Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)

COST (NASDAQ:Specialty Stores) EQUITY
neg -3.44
Today's Range: 187.63 - 191.48 | COST Avg Daily Volume: 2,750,700
Last Update: 02/20/18 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 2,200,348
YTD Performance: 2.92%
Open: $189.87
Previous Close: $191.56
52 Week Range: $150.00 - $199.88
Oustanding Shares: 439,106,000
Market Cap: 79,504,531,250
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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 13 14 14 12
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 4 5 5 5
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.50 1.55 1.55 1.61
Latest Dividend: 0.50
Latest Dividend Yield: 1.04%
Dividend Ex-Date: 02/15/18
Price Earnings Ratio: 34.58
Price Earnings Comparisons:
COST Sector Avg. S&P 500
34.58 30.44 22.50
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.04% 9.00% 30.22%
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 (02/18) Qtr (05/18) FY (08/18) FY (08/19)
Average Estimate $1.45 $1.65 $6.71 $7.38
Number of Analysts 12 10 11 12
High Estimate $1.59 $1.76 $7.00 $7.80
Low Estimate $1.38 $1.55 $6.49 $7.05
Prior Year $1.17 $1.40 $5.82 $6.71
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 23.58% 18.07% 15.35% 9.95%
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In this tape, weakness may just be a sign of rest and better times to come.
Prices have dropped sharply in recent days so let's go shopping again.
There have definitely been sell setups on my intraday charts.
The Dow dropped more than 2.5% Friday.
Stocks of companies that go hand and hand with an economic expansion just won't quit.
In every instance here, it's been worth it.
The charts of American Express and IBM both look intriguing after their quarterly results.

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