|Bid||225.37 x 800|
|Ask||225.97 x 1400|
|Day's Range||222.15 - 225.88|
|52 Week Range||150.06 - 225.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||33.05|
|Earnings Date||Oct 4, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.28 (1.02%)|
|1y Target Est||227.23|
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (COST) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of 57 cents per share. The quarterly dividend is payable September 14, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2018. Costco currently operates 758 warehouses, including 527 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 99 in Canada, 38 in Mexico, 28 in the United Kingdom, 26 in Japan, 14 in Korea, 13 in Taiwan, nine in Australia, two in Spain, one in Iceland, and one in France.
Let's check our charts again today. In this updated daily bar chart of COST, below, we can see that COST is still above the rising 50-day and 200-day moving averages. The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been stalled recently and suggests a balance between buyers and sellers.
American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, still outpacing millennials, with the first wave of boomers already entering retirement. And boomers like to shop. In particular, they like to shop at Costco. More older shoppers prefer the warehouse club over popular retailers such as Walmart and Target, and boomers are more likely than millennials to renew their Costco memberships. So it makes perfect sense that Costco caters to retirees and near-retirees, despite the stereotype that it only sells bulk items that are too much for an empty nest. As a boomer and regular Costco shopper, I already knew this from personal experience, but recent research trips to my local warehouse clubs revealed even more deals aimed at the mature market that I hadn't noticed before. Here are a dozen things I found that uniquely appeal to retirees. Check them out. See Also: Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco
Is Wall Street Underestimating Walmart despite Robust Q2? Walmart (WMT) reported net sales of $128 billion in its fiscal second quarter of 2019. Improved performance across all business segments, especially in its US business, drove the company’s top-line growth in the reported quarter.
Amid the selling on Wednesday and even as financials struggled, Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) did pretty well. While Capital One stock closed lower by 55 basis points, it was able to bounce hard off its lows and hold its ground into the close.
In the second quarter, Walmart (WMT) topped analysts’ expectations for both sales and earnings. It reported robust numbers across all business verticals.
Is Wall Street Underestimating Walmart despite Robust Q2? Consensus target price: Does it make WMT stock unappealing? Walmart stock (WMT) rose 9.3% on August 16 after the company reported stronger-than-expected fiscal Q2 2019 earnings.
CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks that investors shouldn't be too quick to write off Senator Elizabeth Warren's ideas as bad for business. While Senator Elizabeth Warren's economic policies are known to spark divisive reactions, CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks that investors shouldn't be too quick to write off her ideas. On Wednesday, the Democratic Senator from Massachusetts sat down with Cramer to discuss her new bill called the Accountable Capitalism Act.
Believe it or not, despite recent headlines and volatility, the bull market in U.S. stocks is still alive and well. Calendar 2018 has been fairly bumpy relative to prior years, thanks to global inflation, trade and debt risks. In the big picture, the bull market for stocks is still in tact.
Walmart (WMT) shares rose ~11% during the pre-market session on August 16. Walmart crushed analysts’ expectations on the sales and earnings front and recorded strong comps growth in its US business—the highest level in more than ten years. Walmart’s digital initiatives paid off.
Most of the analysts covering Target (TGT) stock continue to have a neutral outlook. Target started fiscal 2018 on a strong note. Its top line sustained growth momentum, while traffic was at a record high. Also, Target’s bottom line returned to growth during the first quarter.
Amazon (AMZN) has launched a curbside pickup service for customers who shop online for groceries at its Whole Foods stores. The service is available to Amazon Prime subscribers and is initially rolling out in Sacramento, California, and Virginia Beach, Virginia. Amazon’s curbside pickup service lets customers collect their orders from a Whole Foods store of their choice without leaving the car.
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) reports earnings before the bell on Thursday and among the top things investors should be looking at are the valuations on Walmart stock. As a result, Walmart stock has moved higher in recent years. Because Walmart now trades at a higher valuation, the earnings report will likely not bring any news that would make Walmart stock a buy.
Target (TGT) impressed investors with its first-quarter bottom-line performance. The company’s EPS returned to the growth trajectory after seeing declines over the past several quarters. Moreover, analysts expect Target to sustain growth momentum and mark double-digit growth during the fiscal second quarter, which is encouraging.
Target’s (TGT) profit margins are one area where the company has failed to impress investors recently. Higher digital fulfillment costs related to growing e-commerce sales are taking a toll on margins. Plus, price investments to remain competitive further subdued margins.
Looking at the sector performance YTD (year-to-date), the consumer discretionary sector has performed better than the consumer staples sector and the S&P 500 Index. The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index (14.2%) has outperformed the S&P 500 Index (5.9%) and the S&P 500 Consumer Staples Index (loss of 7.0%) on a YTD basis.
Target (TGT) is scheduled to announce its fiscal second-quarter results on Wednesday, August 22. Analysts’ estimates for the second quarter also portray a healthy picture, as analysts expect Target’s sales and earnings to mark both YoY (year-over-year) and sequential improvements. Target’s turnaround strategies are working.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2018 / Rite Aid made big headlines yesterday after it was revealed that the drug store chain has called off its merger with Albertsons. Shares of Costco also went into the red. Rite Aid Corporation shares closed down 11.49% yesterday on significant trading volume of almost 103 million shares.
Most of the analysts covering Costco (COST) continue to maintain a “buy” rating on the stock. Costco’s underlying business remains strong, which is reflected through its industry-leading sales growth. Costco’s improved traffic and transaction size due to value offerings, square footage expansion, and high membership renewal rates are driving the company’s sales.
The stock market was broadly higher Thursday, as the major indexes neared their record highs. IPO stock Roku broke out past a buy point.