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

$298.78
+0.39 (+0.13 %)
(As of 10/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$295.08
Now: $298.78
$298.97
50-Day Range
$284.01
MA: $292.75
$303.76
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $298.78
$307.34
Volume1.83 million shs
Average Volume2.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$131.36 billion
P/E Ratio36.48
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$10.20 per share
Book Value$35.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees245,000
Market Cap$131.36 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. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which permits the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.54 by $0.15. The retailer earned $47.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.71 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 25.00% and a net margin of 2.40%. Costco Wholesale's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $2.36 earnings per share. 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?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-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 twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Costco Wholesale.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Costco Wholesale?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Costco Wholesale in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 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 climbed 4.2% during the month of September. Costco Wholesale stock climbed by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about COST stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. 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 trading volume, of 2,190,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the stock 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.09%), Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC (0.05%), CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.03%), Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.03%) and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (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 major 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, Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC, Rothschild Investment Corp IL, Patten & Patten Inc. TN, Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. and Accurate Investment Solutions 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 major investors are buying Costco Wholesale stock?

COST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Pacer Advisors Inc., Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY, DNB Asset Management AS, NuWave Investment Management LLC and North Star Investment Management Corp.. 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 $298.78.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $131.36 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:  950 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,438
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 10/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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