COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
212.40
-1.19 (-0.56%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close213.59
Open213.00
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range210.82 - 215.53
52 Week Range175.79 - 245.16
Volume3,310,793
Avg. Volume2,618,527
Market Cap93.56B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.12
PE Ratio (TTM)28.82
EPS (TTM)7.37
Earnings DateMar 7, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.28 (1.08%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-11-08
1y Target Est236.83
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  • 3 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Power Through Market Turmoil
    InvestorPlace14 hours ago

    3 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Power Through Market Turmoil

    2018 ended with a bang between the good and bad sentiment trading on Wall Street. The final battle occurred around Christmas and finally investors were able to shake the malaise that had dominated trading for most of the year. All year long, the stock rally died a slow death by a thousand cuts. The stream of negative headlines was too much to overcome and investors were selling rallies. There were two dominant fears: The tariff war between the U.S. and China, and the fear of the Federal Reserve. But in December, U.S. Fed chairman Jerome Powell finally confirmed that they will not invert the yield curve on purpose. That alleviated half the fears on Wall Street. So the sell the rip mentality died and the buyers are back in control. This is not to say that is all green pastures from here. After all, we still have the tariff deal to work out. On that front, both sides are singing softer tunes. They sound intent on resolving the matter by the March deadline. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold For now and going into the earnings season, stocks can trade mostly on merit. Today I share three blue-chip stocks that are likely to do well in 2019. My mid-term thesis is still bullish on these S&P 500 stocks. There is too much good news now to let headline fears cripple stocks. In the long run, fundamentals will prevail over fear. ### Amazon (AMZN) Source: Shutterstock For decades Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has been the mother of all momentum stocks. This is a company that emerged out of nothing and crippled several industries. This is most evident with what it did to the brick-and-mortar retail industry. These stocks there are still reeling and have not yet figured out how to solve that riddle. The bullish thesis on Amazon stock is very simple: If the stock market is higher, then Amazon is leading the charge. AMZN has created and now dominates the cloud. This is a great cash cow that will feed any new growth to come. And it is constantly seeking new income streams so it will indeed have more home runs to follow. My bet is that voice control technology will play a big role in AMZN's next chapter. Alexa licensing income will probably be a huge contributor to the company's bottom line. Furthermore, they have over a hundred million subscribers each paying $119 per year for prime. This is also a giant contribution to their bottom line much like similar memberships benefit Costco (NASDAQ:COST). What all of this means is that AMZN is a blue-chip stock to own for the long-term. Even Warren Buffet may buy some shares eventually. The tricky part is that momentum stocks like Amazon rarely give a clear points of entry, so choosing the perfect time to buy this king among S&P 500 stocks means that you will never own it. Amazon's earnings are just around the corner and those can temporarily be binary. So I would prefer to own half a position going in and add to it thereafter. ### Facebook (FB) Source: Shutterstock There have been few blue-chip stocks that fell more out of favor than Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last year. Management had to justify its very existence in congressional hearings, after FB took the blame for a giant data breach in 2018. Facebook's management failed to mend the wound. The mistake management made was hiding the event when it happened and then not severely and publicly punishing those who actually did the wrongs. While the headline from that particular Cambridge Analytica incident is gone, the stigma lingers. So now all eyes are on FB, so it cannot afford to make another major mistake. Operationally Facebook is a marketing behemoth. Its reach stretches far beyond its own FB platform and advertisers are not likely to leave the company. In addition, FB also has several platforms that it has yet to monetize. I personally use WhatsApp and will probably pay for it it or would tolerate the ads if and when they come. Facebook has over a billion users engaged on its platforms every day for hours at a time. This is massive potential that is almost impossible to ruin. So this is merely an adjustment period. That is necessary and the company will come out of it better in the long run. The key perspective with FB stock is that it's a long-term investment and not just a trading vehicle. The stock has violently bounced off recent lows and it has been setting higher ones since the Christmas bottom. So going into the earnings FB stock has momentum on its side and the buyers are in control. I do worry about the expenses that management is incurring in order to appease public opinion. Management wants to make sure legislators see them fit to lead, so they don't come down hard on the industry with extreme litigious cuffs. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality This is one of the greatest names among other S&P 500 stocks and no one truely wants to cripple it. As such, we need to adjust our privacy expectations. There is no way to stop data breaches from happening, but companies have to put their best efforts forward on that front. I am realistic with my expectations on privacy, so I am aware that they already know too much about me, even though I never used the platform. But so does Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google and every other company I do business with electronically. Facebook is not evil, it just happens to be the most successful of all social media platforms. Once investors get over these moral difficulties, FB stock should get back on track. ### Nvidia (NVDA) Source: Shutterstock Our lives are completely dependent on technology now more than ever and this is a trend that is not going to reverse anytime soon. We have a few suppliers to power that tech. Semiconductor companies, especially chip providers, are at the heart of this trend. Unfortunately they are momentum stocks and that makes them hard to trade, so it is best to invest into a longer term thesis. On the way down, they seem like they're falling into an abyss and on the way up they seem perpetually ready to correct. And that's what happened to Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock. This was a company that everybody had to own when it was $290 a share. But when it fell to $120 last year, no one would touch it. The upside of a big NVDA stock fall is that the price-to-earnings ratio comes back to earth. At $156 per share, NVDA's P/E is now 20 and it is no longer bloated. NVDA has shed most of its froth, so in the long run Nvidia stock will recover a lot of the premium it had earned before the correction. This is a classic case of a stock loosing too much too soon. The company still has excellent chips in all the right areas, including gaming, artificial intelligence and autonomous driving. Since these trends are not going away anytime soon, neither is NVDA stock. Much like AMZN, if the markets in general are higher, then this will be one of the blue-chip stocks that will be higher. Add to that the fact that it is much less frothy than than its competitor Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), and it's no wonder that this is a solid S&P 500 stock to buy. Click here for a bonus video on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock. This is a wild one but there are clues. Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality Compare Brokers The post 3 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Power Through Market Turmoil appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Markit18 hours ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Costco Wholesale Corp.

    # Costco Wholesale Corp ### NASDAQ/NGS:COST View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for COST with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting COST. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $3.28 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold COST are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator. COST credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Barrons.com21 hours ago

    Podcast: A 90% Costco Membership Renewal Rate, and Two Other Numbers You Need to Know

    Consumer spending remains strong, and Costco’s business is almost entirely domestic. This form of debt is commonly known as junk bonds—it provides a higher interest rate because of its riskier status. The junk bond market has been quiet recently.

  • Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): How Much Money Comes Back To Investors?
    Simply Wall St.2 days ago

    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST): How Much Money Comes Back To Investors?

    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) shareholders, and potential investors, need to understand how much cash the business makes from its core operational activities, as well as how much is invested back Read More...

  • 5 Reasons to Not Renew (or Sign Up for) a Costco Membership
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    5 Reasons to Not Renew (or Sign Up for) a Costco Membership

    It seems like a good deal. For some of us it just isn't.

  • Streaming Video Is Too Expensive for Walmart, but Not for Costco
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Streaming Video Is Too Expensive for Walmart, but Not for Costco

    Walmart is abandoning plans to offer a premium streaming video subscription service.

  • Benzinga4 days ago

    Barron's Picks And Pans: Barrick Gold, Costco, Disney, GE And More

    This weekend's Barron's cover story features the top picks from the 2019 Barron's Roundtable. Other featured articles offer bargain gold mining stocks and how to play the life sciences boom. Also, the ...

  • Don't Be Fooled: Blue Apron Is Still in Trouble
    Motley Fool5 days ago

    Don't Be Fooled: Blue Apron Is Still in Trouble

    The meal kit maker is still ignoring its biggest problems.

  • Netflix Now Has One Less Streaming Rival To Worry About For A Change
    Investor's Business Daily5 days ago

    Netflix Now Has One Less Streaming Rival To Worry About For A Change

    Walmart reportedly dumped plans to launch a new streaming service that was in the works, presenting one less rival for Netflix.

  • Costco (COST) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know
    Zacks5 days ago

    Costco (COST) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

    Costco (COST) closed the most recent trading day at $211.46, moving +0.61% from the previous trading session.

  • TheStreet.com6 days ago

    The Charts of Costco Are Looking Weaker With a Quantitative Downgrade

    In this daily bar chart of COST, below, we can see a rally from early April to a zenith in early September. The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line shows a peak in early November and its decline tells me that sellers of COST have been more aggressive. In this weekly bar chart of COST, below, we can see that prices are below the still rising 40-week moving average line.

  • Markit6 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Costco Wholesale Corp.

    # Costco Wholesale Corp ### NASDAQ/NGS:COST View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for COST with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting COST. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $12.26 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold COST are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator. COST credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Here's Why Costco Scored Decent Numbers in Holiday Season
    Zacks6 days ago

    Here's Why Costco Scored Decent Numbers in Holiday Season

    These factors have certainly aided Costco (COST) to rapidly adapt to the evolving retail ecosystem and sustaining impressive comparable sales run during the holiday season.

