Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST)

COST (NASDAQ:Specialty Stores) EQUITY
$233.87
pos +0.02
+0.01%
Today's Range: 232.32 - 235.00 | COST Avg Daily Volume: 1,845,800
Last Update: 09/20/18 - 2:21 PM EDT
Volume: 967,933
YTD Performance: 25.64%
Open: $234.60
Previous Close: $233.85
52 Week Range: $154.11 - $245.16
Oustanding Shares: 438,542,000
Market Cap: 102,772,320,313
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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 15
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 5 3 4 3
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.60 1.42 1.50 1.40
Latest Dividend: 0.57
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.97%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/30/18
Price Earnings Ratio: 38.54
Price Earnings Comparisons:
COST Sector Avg. S&P 500
38.54 34.02 20.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.68% 44.75% 64.90%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
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:
EBITDA 5.56B
Revenue 129.03B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (08/18) Qtr (11/18) FY (08/18) FY (08/19)
Average Estimate $2.34 $1.63 $6.80 $7.72
Number of Analysts 11 7 5 12
High Estimate $2.42 $1.65 $6.90 $8.05
Low Estimate $2.18 $1.57 $6.65 $7.40
Prior Year $2.08 $1.36 $5.82 $6.80
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 12.33% 19.64% 16.87% 13.53%
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