Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Today's Latest Price: $340.91 USD

2.40 (-0.70%)

Updated Aug 7 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 18 in Grocery/Big Box Retailers

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COST Stock Summary

  • COST has a higher market value than 98.92% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $150,025,341,761.
  • Costco Wholesale Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 96.54% of US listed stocks.
  • The volatility of Costco Wholesale Corp's share price is greater than that of only 0.23% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Costco Wholesale Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be KFRC, ROK, HBB, CROX, and MOH.
  • COST's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Costco Wholesale Corp's official web site, go to
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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $340.91 52-week high $345.12
Prev. close $343.31 52-week low $268.00
Day low $339.63 Volume 1,759,041
Day high $344.73 Avg. volume 3,089,966
50-day MA $315.33 Dividend yield 0.82%
200-day MA $305.34 Market Cap 150.52B

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.

COST Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$340.91$142.92 -58%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Costco Wholesale Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Costco Wholesale Corp ranked in the 28th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Costco Wholesale Corp, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 33.05; that's higher than 91.39% of US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 7% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than merely 18.38% of the free cash flow producing stocks we're observing.
  • COST's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than 41.7% of tickers in our DCF set.

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TPB, EL, OLLI, PG, and CLX can be thought of as valuation peers to COST, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Defensive sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A US$0.70 Dividend

It looks like Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is about to go ex-dividend in the next 3 days. Ex-dividend...

Yahoo | July 26, 2020

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Yahoo | July 23, 2020

Better Buy: Costco vs. TJX Companies

Operating as a membership-based warehouse retailer, Costco has a loyal customer base that keeps returning for its rock-bottom prices and unique product selection. Off-price leader TJX, the parent of TJ Maxx, Marshall's, and Home Goods, is also known for its bargain prices on apparel and home goods, as well as its frequently-rotating inventory, which creates a so-called treasure-hunt experience, meaning shoppers will never find the same assortment twice. Costco and TJX's approaches have made each company relatively protected from e-commerce competitors like Amazon, and they continue to open new stores.

Yahoo | July 22, 2020

Jim Cramer: Let's Unmask the Anti-Mask Folks as Truly Un-American

Even the president has switched sides on this issue that could help flatten the curve and help get the economy rolling again.

Yahoo | July 21, 2020

Costco's (COST) Sturdy Comps, Price Management to Fuel Sales

Costco's (COST) strategy to sell products at discounted prices has helped it expand customer base. The company's differentiated product range resonates well with customers' spending habits.

Yahoo | July 21, 2020

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COST Price Returns

1-mo 8.01%
3-mo 11.67%
6-mo 9.18%
1-year 25.42%
3-year 123.34%
5-year 158.04%
YTD 16.75%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%
2017 22.37%
2016 0.28%
2015 18.94%

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Continue Researching COST

Here are a few links from around the web to help you further your research on Costco Wholesale Corp's stock as an investment opportunity:

Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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