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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Stock Price: $384.62 USD 0.66 (0.17%)
Updated May 18, 2021 2:06 PM EDT - Market open
Market Cap 170.30B
Revenue (ttm) 178.63B
Net Income (ttm) 4.34B
Shares Out 443.13M
EPS (ttm) 9.78
PE Ratio 39.33
Forward PE 35.09
Dividend $2.80
Dividend Yield 0.73%
Trading Day May 18
Last Price $384.62
Previous Close $383.96
Change ($) 0.66
Change (%) 0.17%
Day's Open 387.09
Day's Range 383.79 - 389.45
Day's Volume 1,005,434
52-Week Range 284.01 - 389.45

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This company is far less volatile than the overall market -- and it has grown much more rapidly, too.

8 hours ago - The Motley Fool

Walmart, one of the biggest retailers in the world, is set to report earnings on Tuesday. Oppenheimer's Ari Wald sees a better bet in Costco.

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1 day ago - InvestorPlace

A video shows Schroder, an actor who starred on Silver Spoons, berating Jason a Costco employee.

1 day ago - Forbes

The two retail chains have had an amazing run. But one has an edge over the other.

3 days ago - The Motley Fool

The two retailers both benefited from pandemic tailwinds. Which one is better positioned to keep up the momentum?

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3 days ago - InvestorPlace

In the latest trading session, Costco (COST) closed at $379.53, marking a +1.97% move from the previous day.

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6 days ago - InvestorPlace

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6 days ago - Yahoo Finance

Discount retailers' results for this earnings season are expected to reflect gains from constant omnichannel initiatives, brand introduction, store expansion and remodeling, and efforts to enhance deliv...

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6 days ago - Zacks Investment Research

These retailers have done well, but one has the edge.

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1 week ago - The Motley Fool

They're masters of pricing, not to mention their supply chains.

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1 week ago - The Motley Fool

The warehouse club operator's impressive sales momentum shows no sign of slowing.

1 week ago - The Motley Fool

Costco (COST) closed at $384.32 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.41% move from the prior day.

1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

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1 week ago - GuruFocus

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1 week ago - The Motley Fool

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) shares are trading higher after the company reported April sales results up from last year. The company reported $15.21 billion for the retail month of April,...

1 week ago - Benzinga

ISSAQUAH, Wash., May 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: COST) today reported net sales of $15.21 billion for the retail month of April, the fo...

1 week ago - GlobeNewsWire

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2 weeks ago - 24/7 Wall Street

Costco's pay exceeds the minimum wage, and it cares as much about its customers as its COST stock holders. Its secret to success is not complicated.

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Favorable characteristics keep these traditional retailers in a powerful position.

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3 weeks ago - InvestorPlace

Costco Wholesale was temporarily out of favor, although COST stock has been rallying back to life. Let's look at why we like this stock.

3 weeks ago - InvestorPlace

Increasing dividend payments is just par for the course for these companies.

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3 weeks ago - The Motley Fool

In the latest trading session, Costco (COST) closed at $368.52, marking a -1.28% move from the previous day.

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3 weeks ago - InvestorPlace

It might feel difficult to justify owning COST stock after its recent run. However, it's hard to argue with Costco's online sales growth.

3 weeks ago - InvestorPlace

Don't overlook this dividend stock because of its low dividend yield. There's more to the story.

3 weeks ago - The Motley Fool

Costco (COST) closed the most recent trading day at $371.73, moving +0.59% from the previous trading session.

3 weeks ago - Zacks Investment Research

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If these companies stay on their current courses, they'll have plenty of room to make big boosts in their payouts to shareholders.

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1 month ago - The Motley Fool

The company continues to share its success with shareholders.

1 month ago - The Motley Fool

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1 month ago - GuruFocus

Backed by sound fundamentals and robust financial strength, Costco (COST) has time and again highlighted its commitment to enhancing shareholder value.

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

Costco (COST) closed at $363.17 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.56% move from the prior day.

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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ISSAQUAH, Wash., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: COST) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash divi...

1 month ago - GlobeNewsWire

This retail giant does a lot of things right.

1 month ago - The Motley Fool

The warehouse club giant continues to report double-digit sales growth despite increasingly difficult year-over-year comparisons.

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1 month ago - GuruFocus

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1 month ago - GuruFocus

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About COST

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. 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... [Read more...]

Industry
Discount Stores
IPO Date
Sep 22, 1993
CEO
W. Craig Jelinek
Employees
156,000
Stock Exchange
NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol
COST
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2020, Costco's revenue was $166.76 billion, an increase of 9.21% compared to the previous year's $152.70 billion. Earnings were $4.00 billion, an increase of 9.37%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecasts

According to 34 analysts, the average rating for Costco stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 396.08, which is an increase of 2.98% from the latest price.

Price Target
$396.08
(2.98% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy