Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E29.73 EPS (ttm)4.81 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand440.50M Perf Week0.66%
Market Cap62.99B Forward P/E25.15 EPS next Y5.69 Insider Trans-13.57% Shs Float437.14M Perf Month-0.35%
Income2.13B PEG2.88 EPS next Q1.18 Inst Own74.40% Short Float0.88% Perf Quarter8.66%
Sales114.49B P/S0.55 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans-0.19% Short Ratio1.98 Perf Half Y21.96%
Book/sh28.17 P/B5.08 EPS next Y9.81% ROA6.50% Target Price147.09 Perf Year28.30%
Cash/sh17.30 P/C8.27 EPS next 5Y10.32% ROE17.70% 52W Range108.27 - 146.82 Perf YTD0.87%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF39.00 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-2.61% Beta0.52
Dividend %0.99% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low32.07% ATR2.12
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q7.40% Oper. Margin2.90% RSI (14)54.67 Volatility1.50% 1.55%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.41 EPS Q/Q16.70% Profit Margin1.90% Rel Volume2.66 Prev Close140.64
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.41 EarningsDec 10 BMO Payout28.40% Avg Volume1.94M Price142.99
Recom2.00 SMA201.18% SMA501.24% SMA20013.69% Volume5,164,315 Change1.67%
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
May-03-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $105 → $110
Apr-16-13Initiated UBS Buy $121
Oct-02-12Reiterated Stifel Nicolaus Buy $100 → $107
Jan-30-15 06:00PM  Cramer preps for the week ahead: Exxon, Disney & jobs CNBC
05:06PM  Costco Returning $2.2B to Investors After Cash Piles Up at Bloomberg
04:16PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits EDGAR Online
12:37PM  What's So Special About Costco? at
11:29AM  Cramer: Will Costco's Special Dividend Inspire Google to Pay a Dividend? at TheStreet
11:24AM  Story Stocks from
09:54AM  Cramer's Stop Trading: COST CNBC
07:46AM  Costco to Pay Special $5 Dividend at The Wall Street Journal
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Special Cash Dividend of $5.00 per Share Marketwired
Jan-29-15 05:43PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Marketwired
Jan-27-15 06:45PM  Mad Money Chart Bowl: Seattle vs. New England CNBC
04:22PM  Strong dollar's big winners: Expert at CNBC
02:25PM  Strong buck big for US retailers: Pro CNBC
Jan-22-15 05:45PM  Nordstrom Expands Store Base, Plans 3 New Rack Outlets - Analyst Blog Zacks
02:43PM  Cowen Upbeat On Sprouts, Natural Foods As Worry Eases at Investor's Business Daily
07:06AM  Buying Opportunity in Whole Foods Crops Up at
06:49AM  Lower gas prices fueling consumer traffic: Sam's Club CEO CNBC
Jan-21-15 01:43PM  Why Whole Foods Stock Is At A 10-Month High Today at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-20-15 06:00PM  Cramer: Don't let bad news bears fake you out CNBC
12:51PM  Motif of the month: Discount nation CNBC
Jan-19-15 03:20PM  Costco's (COST) Consistent Comps Growth the Primary Driver - Analyst Blog Zacks
Jan-16-15 02:30PM  Street Talk: SAM, COST, FOXA, & more CNBC
08:54AM  Early Movers: Goldman Sachs, Intel, Netflix & more at CNBC
Jan-15-15 06:55PM  Target not alone in Canadian misfire at USA TODAY
03:54PM  Target to shutter all stores in Canada at USA TODAY
12:40PM  Target to shut 133 Canada stores to stem massive losses AP
11:43AM  Target's post-Canada wish list: Stores, mannequins at CNBC
11:14AM  Target Lifts Q4 U.S. Outlook As It Bails On Canada at Investor's Business Daily
