, John D Mckay, John W Meisenbach, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Russell D Miller, Susan L Decker, Timothy L Rose and W Craig Jelinek. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Costco Wholesale.

Which institutional investors are selling Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ellevest Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Rothschild Investment Corp IL, Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Accurate Investment Solutions Inc., Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC and Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Costco Wholesale company stock in the last year include Franz E Lazarus, James C Klauer, James P Murphy, Patrick J Callans, Paul G Moulton, Richard A Galanti, Richard M Libenson, Roland Michael Vachris, Susan L Decker and W Craig Jelinek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Costco Wholesale.

Which institutional investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Pacer Advisors Inc., NuWave Investment Management LLC, North Star Investment Management Corp., Northside Capital Management LLC, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Rockland Trust Co.. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Costco Wholesale's stock price today?

One share of COST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $298.30.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $131.19 billion and generates $152.70 billion in revenue each year. The retailer earns $3.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.19 on an earnings per share basis. Costco Wholesale employs 245,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Costco Wholesale.

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:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,488 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  947 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,435
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 10/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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