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

$298.30
-1.67 (-0.56 %)
(As of 10/23/2019 02:09 PM ET)
Today's Range
$297.51
Now: $298.30
$300.05
50-Day Range
$284.01
MA: $293.72
$303.76
52-Week Range
$189.51
Now: $298.30
$307.34
Volume874,155 shs
Average Volume2.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$131.15 billion
P/E Ratio36.42
Dividend Yield0.86%
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$11.54 per share
Book Value$35.45 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees254,000
Market Cap$131.15 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 Friday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Friday, November 15th. 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, October 31st. View Costco Wholesale's Dividend History.

How will Costco Wholesale's stock buyback program work?

Costco Wholesale declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, April 26th 2019, which authorizes the company to repurchase $4,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Costco Wholesale's earnings last quarter?

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 3rd. The retailer reported $2.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' 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 net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 25.00%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $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?

26 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Costco Wholesale's shares. Their forecasts range from $230.00 to $335.00. On average, they anticipate Costco Wholesale's stock price to reach $294.09 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.2%. 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 rose 4.2% during the month of September. Costco Wholesale shares rose by 0% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Has Costco Wholesale been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about COST stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive 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 -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Costco Wholesale earned a media sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning 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 trading volume of 2,190,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's 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), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), Starbucks (SBUX), Walmart (WMT) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).

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 investors include Boston Trust Walden Corp (0.11%), Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY (0.09%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.09%), Strs Ohio (0.06%), Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.05%). 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 Strs Ohio, 6 Meridian, Ellevest Inc., Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Boston Trust Walden Corp, Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. and Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Main Street Research LLC, Calamos Advisors LLC, Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Tuttle Tactical Management. 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 $297.80.

How big of a company is Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale has a market capitalization of $130.93 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 254,000 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:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,490 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  954 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,444
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 10/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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