Jan-14-15 06:51PM  When you compare the Seahawks, Packers, Colts and Patriots - and their respective cities - who wins? at
10:53AM  Shop wholesale on your phone CNBC
Jan-13-15 09:28AM  Cramer's Mad Dash: Disciplined downgrades CNBC
Jan-12-15 10:27AM  Initial Data Points Suggest a Strong Holiday for Retailers Yahoo Finance Blogs
Jan-09-15 02:30PM  NRF: Holiday sales forecast 4.1% CNBC
Jan-08-15 06:06PM  Stores had a better-than-expected holiday season AP
05:53PM  Low Gas Prices Drive A Holiday Retail Sales Surprise at Investor's Business Daily
04:47PM  U.S. retailers' December same-store sales Reuters
04:44PM  Thursday's Market Recap Yahoo Finance Blogs
04:28PM  The Top Ten Stocks for Jan. 8 at Bloomberg
12:50PM  JCP to close 40 stores, Aeropostale higher CNBC
10:09AM  5 retailers raise guidance, sales looking better at CNBC
09:19AM  Constellation in high spirits; Sprint promotions pay off; Family Dollar profit plummets Yahoo Finance
09:02AM  Cramer's retail theme CNBC
08:32AM  Costco (COST) Stock Gaining Today on Higher December Sales at TheStreet
08:02AM  Stock rally continues; Sprint promotions seem to be working Yahoo Finance
06:48AM  Costco same-store sales surprisingly strong in December AP
04:39AM  Costco Same-Store Sales Up 5% in December at 24/7 Wall St.
03:55AM  Costco U.S. same-store sales jump 5% in December at MarketWatch
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports December Sales Results Marketwired
Jan-07-15 04:32PM  December Retail Sales Seen Fueled By Low Gas Prices at Investor's Business Daily
04:25PM  Can Costco Maintain Its Strong Monthly Sales Run? at Investor's Business Daily
11:34AM  JCPenney's holiday sales send stock surging Yahoo Finance
08:01AM  The Bullish and Bearish Case for Wal-Mart in 2015 at 24/7 Wall St.
Jan-06-15 06:02PM  Strong dollar means cheap gas, imports for US, pain abroad AP
Jan-02-15 05:51PM  Major new tenant proposed for Cornerstone of Centerville at
Dec-30-14 10:10AM  Grocery delivery startup Instacart raises $220M at a $2B valuation at
Dec-29-14 03:43PM  Santa Could Yet Bring Cheer To Holiday Retail Sales Market Realist
Dec-26-14 03:25PM  TIAA-CREF's Malik Likes Crown Holdings, Costco in 2015 at Bloomberg
Dec-25-14 01:04PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Financials EDGAR Online Financials
Dec-24-14 03:35PM  Holiday Buying Frenzy Goes Down To The Wire at Investor's Business Daily
02:19PM  Office Supplies Retail: Regulation, Competition, And Consolidation Market Realist
06:33AM  It's a wrap! Retailers prep final hours of holiday shoppi... CNBC
Dec-23-14 07:00PM  Cramer: These Stocks Are Winners CNBC
06:00PM  Cramer: Perfect stock for 18k CNBC
Dec-20-14 07:07PM  10-Q for Costco Wholesale Corp. Company Spotlight
06:00AM  [video]'Mad Money' Lightning Round: You Have a Winner With Lithia Motors at TheStreet
Dec-19-14 06:00PM  Cramer: Buy this stock for your kids CNBC
01:57PM  Holiday scammers taking aim via text, e-mail, cellphone at USA TODAY
Dec-18-14 03:45PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report EDGAR Online
Dec-17-14 12:34PM  Cooperman: Good things come from ease on Cuba CNBC
10:37AM  Headwinds And Tailwinds For Lululemon Revenues This Year Market Realist
Dec-15-14 01:17PM  Analysts Not-So-Bullish On Costco Benzinga
Dec-13-14 05:00AM  'Fast Money' Recap: Broader Market a Buy if Oil Prices Rebound at TheStreet
Dec-12-14 05:14PM  Stock Pops & Drops: COST, IBM, AAPL & ONVO CNBC
05:00PM  A dip you shouldn't buy? Traders debate CNBC
05:00PM  6 ways to play the sell-off CNBC
04:19PM  The rout was on, as major averages post worst weekly loss since 2012 Yahoo Finance Blogs
