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Sep 20, 2021, 4:19 a.m.

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$

456.60

Change

-2.91 -0.63%

Volume

Volume 67

Real time quotes

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Previous close

$ 459.51

$ 459.51

Change

-3.80 -0.82%

Day low

Day high

$457.02

$462.82

Open

52 week low

52 week high

$307.00

$469.77

Open

Company Description

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations....

Costco Wholesale Corp. engages in the operation of membership warehouses. Its product categories include food and sundries, hardlines, fresh foods, softlines, and ancillary. It operates through the following segments: Unites States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations. The company was founded by James D. Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983 and is headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

Valuation

P/E Current

50.97

P/E Ratio (with extraordinary items)

43.18

P/E Ratio (without extraordinary items)

38.64

Price to Sales Ratio

0.93

Price to Book Ratio

8.41

Price to Cash Flow Ratio

17.45

Enterprise Value to EBITDA

18.95

Enterprise Value to Sales

0.92

Total Debt to Enterprise Value

0.07

Efficiency

Revenue/Employee

610,846.00

Income Per Employee

14,659.00

Receivables Turnover

108.11

Total Asset Turnover

3.30

Liquidity

Current Ratio

1.13

Quick Ratio

0.64

Cash Ratio

0.54

Profitability

Gross Margin

13.15

Operating Margin

3.64

Pretax Margin

3.22

Net Margin

2.40

Return on Assets

7.93

Return on Equity

23.87

Return on Total Capital

23.10

Return on Invested Capital

16.08

Capital Structure

Total Debt to Total Equity

60.63

Total Debt to Total Capital

37.75

Total Debt to Total Assets

19.95

Long-Term Debt to Equity

58.68

Long-Term Debt to Total Capital

36.53

Officers and Executives

Name Age Officer Since Title
Mr. Hamilton Evans James 68 1988 Lead Independent Director
Mr. Walter Craig Jelinek 66 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. James Patrick Murphy 67 2004 Chief Operating Officer-International & EVP
Mr. Richard A. Galanti 64 1993 Chief Financial Officer, Director & Executive VP
Mr. Paul G. Moulton 68 2001 Executive Vice President-Information Systems

Insider Actions

– Purchase – Sale 1 – Number of Transactions
Date Name Shares Transaction Value
09/14/2021 Pat Callans
Executive VP
855   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 391,940
09/14/2021 James C Klauer
Executive Vice President
855   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 391,940
09/14/2021 James Patrick Murphy
Executive VP
2,278   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,044,257
09/14/2021 Richard A. Galanti
Executive VP and CFO; Director
3,579   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,640,649
09/14/2021 Timothy L. Rose
Executive VP
3,214   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,473,329
09/14/2021 Paul G. Moulton
Executive VP
3,214   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,473,329
09/14/2021 Russell D. Miller
Executive Vice President
4,134   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,895,066
09/14/2021 Roland M. Vachris
Executive VP
3,579   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,640,649
09/14/2021 Joseph P. Portera
Executive VP
4,150   Derivative/Non-derivative trans. at $458.41 per share. 1,902,401
09/14/2021 Pat Callans
Executive VP
8,998   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 James C Klauer
Executive Vice President
8,998   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 James Patrick Murphy
Executive VP
9,926   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Richard A. Galanti
Executive VP and CFO; Director
9,926   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Timothy L. Rose
Executive VP
8,998   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Paul G. Moulton
Executive VP
8,998   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Russell D. Miller
Executive Vice President
8,998   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Roland M. Vachris
Executive VP
9,926   Award at $0 per share. 0
09/14/2021 Joseph P. Portera
Executive VP
9,926   Award at $0 per share. 0
08/13/2021 Joseph P. Portera
Executive VP
3,287   Disposition at $445.5 per share. 1,464,358
07/12/2021 Roland M. Vachris
Executive VP
4,000   Disposition at $409.4 per share. 1,637,600
06/28/2021 Timothy L. Rose
Executive VP
4,000   Disposition at $396.14 per share. 1,584,560
06/14/2021 James C Klauer
Executive Vice President
5,000   Disposition at $380.53 per share. 1,902,650
06/07/2021 Pat Callans
Executive VP
2,500   Disposition at $384.31 per share. 960,775
04/29/2021 Richard A. Galanti
Executive VP and CFO; Director
2,230   Disposition at $372.06 per share. 829,693
04/20/2021 James Patrick Murphy
Executive VP
136   Gift at $0 per share. 0
03/22/2021 Roland M. Vachris
Executive VP
4,300   Disposition at $334.3 per share. 1,437,490
01/27/2021 Susan Lynne Decker
Director
301   Disposition at $362.5 per share. 109,112
01/27/2021 Susan Lynne Decker
Director
393   Disposition at $364 per share. 143,052
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MarketWatch News on COST

