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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E28.06 EPS (ttm)5.12 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand439.97M Perf Week-0.79%
Market Cap63.21B Forward P/E25.14 EPS next Y5.72 Insider Trans-9.53% Shs Float436.62M Perf Month-2.19%
Income2.26B PEG2.70 EPS next Q1.16 Inst Own73.30% Short Float1.50% Perf Quarter-2.91%
Sales115.64B P/S0.55 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans-2.63% Short Ratio3.27 Perf Half Y6.57%
Book/sh23.18 P/B6.20 EPS next Y8.88% ROA6.80% Target Price155.09 Perf Year30.78%
Cash/sh16.94 P/C8.48 EPS next 5Y10.40% ROE19.40% 52W Range108.70 - 153.81 Perf YTD5.26%
Dividend1.60 P/FCF39.07 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-6.59% Beta0.57
Dividend %1.11% Quick Ratio0.50 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.80% 52W Low32.19% ATR1.92
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.00 Sales Q/Q4.40% Oper. Margin3.00% RSI (14)42.66 Volatility1.02% 1.27%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.49 EPS Q/Q28.60% Profit Margin2.00% Rel Volume0.59 Prev Close143.94
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.38 EarningsMay 27 AMC Payout124.40% Avg Volume2.00M Price143.68
Recom2.00 SMA20-0.74% SMA50-2.68% SMA2006.19% Volume1,182,836 Change-0.18%
Mar-06-15Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Outperform $153 → $156
Mar-06-15Reiterated Argus Buy $155 → $165
Feb-05-15Downgrade Deutsche Bank Buy → Hold $147 → $142
Jan-08-15Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Outperform $147 → $153
Dec-11-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $140 → $145
Nov-10-14Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Outperform $136 → $147
Oct-14-14Downgrade Williams Capital Group Buy → Hold $127 → $131
Oct-13-14Reiterated Argus Buy $130 → $143
Oct-09-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $125 → $129
Oct-03-14Reiterated Oppenheimer Perform $105 → $120
Sep-05-14Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $127 → $134
Feb-11-14Initiated Prime Executions Buy $130
Nov-12-13Downgrade UBS Buy → Neutral $124
Oct-01-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $110 → $120
Aug-05-13Reiterated Stifel Buy $107 → $130
Jul-24-13Initiated Williams Capital Group Buy $132
May-31-13Reiterated UBS Buy $121 → $124
May-31-13Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $110 → $115
May-31-13Reiterated Argus Buy $115 → $125
May-28-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Buy $110 → $120
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12:13AM  [$$] Grocery Chains Discuss a Merger at The Wall Street Journal
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12:05PM  Never bet against US consumer: Gerald Storch
07:03AM  Goldman: Costco Now Worth $154/Share
May-09-15 12:08AM  5 Things Costco Wants You to Know at Investopedia
May-08-15 06:31PM  Cramer: What the heck to do with Whole Foods at CNBC
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May-07-15 04:28PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or
02:46PM  Countdown To The Best Public Reputations Company
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09:48AM  Stocks trade in narrow range after weak open at CNBC
09:15AM  Costco Sales Figure Flat on Stronger Dollar, Cheaper gas at TheStreet
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06:46AM  Costco sales figure flat on stronger dollar, cheaper gas
May-06-15 09:10PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports April Sales Results at noodls
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May-05-15 07:47AM  Short-term bulls targeting Costco
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Apr-27-15 09:05PM  Why Costco Is Boosting Its Organic Offerings at Investopedia
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Apr-20-15 06:17PM  Costco Hikes Dividend, Announces Share Buyback Program - Analyst Blog
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09:44AM  Costco (COST) Stock Rises Today After Upping Dividend, Reauthorizing $4 Billion Buyback Program at TheStreet
09:17AM  Morning Movers: Morgan Stanley, Hasbro Gain on Earnings; Costco Jumps on Dividend Increase at
07:46AM  Early movers: MS, HAS, HAL, STI, NOK & more at CNBC