02:43PM  Street Talk: Interesting Costco call CNBC
12:27PM  4 Stocks, 4 trades: ADBE, HOG, COST & SEAS CNBC
11:38AM  Boxed App: The Bulk Retailer in Your Mobile Phone at Bloomberg
09:36AM  Costco (COST) Stock Declines Today After Analyst Downgrade at TheStreet
Dec-11-14 06:22PM  Your first trade for Friday at CNBC
05:58PM  Fast Money Final Trade: COST, NXPI, RNF & SAVE CNBC
02:41PM  Costco Stock Is a Deal, Says JPMorgan at
12:45PM  Hiring, Cheaper Fuel Give U.S. Retailers Holiday Boost: Economy Bloomberg
10:29AM  Deutsche Bank: Costco's Q1 Print 'Below Buy-Side Expectations' Benzinga
08:57AM  UBS On Costco: 'Filling Up The Margin,' Hikes Price Target Following Q1 Print Benzinga
07:59AM  Wednesdays Notable Options Activity: Down WIth ODP Yahoo Finance Blogs
Dec-10-14 10:17PM  Any way you slice it, this stock is in the sweet spot Talking Numbers
05:15PM  An Early Read on Q4 Earnings as AutoZone, Costco and Adobe Report this Week Yahoo Finance Blogs
04:44PM  US STOCKS-Indexes end down more than 1 pct as energy falls further Reuters
02:52PM  Costco Analyst Roundup Benzinga
02:49PM  US STOCKS-Indexes drop more than 1 pct; energy shares resume slide Reuters
02:10PM  US STOCKS-Wall St declines as energy shares extend recent slide Reuters
01:42PM  Costco Quarterly Growth Better Than Rivals at Investor's Business Daily
01:25PM  Stocks Lower In Afternoon; Yum Down On China Weakness at Investor's Business Daily
12:27PM  4 Stocks, 4 trades: Broadcom does it right CNBC
11:00AM  Pisani: Dozens of energy lows CNBC
11:00AM  Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 11:00 am ET today CCBN
10:01AM  Costco's bright future CNBC
09:39AM  Pisani: Airlines making money 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
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
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFONov 07Sale137.623,999550,34623,247Nov 07 05:57 PM
Murphy James P.Executive VPNov 07Sale136.828,7771,200,83362,669Nov 07 12:14 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
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorMay 15Sale114.764,000459,040887,806May 15 05:28 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPMay 01Sale115.6960069,41426,309May 02 10:46 AM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorApr 15Sale112.584,000450,320891,806Apr 16 01:26 PM
Murphy James P.Executive VPApr 03Sale112.0010,0001,120,00655,317Apr 03 06:09 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPApr 01Sale112.1660067,29626,909Apr 01 11:58 AM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 14Option Exercise34.7141,4441,438,521278,672Mar 17 11:07 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 14Option Exercise40.6912,000488,28062,168Mar 17 11:11 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 14Sale114.5415,1641,736,83550,168Mar 17 11:11 AM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorMar 14Sale114.004,000456,000895,806Mar 17 11:08 AM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 14Sale114.0141,4444,724,927237,228Mar 17 11:07 AM
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentMar 14Sale114.003,000342,00065,941Mar 14 02:05 PM
Rose Timothy L.Executive VPMar 12Sale115.315,000576,54236,579Mar 12 12:53 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPMar 03Sale116.1260069,67227,509Mar 03 01:29 PM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorFeb 14Sale114.994,000459,960899,806Feb 18 06:31 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPFeb 03Sale112.9660067,77628,109Feb 05 12:33 PM