Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $558.62

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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $558.62 52-week high $571.16
Prev. close $558.59 52-week low $447.90
Day low $554.74 Volume 1,313,300
Day high $561.27 Avg. volume 1,781,931
50-day MA $553.99 Dividend yield 0.74%
200-day MA $511.30 Market Cap 247.52B

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  • COST scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 85.07% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for COST is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • COST's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 28.91% of US stocks).

COST Stock Summary

  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP's market capitalization of $247,538,310,002 is ahead of 99.38% of US-listed equities.
  • COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 96.2% of US listed stocks.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 647.64, COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 95.19% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP are KO, PEP, BAC, CMCSA, and ACN.
  • COST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP's official web site, go to

COST Valuation Summary

  • COST's price/sales ratio is 1.1; this is 22.22% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • COST's price/sales ratio has moved up 0.8 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for COST.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
COST 2023-09-22 1.1 10.5 41.3 29.8
COST 2023-09-21 1.0 10.4 41.0 29.6
COST 2023-09-20 1.1 10.6 41.6 30.1
COST 2023-09-19 1.1 10.6 41.7 30.1
COST 2023-09-18 1.1 10.6 41.6 30.1
COST 2023-09-15 1.0 10.5 41.1 29.7

COST Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 68.82%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at 42.78%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 68.82%.
Over the past 34 months, COST's revenue has gone up $72,678,000,000.

The table below shows COST's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 231,028 6,744 5,884
2022-09-30 226,954 7,392 5,844
2022-06-30 217,538 7,826 5,646
2022-03-31 210,219 9,932 5,513
2021-12-31 203,084 9,569 5,165
2021-09-30 195,929 8,958 5,007

COST's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • COST has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 75.14% of graded US stocks.
  • COST's asset turnover comes in at 3.383 -- ranking 7th of 165 Retail stocks.
  • ULTA, CATO, and HVT are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with COST.

The table below shows COST's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-08-29 3.383 0.129 0.242
2021-05-09 3.275 0.130 0.227
2021-02-14 3.212 0.131 0.209
2020-11-22 3.198 0.132 0.214
2020-08-30 3.215 0.131 0.199
2020-05-10 3.261 0.131 0.199

COST Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of COST, see our COST price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $449.24 Average Broker Recommendation 1.6 (Moderate Buy)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Company Bio

Costco Wholesale operates membership warehouses, offering branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers,; and engages in the travel business. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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Latest COST News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate COST as an investment opportunity.

6 Best Clothing Deals at Costco This September

The first day of fall is only a few weeks away and Costco shoppers can start shopping now for clothes perfect for the cooler temperatures. From jackets to pants, Costco members can score deals all...

Yahoo | September 23, 2023

Costco vs. Sam's Club: Which Is Better for Halloween Shopping?

Halloween hit the warehouse stores early this year. But is it still there? Here's the scoop on which warehouse club is still sporting spooky supplies.

Yahoo | September 23, 2023

7 Affordable Costco Halloween Items To Buy Now

The last thing you want to do this Halloween season is be scared by your receipt when you go shopping. One way to avoid that is to shop at Costco. From bulk packages of candy to a variety of costumes,...

Yahoo | September 23, 2023

5 Costco Deals That Pay For Your Membership

Shoppers who haven't yet embraced the beauty of Costco savings often balk at the membership cost of $60 per year for a Gold membership or $120 for an Executive membership, which pays 2% back on most...

Yahoo | September 23, 2023

9 Free Perks of a Costco Membership in 2023 — Are You Taking Advantage?

From Gen Z to boomers, everyone seems to love Costco lately. You already know the cult favorites not to miss. But are you missing out on some free perks you didn't know about? Here are a few of the...

Yahoo | September 23, 2023

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COST Price Returns

1-mo 4.61%
3-mo 5.04%
6-mo 14.11%
1-year 17.18%
3-year 66.67%
5-year 148.61%
YTD 23.07%
2022 -19.05%
2021 51.82%
2020 29.28%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%

COST Dividends

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Continue Researching COST

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