Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): Price and Financial Metrics

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $373.87

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COST Stock Summary

  • COST has a market capitalization of $165,547,463,631 -- more than approximately 98.77% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for COST is 11.41 -- better than 97.26% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, COST is more volatile than only 3.47% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Costco Wholesale Corp are HON, WFC, MS, PM, and PEP.
  • Visit COST's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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COST Price/Volume Stats

Current price $373.87 52-week high $393.15
Prev. close $371.26 52-week low $293.84
Day low $370.41 Volume 618,301
Day high $374.83 Avg. volume 2,859,181
50-day MA $346.44 Dividend yield 0.75%
200-day MA $354.76 Market Cap 165.45B

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:
$373.87$226.01 -40%

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 43th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 39.33%. 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 35.17 -- which is good for besting 89.74% 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 only 20.32% 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 3%; for context, that number is higher than 41% of tickers in our DCF set.

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For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as COST, try USNA, FLO, PM, CCEP, and CVGW.

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COST Price Returns

1-mo 10.60%
3-mo 3.40%
6-mo 0.19%
1-year 23.44%
3-year 99.72%
5-year 173.06%
YTD -0.58%
2020 29.28%
2019 45.70%
2018 10.60%
2017 22.37%
2016 0.28%

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