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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E31.43 EPS (ttm)4.81 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand440.50M Perf Week3.08%
Market Cap66.59B Forward P/E26.62 EPS next Y5.68 Insider Trans-6.25% Shs Float437.12M Perf Month1.83%
Income2.13B PEG3.05 EPS next Q1.18 Inst Own75.60% Short Float1.60% Perf Quarter9.43%
Sales114.49B P/S0.58 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans1.27% Short Ratio2.81 Perf Half Y29.35%
Book/sh28.17 P/B5.37 EPS next Y9.99% ROA6.50% Target Price150.65 Perf Year35.59%
Cash/sh17.30 P/C8.74 EPS next 5Y10.32% ROE17.70% 52W Range105.65 - 151.46 Perf YTD10.44%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF41.23 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-0.19% Beta0.51
Dividend %0.94% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low43.09% ATR2.32
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q7.40% Oper. Margin2.90% RSI (14)69.17 Volatility1.27% 1.29%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.41 EPS Q/Q16.70% Profit Margin1.90% Rel Volume1.79 Prev Close147.17
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.41 EarningsMar 05 BMO Payout28.40% Avg Volume2.50M Price151.17
Recom2.10 SMA202.34% SMA506.77% SMA20020.24% Volume4,469,662 Change2.72%
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
May-03-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $105 → $110
Apr-16-13Initiated UBS Buy $121
Mar-05-15 02:20PM  Costco blows away analyst expectations with 29 percent jump in profits at
02:08PM  The retail play: L Brands & Target CNBC
01:09PM  Port problems spur to US manufacturing? CNBC
12:22PM  Why Costco Could Gain 25% at
12:03PM  Costco: America's best retailer? at
11:50AM  7 Costly Mistakes Shoppers Make at Warehouse Clubs at Kiplinger
11:01AM  Supermarkets soar, the economy's obesity problem and a jobs preview Yahoo Finance
10:14AM  Costco will benefit from Visa partnership: Pro CNBC
10:12AM  Tax benefits boost Costco CNBC
09:45AM  Costco's Apex plans draw nearer with land sale at
09:36AM  Europe jumpstarts US markets CNBC
09:20AM  Costco (COST) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues Up 4% Y-o-Y - Analyst Blog Zacks
09:01AM  Big drug deal; Costco gets tax boost; H&R Block loses business Yahoo Finance
08:55AM  Costco Wholesale (COST) Stock Rising Today on Earnings Beat at TheStreet
08:17AM  5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sams Club at MarketWatch
08:16AM  7 reasons some shoppers hate Costco at MarketWatch
08:12AM  February's retail sales update CNBC
08:04AM  ECB unveils bond buying details; $21B drug deal; Apple's achilles' heel? Yahoo Finance
07:58AM  Costco Profits Surge on Lower Fuel Costs at The Wall Street Journal
06:51AM  Costco reports mixed quarterly results CNBC
05:13AM  Costco beats 2Q profit forecasts AP
04:34AM  Costco (COST) Q2 Earnings Beats Estimates, Revenue Misses - Tale of the Tape Zacks
04:06AM  Costco's quarterly profit tops estimates on tax benefit Reuters
03:22AM  Costco posts higher second-quarter profit on tax benefit Reuters
03:20AM  Costco profit climbs 29% in the second quarter at MarketWatch
03:19AM  Costco posts higher Q2 profit on tax benefit Reuters
03:11AM  Costco Profit Tops Estimates as Revenue Growth Beats Wal-Mart at Bloomberg
02:00AM  Citigroup's past losses may have helped it win Costco business Reuters
Mar-04-15 11:49PM  Costco Treads on Thin Ice at The Wall Street Journal
06:38PM  Frostbitten Costco Treads on Thin Ice at The Wall Street Journal
03:57PM  What to Expect from Costco Earnings at 24/7 Wall St.
