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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

US NASDAQ:COST (166.7B)

373.73
-4.05 (-1.08%)
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Summary

Current Price: $373.73
52w High/Low: $271.28 - 384.87
Market Cap: 166.7B
Price/Earnings: 41.47
Dividend Yield: 0.71%
Volume/Average: 688K - 2.5M
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Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses... More
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Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations. The company was founded by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

Annual Reports

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) 10-K Annual Report Oct 11th 2019
2019
(850kb)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) 10-K Annual Report Oct 26th 2018
2018
(831kb)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) 10-K Annual Report Oct 18th 2017
2017
(811kb)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) 10-K Annual Report Oct 21st 2016
2016
(299kb)

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Dividend Yield
1.6%
 
0.7%
 
 
Industry Avg
COST

UNATTRACTIVE: Costco Wholesale Corporation's dividend yield of 0.7% is less than the industry average for specialty stores stocks listed on the NASDAQ. more
Implied Growth
11.4%
 
7.6%
 
 
Industry Avg
COST

ATTRACTIVE: Costco Wholesale Corporation exhibits an implied growth ratio which is less than the industry average for specialty stores stocks listed on the NASDAQ. COST calculation: 10% - ($9.02 / $373.73) = 7.6% more
Price / Book
4.1
 
9.1
 
 
Industry Avg
COST

UNATTRACTIVE: Costco Wholesale Corporation exhibits a price/book ratio which exceeds the industry average for specialty stores stocks listed on the NASDAQ. more
Price / Earnings
23.9
 
41.9
 
 
Industry Avg
COST

UNATTRACTIVE: Costco Wholesale Corporation's price/earnings ratio of 41.9 exceeds the industry average for specialty stores stocks listed on the NASDAQ. more
Price / Sales
1.3
 
1.0
 
 
Industry Avg
COST

ATTRACTIVE: Costco Wholesale Corporation exhibits a price/sales ratio which is less than the industry average for specialty stores stocks listed on the NASDAQ. more

Company News

Better Buy: Costco vs. Procter & Gamble
October 18th, 2020 - Motley Fool

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October 16th, 2020 - Motley Fool

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