Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics


Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Today's Latest Price: $302.43 USD

0.46 (0.15%)

Updated May 22 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating


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 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank


Industry Rank:

Ranked of 17 in Grocery/Big Box Retailers

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COST Stock Summary

  • COST has a higher market value than 98.85% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $133,547,024,883.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for COST is 9.53 -- better than 96.56% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Costco Wholesale Corp's share price is greater than that of only 0.2% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to COST, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are NKE, TMO, TMUS, MDT, and ACN.
  • Visit COST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.costco.com.
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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $302.43 52-week high $325.26
Prev. close $301.97 52-week low $233.05
Day low $300.83 Volume 2,366,382
Day high $303.94 Avg. volume 3,355,502
50-day MA $301.49 Dividend yield 0.93%
200-day MA $298.42 Market Cap 133.55B

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:
$302.43$191.83-37%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Costco Wholesale Corp. To summarize, we found that Costco Wholesale Corp ranked in the 33th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for COST, they are:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 33.23 -- which is good for besting 90.96% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet suggests that 6% of the company's capital is sourced from debt; this is greater than merely 14.38% 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 49.32% of tickers in our DCF set.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-38%
1%-37%
2%-37%
3%-36%
4%-35%
5%-35%

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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.

Target's online sales surge in Q1, but can it last?

Target beat its first quarter earnings forecast amid the coronavirus pandemic. Moody's Vice President and Retail Analyst Charlie O'Shea joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move to break down Target’s latest earnings report.

Yahoo | May 20, 2020

Alaskan man makes 14-hour boat trips to Costco to keep his small town fed

A grocer from Alaska has been dubbed the savior of his small town for not letting his neighbors go hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Toshua Parker, the owner of Icy Strait Wholesale in Gustavus, started loading shipping crates onto a boat to make a weekly 14-hour journey to a Costco in Juneau, 50 miles away,…

New York Post | May 18, 2020

A grocery store owner in a remote Alaskan town is making weekly 14-hour boat trips to Costco to restock his shelves

After the coronavirus pandemic stopped the ferry service that delivers inventory to his grocery store, Toshua Parker started making weekly trips to stock up at a Costco located about 50 miles away. He owns the only grocery store in Gustavus, Alaska, a 450 person town boarding Glacier Bay National Park. Parker and his employees use a converted military landing craft to make the 14-hour trip and hope that inclement weather doesn't force them to turn around. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Costco runs are stressful enough during a pandemic, but they're especially tasking when shopping to feed 450 people. But that's exactly what Toshua Parker, the owner of the only grocery store in a remote Alaskan town, has been doing since the coronavirus outbreak in the US escalated ...

Business Insider | May 17, 2020

Costco temporarily limiting some fresh meat purchases

Wholesale goods chain Costco will temporarily some fresh meat purchases for customers during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said Monday.On a section of the chain's website dedicated to measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company…

The Hill | May 4, 2020

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Yahoo | May 2, 2020

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COST Price Returns

1-mo -2.39%
3-mo -0.84%
6-mo 1.00%
1-year 23.37%
3-year 75.35%
5-year 130.01%
YTD 3.35%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%
2017 22.37%
2016 0.28%
2015 18.94%

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