02:41PM  Costco's Extraordinary Success Justifies Its Expensive Stock at TheStreet
02:33PM  What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Thursday, Mar. 5 Reuters
12:08PM  Costco: All About That Base at
11:12AM  TD Ameritrade's Managing Director Previews Costco's Q2 Results Benzinga
10:07AM  What to Expect When Costco (COST) Reports Quarterly Earnings Results Tomorrow at TheStreet
09:39AM  Red across the board at market open CNBC
Mar-03-15 05:00PM  Visa Peaks All-Time High on Costco Alliance - Analyst Blog Zacks
03:59PM  Deutsche Bank Previews Costco's Q2 Earnings & February Results Benzinga
01:50PM  Why These 2 Research Firms Think The Deal With Costco Will Benefit Citigroup Benzinga
01:49PM  Jessica Alba Takes An Honest Course For Family Health at Investor's Business Daily
12:39PM  Visa Could Add 6 Cents to EPS With Costco Deal at
12:05PM  Walmarts Stock Performance Has Been Below Par Market Realist
11:20AM  Will Costco (COST) Let Down Investors this Earnings Season? - Analyst Blog Zacks
10:55AM  Citigroup: Yes, Its Costco Agreement is a Really Big Deal at
09:30AM  Sumptuous Staples ETFs ETF Trends
08:55AM  [video]March 3 Premarket Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know TheStreet
08:31AM  Citigroup stock gains after analyst raises rating, price target at MarketWatch
12:57AM  Nasdaq Composite Ends Above 5000 for First Time Since Dot-Com Era at The Wall Street Journal
12:57AM  [$$] Costco Names Citi, Visa as New Credit Partners at The Wall Street Journal
Mar-02-15 11:02PM  Costco picks Visa and Citigroup as new credit card partners at Los Angeles Times
08:42PM  Costco Names Citi, Visa as Credit Partners at The Wall Street Journal
08:41PM  Costco-Visa deal shows why Medicare should negotiate drug prices at Los Angeles Times
06:46PM  Podcast: Why isn't Abercrombie cool anymore? Yahoo Finance Contributors
06:42PM  What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi AP
06:30PM  Nasdaq Closes Above 5000 for First Time Since Dot-Com Era at The Wall Street Journal
06:15PM  Costco (COST) Reaches Deal with Visa (V) on Credit Cards - Stocks in the News Zacks
06:05PM  Walmarts Capital Structure A Mix Of Debt And Equity Market Realist
06:00PM  Cramer: Market optimistic CNBC
05:45PM  Costco names Citi, Visa as credit card partners at USA TODAY
04:00PM  Nasdaq closes above 5K for first time since March 2000; Dow, S&P at records at CNBC
03:55PM  Costco's New Visa Credit Card: Here's What We Know
02:42PM  Costco ties up with Citigroup, Visa for U.S. co-branded cards Reuters
02:04PM  Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa AP
01:08PM  Costco to Accept Visa Credit Cards Next Year at The Wall Street Journal
11:55AM  Google to Offer Wireless Service, and More at MarketWatch
11:06AM  Costco Names Citi, Visa as New Credit Partners at MarketWatch
10:45AM  Costco ditches AmEx, shifts to Citi-brand Visa credit cards at
10:30AM  Nasdaq hits 5,000 CNBC
10:24AM  Visa (V) Stock Hit LifeTime High Today After Striking Deal With Costco Wholesale at TheStreet
10:16AM  Citigroup (C) Stock Higher Today After Striking Deal With Costco Wholesale at TheStreet
09:25AM  What We're Trading Yahoo Finance Contributors
09:17AM  Visa To Replace AmEx As Costco's Credit Card Partner at Investor's Business Daily
09:07AM  Citi, Visa Win Costco Credit Card Business at Forbes
09:05AM  Lumber Liquidators melts; J&J deal; Costco's new credit cards Yahoo Finance
09:04AM  Stock Futures Busy And Mixed; NXP, Freescale, Visa Rising at Investor's Business Daily
09:00AM  Costco teams with Citi, Visa at
08:48AM  Apple poised to goose gold as economic numbers start flying at MarketWatch
08:35AM  Costco Strikes New Deal With Visa and Citigroup Bloomberg
08:35AM  Costco Strikes Deal With Visa, Citigroup After Dropping AmEx at Bloomberg
08:29AM  Costco ties up with Citigroup, Visa for co-branded credit cards Reuters
08:22AM  Costco is replacing American Express with Visa and Citi Business Insider
08:00AM  Costco Enters Into a Long Term Co-Brand Credit Card Agreement With Citi and an Acceptance and Co-Brand Agreement With Visa Marketwired
07:15AM  Buffett on AmEx: We love it CNBC
Mar-01-15 06:49PM  It's Going To Be A Big Earnings Week For These Retailers Benzinga
09:15AM  7 Top Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead at 24/7 Wall St.
Feb-28-15 12:01AM  Follow Up at
Feb-27-15 06:21PM  Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage? at Investopedia
06:17PM  Cramer game plan: Rest up-this will charge higher! at CNBC
06:00PM  Netflix, Buffett & jobs next week: Cramer CNBC
01:26PM  American Express goes old school Yahoo Finance
11:36AM  'House of Cards' a boon for Netflix, Weight Watchers' stock slims down and American Express' turnaround plan Yahoo Finance
11:35AM  Wage pressure building for retailers at American City Business Journals
09:24AM  Cramer's Mad Dash: Amazon bears don't listen CNBC
Feb-26-15 04:48PM  TD Bank CEO: 10% of new accounts through mobile CNBC
10:07AM  American Express: Yes, There is Life After Costco at
Feb-25-15 04:38PM  AmEx business model is 'broken': Strategist at CNBC
02:55PM  American Express raises interest rates on some credit cards AP
01:30PM  CNBC update: Planned 6.5 hour space walk CNBC
10:31AM  Target Q4 Sales & Earnings Beat, Provides Q1 Guidance - Analyst Blog Zacks
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
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 29Sale131.917,288961,32532,749Oct 29 05:04 PM
PORTERA JOSEPH PExecutive VPOct 29Sale131.5515,0001,973,21953,406Oct 29 02:35 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