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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E28.93 EPS (ttm)5.12 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand439.97M Perf Week2.46%
Market Cap65.17B Forward P/E25.98 EPS next Y5.70 Insider Trans-11.61% Shs Float436.62M Perf Month-1.97%
Income2.26B PEG2.78 EPS next Q1.17 Inst Own75.20% Short Float1.24% Perf Quarter7.99%
Sales115.64B P/S0.56 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans-0.16% Short Ratio2.17 Perf Half Y17.81%
Book/sh23.18 P/B6.39 EPS next Y8.96% ROA6.80% Target Price154.90 Perf Year34.51%
Cash/sh16.94 P/C8.74 EPS next 5Y10.40% ROE19.40% 52W Range106.84 - 154.23 Perf YTD8.21%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF40.28 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-3.96% Beta0.54
Dividend %0.96% Quick Ratio0.50 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.80% 52W Low38.64% ATR1.99
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.00 Sales Q/Q4.40% Oper. Margin3.00% RSI (14)47.75 Volatility1.07% 1.22%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.49 EPS Q/Q28.60% Profit Margin2.00% Rel Volume0.57 Prev Close147.30
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.38 EarningsMay 27 AMC Payout124.40% Avg Volume2.49M Price148.12
Recom2.10 SMA20-0.86% SMA50-0.69% SMA20011.79% Volume1,418,700 Change0.56%
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
Apr-24-15 10:36AM  Costco: Beware a Miss at
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01:15PM  Costco Warehouse, Cabela's mum on Colonie store at
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Apr-21-15 08:21PM  China Shops Alibaba for U.S. Goods From Toothbrushes to Nuts at Bloomberg
06:20PM  Whirlpool Rewards Shareholders with 20% Dividend Hike - Analyst Blog
06:18PM  Fred's (FRED) Closes Reeves-Sain and EntrustRx Takeover - Analyst Blog
Apr-20-15 06:17PM  Costco Hikes Dividend, Announces Share Buyback Program - Analyst Blog
06:09PM  Costco to Slash Costs in Credit Card Deal with Visa/Citi - Analyst Blog
04:08PM  An Early Easter Benefits Some but Not All Retailers in March
04:06PM  The Bull Market Is Alive at
03:38PM  Costco Dividend and Buyback Scorecard at 24/7 Wall St.
10:35AM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
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
Apr-17-15 06:45PM  Seeking safety? 6 trades on the stock selloff at CNBC
05:48PM  Costco Raises Dividend, Reauthorizes Repurchase Program at The Wall Street Journal
05:12PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Reauthorization of Its Stock Repurchase Program and an Increase in Its Quarterly Cash Dividend at noodls
05:10PM  Raleigh-based Nello's Sauce expands distribution to 140 Whole Foods at
05:00PM  Trade the selloff: 5 buys, 1 sell
04:58PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Reauthorization of Its Stock Repurchase Program and an Increase in Its Quarterly Cash Dividend Marketwired
04:22PM  AmEx shares fall on mixed earnings at USA TODAY
03:53PM  50 acres owned by Hearst Corp. under contract, developer says at
03:12PM  Costco Seen Paying Almost Zero to Accept Cards in Citigroup Deal at Bloomberg
12:17PM  American Express: Leave Home Without It? at
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09:13AM  GE revenue miss; Mattel shares rally; Schlumberger jobs cuts pile up
08:09AM  Stocks slide; Consumer inflation ticks up; GE's mixed results; Mattel's crowdsourcing
07:48AM  American Express (AXP) Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Transcript at TheStreet
Apr-16-15 05:23PM  AmEx Revenue Misses Estimates as Lender Pinched by Costco Loss
04:12PM  American Express Profit Climbs 6.5% as Chenault Cuts Expenses at Bloomberg
04:04PM  American Express beats on bottom line
04:02PM  American Express beats on profit; revenue misses at CNBC
Apr-15-15 03:18PM  Eating out vs. groceries, millennials vs. boomers
12:19PM  13 Companies Paying Employees Higher Wages, Including Gravity Payments, McDonald's, Wal-Mart at TheStreet
07:00AM  5 Big Dividend Stocks That Want to Pay You More at TheStreet
Apr-14-15 08:04PM  3 Reasons Costco Shouldn't Fear Amazon at Investopedia
07:00PM  Cramer: This company's worth more
06:58PM  Cramer: Exploit this-rare moment for oil & retail at CNBC
12:54PM  Staples, Inc. -- Moody's assigns prospective rating to Staples term loan at Moody's
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02:05AM  Lone Pine Adds New Stake in Visa
Apr-13-15 03:40PM  Gap Falls Despite Moving to Positive Comps Territory - Analyst Blog
02:40PM  Costco Falls on Soft Comparable-Store Sales for March - Analyst Blog
01:02PM  Jim Cramer's 18 Favorite Retail Stocks to Buy Right Now at TheStreet
11:20AM  L Brands' 9% March Comps Increase Leaves Investors Unmoved - Analyst Blog
09:30AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Costco Wholesale, Zumiez, Jack in the Box, Kroger and Whole Foods Market - Press Releases
Apr-11-15 03:00PM  What is the difference between a quarter and a year in finance? at Investopedia
09:10AM  Insider Selling Slows as Earnings Season Begins at 24/7 Wall St.
