Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)

COST (NASDAQ:Specialty Stores) EQUITY
pos +2.20
Today's Range: 208.00 - 211.11 | COST Avg Daily Volume: 2,043,000
Last Update: 06/21/18 - 2:19 PM EDT
Volume: 1,106,392
YTD Performance: 11.75%
Open: $208.17
Previous Close: $207.98
52 Week Range: $150.00 - $208.59
Oustanding Shares: 438,542,000
Market Cap: 91,010,617,188
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for COST
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 15 14 13 13
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 3 3 3 4
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.40 1.42 1.44 1.53
Latest Dividend: 0.57
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.10%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/10/18
Price Earnings Ratio: 34.13
Price Earnings Comparisons:
COST Sector Avg. S&P 500
34.13 30.24 20.10
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
11.01% 27.67% 48.24%
Revenue 8.68 0.10 0.05
Net Income 13.99 0.30 0.09
EPS 14.07 0.30 0.09
Earnings for COST:
Revenue 129.03B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (08/18) Qtr (11/18) FY (08/18) FY (08/19)
Average Estimate $2.29 $1.60 $6.76 $7.66
Number of Analysts 12 5 5 13
High Estimate $2.34 $1.65 $6.81 $8.05
Low Estimate $2.18 $1.54 $6.65 $7.40
Prior Year $2.08 $1.36 $5.82 $6.76
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 10.10% 17.79% 16.12% 13.42%
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