COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
199.62
+0.66 (+0.33%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close198.96
Open199.60
Bid199.50 x 1200
Ask201.44 x 2200
Day's Range199.09 - 201.34
52 Week Range150.00 - 201.35
Volume1,045,335
Avg. Volume2,237,312
Market Cap87.597B
Beta1.06
PE Ratio (TTM)29.75
EPS (TTM)6.71
Earnings DateMay 31, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield2.28 (1.14%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-05-10
1y Target Est210.13
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
  • What Affected Walmart’s Sam’s Club in the First Quarter?
    Market Realist55 minutes ago

    What Affected Walmart’s Sam’s Club in the First Quarter?

    Sales at Walmart’s (WMT) Sam’s Club fell 4.1% (ex-fuel) to $12.4 billion. The closure of 63 Sam’s Clubs and the decision to remove tobacco from certain clubs negatively impacted the top line for Sam’s Club. However, comps remained strong and grew 3.8%, reflecting strong traffic in the fresh category. The club pickup and the direct-to-home business continued to drive sales and premium membership rates. E-commerce sales improved 25.0% during the first quarter.

  • American City Business Journals19 hours ago

    General Electric drops again on Fortune 500 list

    In all, 12 Massachusetts-based companies made the Fortune 500, one fewer than last year.

  • Investopedia22 hours ago

    Retailers Could Hit New Highs

    It spent nearly two years carving support at the 200-day exponential moving average (EMA) in the $30s, finally turning higher in November 2017, and has now posted a higher low at the 50-day EMA. This bullish action sets the stage for testing at major resistance between $49 and $52. Rallies failed at the bottom of that resistance zone in 2015, 2016 and January 2018, so bears are likely to force another reversal, using weakness near the round number $50 and the 2015 high at $51.25 to reload positions.

  • What Drove Q1 Sales in Walmart’s US Business?
    Market Realist23 hours ago

    What Drove Q1 Sales in Walmart’s US Business?

    Walmart’s (WMT) US business sustained its sales momentum in the first quarter and reported healthy growth. Including the first quarter, Walmart’s US business has now recorded 15 consecutive quarters wherein comps marked a YoY (year-over-year) improvement. During fiscal Q1 2019, Walmart’s US segment sales increased 3.1% to $77.7 billion, reflecting a 2.1% increase in comps.

  • What’s behind Walmart’s Q1 Sales Beat?
    Market Realistyesterday

    What’s behind Walmart’s Q1 Sales Beat?

    Walmart (WMT) reported net sales of $122.7 billion in fiscal Q1 2019, which exceeded analysts’ expectations of $120.5 billion and increased 4.4% YoY (year-over-year). Continued strength in its US business and healthy sales in the international segment drove the top-line growth in the first quarter. Walmart’s value pricing and acceleration in e-commerce sales continue to support its top line.

  • Blue Apron Partners With Costco, but That Doesn't Make Its Stock a Buy
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Blue Apron Partners With Costco, but That Doesn't Make Its Stock a Buy

    It's an interesting move to bolster the business, but there are bigger forces at play.

  • Walmart’s Digital Push Paid Off: Growth Accelerated in Q1
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Walmart’s Digital Push Paid Off: Growth Accelerated in Q1

    Walmart’s (WMT) e-commerce sales were the key catalyst behind its stellar stock performance in 2017, which is why investors dumped Walmart stock soon after the company reported a deceleration in its digital sales in fiscal Q4 2018. Walmart’s e-commerce sales jumped 33.0% in fiscal Q1 2019, reflecting strong sequential growth. Walmart stood by its earlier guidance and expects its e-commerce business to record 40.0% growth in fiscal 2019.

  • Walmart Beat Q1 Earnings Estimates, but It Wasn’t Enough
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Walmart Beat Q1 Earnings Estimates, but It Wasn’t Enough

    Walmart (WMT) sustained the growth momentum in its EPS and reported better-than-expected bottom-line results. Walmart’s first quarter adjusted EPS of $1.14 came in ahead of analyst expectations of $1.12 and saw YoY (year-over-year) growth of 14.0%. The graph below shows that Walmart exceeded analysts’ expectations in the past five quarters despite significant pressure on profitability from investments in growth initiatives.

  • Why Walmart Stock Fell despite Many Positives in First Quarter
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Why Walmart Stock Fell despite Many Positives in First Quarter

    Walmart (WMT) reported better-than-expected fiscal Q1 2019 results (the quarter ended April 30, 2018) on May 17. Walmart’s top-line and bottom-line results came in ahead of analysts’ expectations and saw YoY (year-over-year) improvement. The company saw continued strength in its US business, its largest business segment by sales and profitability.

  • A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation
    InvestorPlace4 days ago

    A Cost-Saving Breakout Strategy for Costco Wholesale Corporation

    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is known for the kind of price cuts consumers love to shop for. Now and with COST stock breaking out to fresh all-time highs, that narrative of fear has been replaced by more cheerful sales data pointing to a company not so easily torpedoed by Amazon’s ever-growing reach and dominant market position. Will the good times for Costco investors continue?

  • ACCESSWIRE4 days ago

    Free Daily Technical Summary Reports on Dollar General and Three Other Discount, Variety Stores Stocks

    Ahead of today's trading session, WallStEquities.com scans Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG), Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE: BURL), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), and Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG). On Thursday, shares in Columbus, Ohio headquartered Big Lots Inc. recorded a trading volume of 897,235 shares.

  • Amazon Needs More Whole Foods Stores
    Motley Fool4 days ago

    Amazon Needs More Whole Foods Stores

    It's the only way the company can take full advantage of the blockbuster acquisition.