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPApr 28Sale147.003,000441,00032,918Apr 28 05:45 PM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardApr 02Sale151.655,936900,220455,495Apr 06 12:33 PM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardApr 01Sale150.0965,2729,796,936461,431Apr 02 01:45 PM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardApr 01Sale150.1928,2924,249,07160,606Apr 02 01:45 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 13Option Exercise39.024,184163,260253,504Mar 13 07:55 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 13Sale149.254,184624,482249,320Mar 13 07:55 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 12Option Exercise39.0220,000780,400269,320Mar 13 07:55 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 12Sale147.9220,0002,958,352249,320Mar 13 07:55 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 11Option Exercise39.0220,000780,400269,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 11Sale147.8120,0002,956,216249,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 10Option Exercise39.0220,000780,400269,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 10Sale148.7220,0002,974,498249,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 09Option Exercise39.0220,000780,400269,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 09Sale150.7120,0003,014,194249,320Mar 11 04:56 PM
MUNGER CHARLES TDirectorMar 06Option Exercise39.026,734262,761157,504Mar 10 06:17 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 06Option Exercise39.025,214203,45034,860Mar 09 10:55 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 06Sale149.475,214779,32629,646Mar 09 10:55 AM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJan 29Sale139.8310,0001,398,26323,280Jan 30 11:02 AM
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPJan 13Sale142.654,082582,30030,329Jan 13 05:35 PM
ZOOK DENNIS RExecutive VPJan 12Sale142.548,0001,140,28429,699Jan 12 04:50 PM
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentDec 18Sale141.073,648514,62463,345Dec 18 06:59 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFODec 17Sale139.293,000417,86928,047Dec 18 01:08 PM
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPDec 15Sale139.015,000695,05034,411Dec 15 04:57 PM
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPDec 11Sale142.005,000710,00039,411Dec 11 04:35 PM
GATES WILLIAM H IIDirectorNov 13Sale138.181,200165,81448,134Dec 15 04:56 PM
Murphy James P.Executive VPNov 07Sale136.828,7771,200,83362,669Nov 07 12:14 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFONov 07Sale137.623,999550,34623,247Nov 07 05:57 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 30Sale133.164,165554,59828,584Oct 31 09:54 AM
PORTERA JOSEPH PExecutive VPOct 29Sale131.5515,0001,973,21953,406Oct 29 02:35 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 29Sale131.917,288961,32532,749Oct 29 05:04 PM
LIBENSON RICHARD MDirectorOct 24Sale129.6720,8892,708,73739,278Oct 24 02:56 PM
PETTERSON DAVID SPrincipal Accounting OfficerOct 23Sale131.1415,4002,019,50523,538Oct 23 03:32 PM
ZOOK DENNIS RExecutive VPOct 13Sale128.107,000896,69842,175Oct 14 11:15 AM
SCHUTT DOUGLAS WExecutive VPOct 09Sale130.2315,0001,953,39079,473Oct 14 11:14 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 09Sale130.544,065530,64654,096Oct 09 01:50 PM
PORTERA JOSEPH PExecutive VPOct 09Sale130.134,685609,639101,917Oct 09 01:56 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPOct 01Sale125.2560075,15013,309Oct 01 11:11 AM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPSep 02Sale121.0060072,60013,909Sep 02 06:32 PM
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPAug 21Sale121.505,439660,85031,140Aug 22 11:52 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOAug 20Option Exercise40.696,000244,14046,100Aug 22 11:05 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOAug 20Sale121.166,000726,95940,100Aug 22 11:05 AM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardAug 15Option Exercise40.69161,4456,569,197275,601Aug 18 04:43 PM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardAug 15Sale118.23161,44519,087,868114,156Aug 18 04:43 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOAug 14Option Exercise40.692,00081,38052,168Aug 15 02:12 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOAug 14Sale118.9712,0681,435,73040,100Aug 15 02:12 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorAug 11Option Exercise40.6912,915525,51141,991Aug 11 07:44 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorAug 11Sale119.1212,9151,538,43529,076Aug 11 07:44 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPAug 01Sale117.8060070,68014,509Aug 01 01:51 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJul 01Sale115.2960069,17415,109Jul 01 05:16 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJun 06Sale117.6910,0001,176,90015,709Jun 06 01:20 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJun 02Sale115.8460069,50425,709Jun 02 11:02 AM