NASDAQ:COST

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Volume84,763 shs
Average Volume2.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$187.69 billion
P/E Ratio39.90
Dividend Yield0.74%
Beta0.66

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Vs. WMT, TGT, DG, DLTR, FIVE, and BJ

Should you be buying COST stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "variety stores" are considered alternatives and competitors to Costco Wholesale, including Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Five Below (FIVE), and BJ's Wholesale Club (BJ).

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Costco Wholesale and Walmart, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
Walmart131902.78

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Walmart has a consensus target price of $162.7708, indicating a potential upside of 14.27%. Given Walmart's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Walmart is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Dividends

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Walmart pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Costco Wholesale pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Walmart pays out 40.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Costco Wholesale has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Walmart has raised its dividend for 45 consecutive years. Walmart is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Walmart's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
Walmart$559.15 billion0.71$13.51 billion$5.4826.01

Walmart has higher revenue and earnings than Costco Wholesale. Walmart is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Walmart has a beta of 0.46, indicating that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Walmart's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
Walmart2.18%19.92%6.95%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.3% of Walmart shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 48.4% of Walmart shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Costco Wholesale beats Walmart on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Target (NYSE:TGT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Target's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
Target6.30%45.70%12.61%

Dividends

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Target pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Costco Wholesale pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Target pays out 28.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Costco Wholesale has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Target has raised its dividend for 50 consecutive years. Target is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.5% of Target shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Target shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Costco Wholesale and Target, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
Target041512.85

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Target has a consensus target price of $239.9444, indicating a potential downside of 7.94%. Given Costco Wholesale's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Costco Wholesale is more favorable than Target.

Risk & Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, indicating that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Target has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Target's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
Target$93.56 billion1.38$4.37 billion$9.4227.67

Target has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Costco Wholesale. Target is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Target beats Costco Wholesale on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Dollar General (NYSE:DG) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Dollar General's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
Dollar General7.96%39.37%10.41%

Dividends

Costco Wholesale pays an annual dividend of $3.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Dollar General pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Costco Wholesale pays out 35.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Dollar General pays out 15.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Costco Wholesale has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years and Dollar General has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Costco Wholesale is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.6% of Dollar General shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Dollar General shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Costco Wholesale and Dollar General, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
Dollar General131612.81

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Dollar General has a consensus target price of $235.1429, indicating a potential upside of 1.10%. Given Dollar General's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dollar General is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Volatility & Risk

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar General has a beta of 0.53, suggesting that its share price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Dollar General's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
Dollar General$33.75 billion1.63$2.66 billion$10.6221.90

Costco Wholesale has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar General. Dollar General is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Dollar General beats Costco Wholesale on 12 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Dollar Tree's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
Dollar Tree5.71%20.64%7.07%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.4% of Dollar Tree shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Dollar Tree shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Costco Wholesale and Dollar Tree, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
Dollar Tree16802.47

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Dollar Tree has a consensus target price of $116.6923, indicating a potential upside of 17.38%. Given Dollar Tree's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Dollar Tree is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Risk & Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dollar Tree has a beta of 0.87, meaning that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Dollar Tree's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
Dollar Tree$25.51 billion0.90$1.34 billion$5.6517.61

Costco Wholesale has higher revenue and earnings than Dollar Tree. Dollar Tree is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Costco Wholesale beats Dollar Tree on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Five Below's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
Five Below9.48%27.01%9.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of Five Below shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Costco Wholesale and Five Below, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
Five Below061202.67

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. Five Below has a consensus target price of $213.1579, indicating a potential upside of 11.41%. Given Five Below's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Five Below is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Risk & Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Five Below has a beta of 1.29, meaning that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costco Wholesale and Five Below's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
Five Below$1.96 billion5.46$123.36 million$2.1290.25

Costco Wholesale has higher revenue and earnings than Five Below. Costco Wholesale is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Five Below, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Costco Wholesale and BJ's Wholesale Club's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Costco Wholesale2.53%27.30%8.04%
BJ's Wholesale Club2.62%161.94%8.00%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.6% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Costco Wholesale shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.1% of BJ's Wholesale Club shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Costco Wholesale and BJ's Wholesale Club, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Costco Wholesale071502.68
BJ's Wholesale Club07912.65

Costco Wholesale currently has a consensus target price of $410.3636, indicating a potential downside of 3.41%. BJ's Wholesale Club has a consensus target price of $49.4787, indicating a potential downside of 2.68%. Given BJ's Wholesale Club's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BJ's Wholesale Club is more favorable than Costco Wholesale.

Risk & Volatility

Costco Wholesale has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BJ's Wholesale Club has a beta of 0.43, meaning that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Costco Wholesale and BJ's Wholesale Club's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Costco Wholesale$166.76 billion1.13$4.00 billion$8.8547.99
BJ's Wholesale Club$15.43 billion0.45$421.03 million$3.0916.44

Costco Wholesale has higher revenue and earnings than BJ's Wholesale Club. BJ's Wholesale Club is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Costco Wholesale, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Costco Wholesale beats BJ's Wholesale Club on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Costco Wholesale Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Walmart logo
WMT
Walmart
2.9$142.51+0.3%$399.33 billion$559.15 billion33.14Short Interest Increase
Analyst Revision
Target logo
TGT
Target
2.8$260.68+1.3%$128.96 billion$93.56 billion21.26Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Dollar General logo
DG
Dollar General
2.5$232.61+1.1%$54.94 billion$33.75 billion21.40
Dollar Tree logo
DLTR
Dollar Tree
2.2$99.48+0.5%$23.07 billion$25.51 billion15.99Short Interest Decrease
Five Below logo
FIVE
Five Below
1.9$191.32+1.4%$10.71 billion$1.96 billion48.19
BJ's Wholesale Club logo
BJ
BJ's Wholesale Club
1.6$50.80+1.9%$6.97 billion$15.43 billion17.40
Ollie's Bargain Outlet logo
OLLI
Ollie's Bargain Outlet
1.3$92.10+1.2%$6.01 billion$1.81 billion23.03
MINISO Group logo
MNSO
MINISO Group
1.7$16.83+5.1%$5.12 billion$1.28 billion0.00News Coverage
PriceSmart logo
PSMT
PriceSmart
1.3$88.46+0.8%$2.72 billion$3.33 billion27.64
Big Lots logo
BIG
Big Lots
2.3$59.54+0.1%$2.06 billion$6.20 billion3.45
This page was last updated on 7/29/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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