COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
221.67
-0.33 (-0.15%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close222.00
Open220.72
Bid215.00 x 800
Ask224.00 x 900
Day's Range218.77 - 222.11
52 Week Range150.06 - 225.48
Volume1,484,307
Avg. Volume1,947,200
Market Cap97.212B
Beta0.99
PE Ratio (TTM)32.46
EPS (TTM)6.83
Earnings DateOct 4, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.28 (1.02%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-05-10
1y Target Est225.77
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  • Barrons.com7 days ago

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  • GlobeNewswire8 days ago

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  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Costco Wholesale Corp.
    Markit8 days ago

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

    This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting COST. Over the last month, growth of ETFs holding COST is favorable, with net inflows of $17.99 billion.

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