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COST - Costco Wholesale Share Price

$335.96 -2.9  -0.9%

Last Trade - 18/09/20

Consumer Cyclicals
Large Cap
Market Cap £114.85bn
Enterprise Value £113.60bn
Revenue £124.57bn
Position in Universe 57th / 6396
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1m -0.61%
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52w High -7.62%
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Year End 01st Sep 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E CAGR / Avg
112,640 116,199 118,719 129,025 141,576 152,703 165,151 175,917 +6.3%
+0.5 +15.4 -0.8 +14.1 +17.5 +11.9 +7.44 +9.84
Balance Sheet
FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the 36 weeks ended 10 May 2020, Costco Wholesale Corporation revenues increased 8% to $113.38B. Net income before extraordinary items increased 9% to $2.61B. Revenues reflect United States operations segment increase of 62% to $83.21B, Other International operations segment increase of 65% to $15.08B, Canadian operations segment increase of 57% to $15.08B. Net income benefited from United States operations segment income increase of 49% to $2.31B.
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Profile Summary

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. The Company's average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet. The Company's warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The Company offers merchandise in various categories, which include foods (including dry foods, packaged foods and groceries); sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and other (including gas stations and pharmacy).

Last Annual September 1st, 2019
Last Interim May 10th, 2020
Incorporated May 12, 1987
Public Since December 5, 1985
No. of Shareholders: 9,115
No. of Employees: 149,000
Sector Consumer Cyclicals
Industry Diversified Retail
Index Nasdaq Composite , Nasdaq 100 , S&P 500 Consumer Staples (sector), S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 ,
Exchange NASDAQ Global Select Market
Shares in Issue 441,523,711
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Upcoming Events for COST
Thursday 24th September, 2020
Q4 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Call
Thursday 1st October, 2020 Estimate
Q4 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Release
Wednesday 7th October, 2020 Estimate
September 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Corporate Sales Release
Wednesday 4th November, 2020 Estimate
October 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Corporate Sales Release
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November 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Corporate Sales Release
Thursday 10th December, 2020 Estimate
Q1 2021 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Release
Wednesday 6th January, 2021 Estimate
December 2020 Costco Wholesale Corp Corporate Sales Release
Friday 22nd January, 2021 Estimate
Costco Wholesale Corp Annual Shareholders Meeting
Wednesday 3rd February, 2021 Estimate
January 2021 Costco Wholesale Corp Corporate Sales Release
Wednesday 3rd March, 2021 Estimate
Q2 2021 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Release
Frequently Asked Questions for Costco Wholesale
What is the Costco Wholesale share price?

As of 18/09/20, shares in Costco Wholesale are trading at $335.96, giving the company a market capitalisation of £114.85bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Costco Wholesale share price performed this year?

Shares in Costco Wholesale are currently trading at $335.96 and the price has moved by 16.72% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Costco Wholesale price has moved by 4.03% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Costco Wholesale?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Costco Wholesale, there are there are currently 7 "buy" , 13 "hold" and 1 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Costco Wholesale is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Costco Wholesale next release its financial results?

Costco Wholesale is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2021-05-10
What is the Costco Wholesale dividend yield?

The Costco Wholesale dividend yield is 0.77% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Costco Wholesale pay a dividend?

Last year, Costco Wholesale paid a total dividend of 2.6, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 0.77%. Looking ahead, Costco Wholesale has not announced an ex-dividend date yet.

When does Costco Wholesale next pay dividends?

Costco Wholesale has yet to annouce their ex-dividend date. The historic dividend yield on Costco Wholesale shares is currently 0.77%.

How do I buy Costco Wholesale shares?

To buy shares in Costco Wholesale you'll need a share-dealing account with an online or offline stock broker. Once you have opened your account and transferred funds into it, you'll be able to search and select shares to buy and sell. You can use Stockopedia’s share research software to help you find the the kinds of shares that suit your investment strategy and objectives.

What is the market cap of Costco Wholesale?

Shares in Costco Wholesale are currently trading at $335.96, giving the company a market capitalisation of £114.85bn.

Where are Costco Wholesale shares listed? Where are Costco Wholesale shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Costco Wholesale:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NSQ
Ticker Symbol: COST
What kind of share is Costco Wholesale?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Costco Wholesale is currently classified as a Style Neutral. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Costco Wholesale share price forecast 2020?

Shares in Costco Wholesale are currently priced at $335.96. At that level they are trading at 4.55% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Costco Wholesale currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 8.577 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Costco Wholesale share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Costco Wholesale. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -22.9%. At the current price of $335.96, shares in Costco Wholesale are trading at 7.84% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Costco Wholesale PE Ratio?

The Costco Wholesale PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 39.58. The shares are currently trading at $335.96.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Costco Wholesale?

Costco Wholesale's management team is headed by:

Richard Galanti - CFO
W. Craig Jelinek - PRE
Joseph Portera - EVP
Hamilton James - NEC
Charles Munger - IND
Paul Moulton - EVP
Susan Decker - IND
Jeffrey Raikes - IND
James Murphy - EVP
Timothy Rose - EVP
Ron Vachris - EVP
Kenneth Denman - IND
Russ Miller - EVP
James Klauer - EVP
Patrick Callans - EVP
Who are the major shareholders of Costco Wholesale?

Here are the top five shareholders of Costco Wholesale based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 8.59% (37.9m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.61% (20.3m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 4.17% (18.4m shares)
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Mutual Fund
Percentage owned: 2.82% (12.4m shares)
Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 2.7% (11.9m shares)
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