Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Dividends

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): $516.53

0.94 (+0.18%)

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Dividend Yield and Dividend History Highlights

  • Over the past 6 years of historical data, COST has returned more capital to shareholders through its dividend issuances than 94.78% of other dividend-paying US stocks.
  • COST's trailing 12 month dividends has averaged an annual growth rate of 30.53%.
  • In terms trailing twelve months of dividends issued, COST has returned $5,669,000,000 US dollars -- more than 96.22% of public US dividend stocks.
  • If you want to include this stock in your dividend portfolio, here are some dividend stocks that are NOT correlated with COST that may be suitable potential portfolio mates: RXN, PRI, TCPC, DLNG and VET.
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COST Price Forecast Based on Dividend Discount Model

Current PriceDDM Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$516.53$166.74 -69.9%

A technique commonly used by dividend investors to value dividend-issuing stocks is the Dividend Discount Model (DDM), which seeks to determine a fair share price based on the dividend provided by the company relative to a number of other company-specific factors. As for COST, the DDM model generated by StockNews estimates a return of negative 69.9% in comparison to its current price. Some interesting points we thought investors may wish to consider regarding the dividend discount model forecast for Costco Wholesale Corp are:

  • As for its position relative to other Consumer Defensive stocks that issue dividends, Costco Wholesale Corp offers a higher dividend yield than 3.57% of them.
  • In comparison to other US listed dividend yielding stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector, the expected return of -69.9%, based on the stock's current share price and target price based on a dividend discount model, is greater than 5.95% of the DDM-forecasted return of its its sector peers.
  • Compared to all dividend issuing stocks in our set, Costco Wholesale Corp bears a discount rate, according to our calculations, lower than 5.95% of them (lower discount rates are generally perceived as positive, and a sign of lower risk).
  • Costco Wholesale Corp has annual revenue of approximately $210 billion; this classifies the stock in the mega-sized revenue class -- and relative to other dividend issuers in this class, the growth rate of its dividend is greater than that of merely 0% of them.

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COST Dividends vs. Peers

COST's dividend yield currently ranks #27 of 49 vs. its peers in the Grocery/Big Box Retailers category.
Rank Symbol Name Dividend Yield
1 BIG Big Lots, Inc. 6.85%
2 VLGEA Village Super Market, Inc. - 4.32%
3 NGVC Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. 3.94%
4 TSCDY Tesco PLC ADR 3.17%
5 JRONY Jeronimo Martins SGPS S/A ADR 2.81%
6 WLWHY Woolworths Holdings Limited 2.72%
7 JSAIY J Sainsbury plc 2.66%
8 ADRNY Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. ADR 2.50%
9 TGT Target Corporation 2.49%
10 KR Kroger Co. 2.33%
11 ACI Albertsons Companies, Inc. 2.24%
12 CUYTY Etn. Fr. Colruyt NV 2.16%
13 CRRFY Carrefour SA 2.11%
14 WMMVY Wal-Mart de Mexico S.A.B. de C.V. ADR 1.99%
15 CNCO Cencosud S.A. American Depositary Shares (Each representing three ) 1.88%
17 WFM Whole Foods Market, Inc. 1.72%
18 CBD Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao ADS 1.63%
19 WMT Walmart Inc. 1.59%
20 WNGRF George Weston Ltd. 1.59%
21 WMK Weis Markets, Inc. 1.56%
22 PSMT PriceSmart, Inc. 1.16%
23 SVNDY Seven & I Holdings Co. Ltd. ADR 1.15%
24 DG Dollar General Corp. 0.96%
25 ASAI Sendas Distribuidora S.A. ADR 0.81%
26 IMKTA Ingles Markets Inc. Cl A 0.71%
27 COST Costco Wholesale Corporation 0.70%
28 CASY Caseys General Stores, Inc. 0.68%
29 DFIHY Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited 0.54%
30 CST CST Brands, Inc. 0.13%
31 MF Missfresh Ltd 0.00%
32 MAKSY Marks & Spencer Group Plc 0.00%
33 SFM Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. 0.00%
34 MRWSY Wm Morrison Supermarkets P L C 0.00%
35 IFMK iFresh Inc. 0.00%
36 SFS Smart & Final Stores, Inc. 0.00%
37 GO Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. 0.00%
38 BJ BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. 0.00%
39 SVU SuperValu Inc. 0.00%
40 DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. 0.00%
41 FRED Fred's, Inc. 0.00%
43 SRGHY Shoprite Holdings Limited 0.00%
44 EMLAF Empire Company Limited 0.00%
45 MRPLY Mr. Price Group Limited 0.00%
46 ANCUF Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. 0.00%
47 FYRTY FamilyMart Co., Ltd. 0.00%
48 PRGLY Puregold Price Club, Inc. 0.00%
49 DLMAF Dollarama Inc. 0.00%

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