|Bid||292.40 x 1000|
|Ask||292.40 x 1100|
|Day's Range||289.10 - 295.00|
|52 Week Range||189.51 - 307.34|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||34.63|
|Earnings Date||Mar 5, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.60 (0.87%)|
|1y Target Est||305.17|
Is Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) a good dividend stock? How can we tell? Dividend paying companies with...
“It was unfortunate,” Richard Galanti, Costco’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, said during a conference call with shareholders Thursday.
After a hiccup caused Loomis to pull back a new draft environmental impact report for a new Costco within days of its release, the document is scheduled to be released again next week.
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Costco Wholesale Corp. shares slid 1.9% Friday, as analysts weighing in on the company's latest quarterly earnings said they were solid but not stellar. "We would say that COST delivered a strong quarter by most retailers' measures, but by Costco's standards was somewhat average," wrote Instinet analyst Michael Baker, who rates the stock as neutral. "While in no way a negative catalyst with the stock trading at ~34.5x FY20 consensus EPS, we think that the market would want more of a beat to get the stock appreciably higher from here, especially with a tougher profit comparison ahead in 2Q." JPMorgan said the stock remains a core long-term holding in its view, as it continues to capture market share from peers and other retailers, while its food business in the U.S. and internationally remains robust. "Moreover, we still see the high probability of a special dividend given COST ended 1Q with $9B in cash," analyst Christopher Horvers wrote in a note. Costco shares have gained 43% in 2019, while the S&P 500 has gained 26%.
Retail giant (COST) beat Wall Street estimates—by a lot. Costco (ticker: COST) might just be a victim of its own success. Wall Street was looking for earnings of $1.71 a share from about $36.4 billion in net sales.
The major stock indexes were modestly higher in morning trade after taking an early hit from President Trump's latest tweet on the U.S.-China trade deal.
Costco's (COST) comparable sales are hurt by one-half percent, owing to Thanksgiving happening a week later this year compared with the prior year.
Stocks are ripping higher on Friday the 13th. Boris Johnson won a majority of seats in Britain’s parliamentary election, clearing the way for a Brexit deal. What’s more, U.S. and Chinese trade officials are inching closer to a phase-one trade deal.
Dow Jones futures slashed gains after China trade deal buzz sent the stock market to record highs. Adobe signaled a breakout on earnings. Broadcom, Costco, Oracle moved on results too.
Shares of Costco Wholesale were trading lower Friday, down about 1.5% in a mixed trading session. Friday's trading session for the broader market has been choppy so far but that's not what's weighing on Costco, at least not as much as the company's quarterly results. On the plus side, the recent report and mixed reaction does make Costco a worthy selection for Real Money's Stock of the Day.
Costco's earnings report to end the week didn't excite me. Don't get me wrong, the numbers were good, but after a 46% run year-to-date, they weren't exciting. The company produced earnings per share of $1.
Stocks ended slightly higher Friday after officials in Washington and Beijing said major progress was made in trade negotiations.
Did China just give the markets an early Christmas present? Jim Cramer and ActionAlertsPLUS.com research analyst Zev Fima are breaking down what's moving the markets higher, including the pending trade deal with China, Costco earnings and the FTC's Facebook injunction. The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P surged on a press conference from China which reported that major progress has been made in a phase one trade deal between the U.S. and China and tariffs will be rolled back in phases.
Costco's mixed first quarter earnings highlighted by weakening online sales, marking a stark contrast to big retail rivals who are growing digital offerings in order to drive profit growth.
U.S. stock futures rise as investors cheer the possibility of a near-term trade agreement between the U.S. and China and the victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in the U.K. elections; Oracle slips after posting mixed earnings and saying it has no plans to name a co-CEO; FTC could seek injunction against Facebook.
Costco (COST) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 1.76% and -0.78%, respectively, for the quarter ended November 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Costco reported mixed fiscal Q1 results late Thursday in the discounter's first full quarter of results since its first China store opened.
Costco Wholesale Corp. increased revenue despite going against a tough comparison with the year before, but not as much as analysts expected, according to a Thursday afternoon earnings report. The retailer reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $844 million, or $1.90 a share, on sales of $36.24 billion, up from profit of $1.73 a share on revenue of $34.31 billion a year ago. That growth came despite a later Thanksgiving holiday this year, which pushed early holiday sales to the next quarter - Costco said that the later holiday shaved a half-percent off its sales this year, and 12 percentage points off e-commerce sales. Analysts on average expected Costco to report earnings of $1.73 a share on sales of $39.9 billion, according to FactSet. Costco shares dipped about 0.6% in after-hours trading immediately following release of the results. The stock closed Thursday's session up 0.7% at $297.34, and has gained 46% so far this year, as the S&P 500 index has gained 25.3%.
ISSAQUAH, Wash., Dec. 12, 2019 -- Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: COST) today announced its operating results for the first quarter (twelve.
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