  • TheStreet.com5 days ago

    3 Must Reads on the Market From TheStreet's Top Columnists

    Also today is the trade summit in Washington, led by China Vice Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, as they look for an agreement over tariffs. TheStreet's Jim Cramer asks: "Is there any value to a homebuilder in a rising rate environment? It's almost as if it is one-for-one, every 100 basis points rise in the ten year's interest rate is a couple of percentage point fall in the stock prices of these companies," says Cramer.

  • TheStreet.com5 days ago

    Costco Looks Good for Income Investors as Consumers Become More Frugal

    Rising U.S. gasoline prices and rising interest rates seem poised to sap consumer disposable income, meaning that many Americans will soon have to look for ways to stretch their budgets. The company has also been gaining consumer wallet share in a big way over the past several months. For example, same-store sales rose 7.9% year over year during April alone (excluding the impact of foreign exchange and rising gas prices).

  • Target’s First-Quarter Earnings Could Mark Double-Digit Growth
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Target’s First-Quarter Earnings Could Mark Double-Digit Growth

    Target (TGT) is set to announce its fiscal first-quarter earnings on May 23. Analysts expect Target’s adjusted earnings to return to growth and register an increase of 14.9% on a YoY basis. Notably, Target registered a YoY decline in its EPS in the past several quarters, as you can see in the following graph.

  • Will Target’s Margins Take a Hit? Management Doesn’t Think So
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Will Target’s Margins Take a Hit? Management Doesn’t Think So

    As we discussed previously, mass merchandisers’ margins remained subdued due to their investments in growth measures. Target (TGT), Walmart (WMT), and Costco (COST) saw their margins decline. Investments in price to drive shoppers and costs associated with digital fulfillment are taking a toll on companies’ profitability.

  • Target Is Closing the Price Gap with Amazon and Walmart
    Market Realist5 days ago

    Target Is Closing the Price Gap with Amazon and Walmart

    Along with fast delivery and convenient shopping, another key advantage that Amazon (AMZN) holds over retailers is its low pricing. Amazon’s pricing advantage and scale have put many small retailers out of business. Large retailers are forced to invest in the price to drive traffic and stay relevant with consumers.

  • Trade of the Day: Costco Wholesale Corporation Leads the Breakout
    InvestorPlace5 days ago

    Trade of the Day: Costco Wholesale Corporation Leads the Breakout

    Shares of wholesale retailer Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), too, saw a nice lift on Wednesday — one that now has it flirting with a breakout on its charts. Active investors and traders could look to trade COST stock higher if it can overcome this well-defined line on the charts. As such, it is crucial to be aware when major retailers report their earnings reports as well as when the retail sales numbers for the group hits the news wires.

  • Barrons.com6 days ago

    Retail Roundup: Amazon Alternatives, Urban Outfitters Renewal, Costco in France

    "It's hard not to own Amazon if you want exposure to retail," Randy Hare, director of equity research at Huntington Private Bank, tells Barron's, "but the benefit of owning it is greater than its retail [operations]." He cites Amazon Web Services, its cloud division, along with advertising, fast-growing parts of its business that "help fuel the pressure it can put on other retailers."  The biggest worry for the stock is from Washington, but Hare doesn't see anything happening on that front near term. The move also provides some insulation if there are any pricing concerns with the post office or other transportation partners "who it does work well with." In addition, Hare notes that Amazon's willing to collect tax on third-party sales, and already collects sales tax on its own items in all 45 states that require it.

  • What Analysts Recommend for Target Stock before 1Q18
    Market Realist6 days ago

    What Analysts Recommend for Target Stock before 1Q18

    Target (TGT) has been witnessing an improving sales trend, which has led analysts to raise their target prices on the stock (see the graph below). Also, Target’s exclusive brand launches, store remodeling, and value pricing bode well with consumers and are expected to drive its sales in the coming quarters. Analysts are maintaining a price target of $75.87 on the stock, which represents an upside of 4.1% to its closing price of $72.90 on May 14.

  • InvestorPlace6 days ago

    Flipkart Gutted Walmart Inc Stock and That’s Only the Beginning

    A rough stretch for Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) has turned worse of late. A 3%+ drop following last week’s announcement that the company had acquired Indian e-commerce provider Flipkart sent Walmart stock to a seven-month low. The driver of the decline, which has almost totally wiped out a 40% run in Walmart stock that started last October, has been weakening sentiment toward the company’s e-commerce business.

  • InvestorPlace7 days ago

    Walmart Inc’s Flipkart Deal Should Be a Home Run

    Last week’s developments with Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) and Flipkart offer a large and tangible demonstration of an important point as we evaluate retail stocks in 2018. Walmart stock dropped almost 5% last Wednesday following news that it would be taking a majority stake in India’s Flipkart. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was also said to be interested in bidding for a large stake in the company. Walmart is currently present in India with its Best Price stores.

  • Could Target’s Profitability Improve in Fiscal 1Q18?
    Market Realist7 days ago

    Could Target’s Profitability Improve in Fiscal 1Q18?

    Target (TGT) is expected to announce its fiscal 1Q18 results on Wednesday, May 23. Target’s top line is expected to benefit from its merchandising initiatives, including the launch of exclusive Only-at-Target brands. Store remodeling and value pricing should further support sales growth.

  • Starbucks: Here’s how many more stores it wants to add in China
    Yahoo Finance Video6 days ago

    Starbucks: Here’s how many more stores it wants to add in China

    Starbucks has big plans for China. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Melody Hahm, and Ethan Wolff-Mann discuss how the company will market coffee to a tea-loving country.