  • Barrons.com6 days ago

    Costco Stock Might Be a Good Buy After 2018’s Pullback

    The retail club’s shares have slumped since September, but sales have grown nicely and its bond with members is as strong as ever. The stock could jump more than 15%.

  • Motley Fool6 days ago

    What the Holiday Sales Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Retail

    Consumers were whipping out their credit cards more, but long term, is that going to be enough to let traditional chains prosper?

  • Motley Fool6 days ago

    How Costco Crushed It in 2018

    The warehouse retailer set some impressive records last year, but even more growth is on the way.

  • How These 3 Discount Retailers Fared The Holiday Season
    Zacks7 days ago

    How These 3 Discount Retailers Fared The Holiday Season

    A robust consumer environment on account of strong job picture, higher disposable income and improved consumer confidence worked in favor of retailers.

  • Markit8 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Costco Wholesale Corp.

    # Costco Wholesale Corp ### NASDAQ/NGS:COST View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is neutral * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for COST with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting COST. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold COST had net inflows of $16.45 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Positive According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Neutral The current level displays a neutral indicator. COST credit default swap spreads are near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Top Consumer Staples Stocks for 2018
    Investopedia9 days ago

    Top Consumer Staples Stocks for 2018

    Consumer staples stocks faced several headwinds this year, from increased commodity costs to a hiking of interest rates by the Fed. The end result was that the sector - which is a refuge during times of volatility - is down from the start of this year.

  • Kirkland does big business for Costco
    American City Business Journals9 days ago

    Kirkland does big business for Costco

    Costco’s Kirkland Signature products brought in more than $39 billion in 2018, making up almost a third of all Costco sales.

  • What’s the Expected Upside in Target Stock?
    Market Realist9 days ago

    What’s the Expected Upside in Target Stock?

    Target Shone during the Holidays—Why Didn't Its Stock? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Ratings and target price The majority of Wall Street analysts maintain neutral outlooks on Target (TGT) stock. Analysts expect Target to benefit from increased consumer spending. Its comps are likely to sustain momentum in the coming quarters driven by growth in its traffic. Target’s investments in price, expanded digital offerings, store remodelings, the opening of small-format stores, and exclusive brand launches are expected to support its top line growth. However, pressure on its margins is expected to hurt its stock. Among the 26 analysts providing ratings on Target stock, 16 have given it “holds,” nine have given it “buys,” and one has given it a “sell.” Analysts have a consensus target price of $82.12 per share on TGT stock, which implies a potential upside of 20.3% based on its closing price of $68.29 on January 10. ## What Wall Street recommends for TGT’s peers The majority of analysts have favorable outlooks on Costco (COST) stock. Costco continues to generate strong sales and earnings growth and outperform its peers. Among the 28 analysts following COST, 17 have given it “buy” ratings, and 11 have given it “holds.” Analysts maintain a consensus target price of $237.70 on the stock, which indicates a potential upside of 12.8%. Meanwhile, of the analysts covering Walmart (WMT) stock, 18 have given it “holds,” and 14 have given it “buys.” Analysts have a consensus target price of $106.81 on WMT, which indicates a potential upside of 12.5% based on its closing price of $94.96 on January 10. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Target Shone during the Holidays—Why Didn’t Its Stock? * Part 2 - What’s in the Offing for Target Stock? * Part 3 - Why Target’s Digital Sales Could Grow at a Healthy Rate

  • Benzinga9 days ago

    Analysts ID Retail Winners, Losers From Holiday Sales Numbers

    Retail stocks are off to a hot start to 2019 despite mixed holiday sales numbers. Several Wall Street analysts weighed in on retail sales numbers from top stocks. Here’s a sampling of what they said.  ...

  • Costco (COST) Down 7.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
    Zacks11 days ago

    Costco (COST) Down 7.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

    Costco (COST) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • Costco (COST) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
    Zacks11 days ago

    Costco (COST) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

    In the latest trading session, Costco (COST) closed at $210.51, marking a -0.06% move from the previous day.

  • Hungry? Costco is selling a 27lb. bucket of Mac and Cheese
    Yahoo Finance Video11 days ago

    Hungry? Costco is selling a 27lb. bucket of Mac and Cheese

    Depending on how much you like cheese, this product could be an appropriate size. Costco is now selling a 27 lb. bucket of mac and cheese with a shelf life of 20 years. Yahoo Finance's Jen Rogers, Myles Udland and Zack Guzman discuss.