Apr-10-15 02:27PM  Moody's Affirms 15 Classes of LBUBS 2007-C6 at Moody's
01:01PM  Buckle Falls on Disappointing March Comparable-Store Sales - Analyst Blog
10:10AM  Retailers Lose as Jobless Claims Rise in the US
06:00AM  Jim Cramer's Top Takeaways: Costco, Sun Edison, Ventas, Macerich at TheStreet
Apr-09-15 06:21PM  March Retail Sales Stung By Weather, Economy Slowing at Investor's Business Daily
06:10PM  Cramer: Hot money pouring out of these stocks at CNBC
04:43PM  U.S. retailers' March same-store sales
03:33PM  3 Reasons Costco Is a Great Company at Investopedia
10:58AM  Retailers report disappointing March sales at CNBC
10:27AM  Stocks struggle for direction; earnings, Fed eyed at CNBC
10:12AM  Retailers facing headwings
10:00AM  Why Costco's Record High Means You Can Profit From Technical Charts at TheStreet
09:42AM  Costco March Same-Store Sales Hit By Early Easter at Investor's Business Daily
09:25AM  Costco Wholesale (COST) Stock Down Today Following March Sales Results at TheStreet
09:18AM  Costco March Sales Weaker Than Expected at The Wall Street Journal
09:13AM  Zynga gets zapped; Alcoa slips, Costco March sales disappoint
09:01AM  Bed Bath and Beyond's 4Q Disappoints; Potential 1Q Concerns for Other Retailers Highlighted
09:00AM  Wall Street digests Fed minutes, eyes data at CNBC
09:00AM  Stein Marts March Same-Store Sales Surge at 24/7 Wall St.
08:14AM  Wall Street cautious; Farmville maker's shares sink; paying for YouTube
08:02AM  Early movers: COST, WBA, AA, ZNGA, PHM & more at CNBC
07:04AM  What's going on with the American consumer?
06:43AM  Costco sales in March go out like a lamb
05:00AM  What corporate America should do for low-wage workers at Fortune
01:23AM  Joint Statement From Costco Wholesale Corporation and Tmall Global Regarding False Claims of Distribution Channels of Costco Products Sold in China Business Wire
Apr-08-15 09:13PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports March Sales Results at noodls
09:00PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports March Sales Results Marketwired
03:41PM  March Retail Sales Seen Hurt By Weather, Currency Hit at Investor's Business Daily
12:10PM  6 Stocks for the Long Run at Fox Business
06:00AM  Costco Is Overvalued, Should No Longer Be in Your Portfolio at TheStreet
Apr-07-15 05:30PM  Exclusive: South San Jose lands biggest new tenant in years at
12:21AM  [$$] American Express Struggles to Keep Up at The Wall Street Journal
Apr-06-15 07:07PM  American Express Struggles to Keep Up at The Wall Street Journal
04:05PM  Costco Partners with Amira to Boost Organic Food Business - Analyst Blog
12:07PM  Baskin-Robbins Four Year Revenue Trend
12:19AM  Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: Northstar Realty Finance, Costco, ConAgra Foods
Apr-05-15 11:41PM  Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: TWTR, NRF, COST, CAG
Apr-03-15 01:41PM  Costco Canada recalls chicken salad over listeria risk
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Apr-01-15 03:44PM  Heres how Wal-Mart wants to win you back at MarketWatch
01:18PM  Bargain hunters: Now's the time to score deals at CNBC
01:14PM  Wal-Mart To Cut Key Prices To Compete With Rivals at Investor's Business Daily
12:57PM  Nationwide Fast-Food Strikes Begin at MarketWatch
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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
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
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorMay 15Sale114.764,000459,040887,806May 15 05:28 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPMay 01Sale115.6960069,41426,309May 02 10:46 AM