  1. Nike, Costco, FedEx, Salesforce, and Other Stocks to Watch

    3:03 p.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Nicholas Jasinski

  2. Costco stock price target raised to $505 from $430 at UBS

    9:48 a.m. Sept. 2, 2021

    - Tomi Kilgore

  3. Costco stock price target raised to $399 from $364 at Deutsche Bank

    7:34 a.m. Sept. 2, 2021

    - Tomi Kilgore

  4. Costco stock price target raised to $475 from $455 at Stifel Nicolaus

    7:23 a.m. Sept. 2, 2021

    - Tomi Kilgore

  5. 10 Standout Stocks for Reliable Growth

    4:15 a.m. Aug. 16, 2021

    - Andrew Bary

  6. Costco stock price target raised to $475 from $420 at J.P. Morgan

    8:24 a.m. Aug. 5, 2021

    - Tomi Kilgore

  7. Costco stock price target raised to $460 from $415 at Raymond James

    8:20 a.m. Aug. 5, 2021

    - Tomi Kilgore

  8. Costco net sales rise 16.6% in July

    4:43 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021

    - Claudia Assis

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Other News on COST

  1. Costco Q4 Earnings Preview: What to Watch

    8:15 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Motley Fool

  2. Donaldson: One Of The Best Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy

    8:05 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Seeking Alpha

  3. Wall Street Breakfast: The Week Ahead (Podcast)

    7:28 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Seeking Alpha

  4. Wall Street Breakfast: The Week Ahead

    7:17 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Seeking Alpha

  5. 3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

    7:00 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Motley Fool

  6. Natural-Gas Prices Surge, and Winter Is Still Months Away

    5:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 2021

    - Ryan Dezember

  7. The Start of Q3 Earnings Season

    4:16 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021

    - Zacks.com

  8. Scaled Economies Shared With eXp World Holdings

    8:55 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021

    - Seeking Alpha

  9. Kroger's Investor Presentation: 3 Takeaways

    7:22 a.m. Sept. 17, 2021

    - Motley Fool

  10. Sitting on Cash? These 2 Stocks Are Great Buys.

    10:00 a.m. Sept. 16, 2021

    - Motley Fool

  11. Costco (COST) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

    5:45 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021

    - Zacks.com

  12. Kroger (KR) Launches Delivery Now Tool to Lure Customers

    1:33 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021

    - Zacks.com

  13. Walmart's (WMT) Sam's Club Takes Minimum Wage Up to $15

    8:08 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021

    - Zacks.com

  14. Best Buy (BBY) Gains Sheen on Strong Demand, Online Sales

    9:56 a.m. Sept. 14, 2021

    - Zacks.com

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At a Glance

Costco Wholesale Corp.

999 Lake Drive

Issaquah, Washington 98027-8990

Phone

1 4253138100

Industry

Mixed Retailing

Sector

Retail/Wholesale

Fiscal Year-end

08/2021

Revenue

$166.76B

Net Income

$4.00B

2020 Sales Growth

9.2%

Employees

273,000

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Press Releases on COST

  1. A Sustainable Beauty Story That Needs Financial Fine-Tuning

    9:50 a.m. July 29, 2021

    - IAM Newswire

  2. Costco Wholesale COST Investment Report

    2:07 a.m. July 28, 2021

    - Stock Traders Daily

  3. Uber and Costco kick off grocery delivery pilot in Texas

    7:00 a.m. July 21, 2021

    - PR Newswire - PRF

  4. Costco Wholesale COST Investment Report

    5:48 a.m. July 18, 2021

    - Stock Traders Daily

  5. Daily Dividend Report: COST,QCOM,MMC,CMI,O

    12:04 p.m. July 14, 2021

    - MarketNewsVideo.com

  6. Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

    7:03 p.m. July 13, 2021

    - GlobeNewswire

  7. Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports June Sales Results

    4:15 p.m. July 8, 2021

    - GlobeNewswire

  8. Learn to Evaluate Costco Wholesale (COST) using the Charts

    2:14 p.m. July 8, 2021

    - Stock Traders Daily

  9. The Repertoire of Independence Day Week

    9:16 a.m. July 5, 2021

    - IAM Newswire

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