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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E28.05 EPS (ttm)4.65 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand437.76M Perf Week4.65%
Market Cap57.10B Forward P/E22.89 EPS next Y5.70 Insider Trans8.22% Shs Float434.70M Perf Month3.80%
Income2.06B PEG2.50 EPS next Q1.08 Inst Own74.50% Short Float0.88% Perf Quarter11.37%
Sales112.64B P/S0.51 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans0.10% Short Ratio1.92 Perf Half Y13.53%
Book/sh28.11 P/B4.64 EPS next Y10.60% ROA6.40% Target Price133.59 Perf Year13.50%
Cash/sh16.71 P/C7.81 EPS next 5Y11.20% ROE17.60% 52W Range108.54 - 131.59 Perf YTD10.56%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF40.58 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-0.87% Beta0.51
Dividend %1.09% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low20.17% ATR2.00
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q9.30% Oper. Margin2.90% RSI (14)63.39 Volatility1.74% 1.51%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.41 EPS Q/Q12.90% Profit Margin1.80% Rel Volume1.25 Prev Close130.59
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.41 EarningsOct 08 BMO Payout28.40% Avg Volume1.99M Price130.44
Recom2.10 SMA202.86% SMA504.44% SMA20011.30% Volume2,487,914 Change-0.11%
14-Oct-14Downgrade Williams Capital Group Buy → Hold $127 → $131
13-Oct-14Reiterated Argus Buy $130 → $143
09-Oct-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $125 → $129
03-Oct-14Reiterated Oppenheimer Perform $105 → $120
05-Sep-14Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $127 → $134
11-Feb-14Initiated Prime Executions Buy $130
12-Nov-13Downgrade UBS Buy → Neutral $124
01-Oct-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $110 → $120
05-Aug-13Reiterated Stifel Buy $107 → $130
24-Jul-13Initiated Williams Capital Group Buy $132
31-May-13Reiterated UBS Buy $121 → $124
31-May-13Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $110 → $115
31-May-13Reiterated Argus Buy $115 → $125
28-May-13Reiterated Deutsche Bank Buy $110 → $120
03-May-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $105 → $110
16-Apr-13Initiated UBS Buy $121
02-Oct-12Reiterated Stifel Nicolaus Buy $100 → $107
19-Sep-12Reiterated Argus Buy $100 → $110
31-Aug-12Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $92 → $98
02-Jul-12Reiterated Stifel Nicolaus Buy $90 → $100
23-Oct-14 10:59PM  The holiday shopping wars has a new wrinkle Talking Numbers
04:51PM  Sam's Club: Case of soda, health insurance to go at CNBC
04:15PM  Why Costco Pays Its Retail Employees $20 An Hour Business Insider
12:00AM  Consumer Earnings Are Not Inspiring Holiday Shopping Confidence at Fox Business
22-Oct-14 05:18PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
01:04PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Financials EDGAR Online Financials
21-Oct-14 04:24PM  This sectors underperformance is a head scratcher Talking Numbers
17-Oct-14 03:26PM  Container Store pays workers on average $50,000 at USA TODAY
02:54PM  Stop Studying, Clean up the Ocean at Fox Business
08:13AM  Wal-Mart looks to bump all workers pay above minimum wage at MarketWatch
16-Oct-14 10:33AM  Google's big quarter: All about mobile, expansion at CNBC
15-Oct-14 06:08PM  Costco Enters Chinese Market via Alibaba's Tmall Global Zacks
05:29PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report EDGAR Online
05:15PM  [$$] Costco Execs Sold $4M in Stock Near Record High at Barrons.com
10:15AM  Insider Trading Alert - MW, COST And PF Traded By Insiders at TheStreet
07:59AM  Costco: new market, new model at Financial Times
14-Oct-14 06:49PM  Costco teams up with Alibaba Investor's Business Daily
04:39PM  [video] The Top Ten Stocks for Oct. 14 at Bloomberg
04:17PM  Costco Goes to China Without Opening a Single Store at BusinessWeek
01:06PM  Costco enters China through Alibabas e-commerce site at San Jose Mercury News
12:37PM  Costco to enter China through Alibaba's Tmall Reuters
11:00AM  [video] UBS initiates BABA buy at CNBC
10:30AM  Costco Rides Into China on Alibabas Shoulders at 24/7 Wall St.
09:50AM  Video: Why Costco Is Partnering With China's Alibaba at Investor's Business Daily
09:04AM  Big bank earnings mixed; Johnson & Johnson tops estimates; Costco to enter Chinese market Hot Stock Minute
08:23AM  Why Costco (COST) Stock Is Higher Today at TheStreet
08:07AM  [$$] Costco Makes First Foray Into China via Alibaba at The Wall Street Journal
07:53AM  Stocks rebound after selloff; Google challenges Amazon, McDonald's calls on a Myth Buster Hot Stock Minute
07:35AM  Costco makes first foray in China via Alibaba MarketWatch
07:35AM  Costco makes first foray in China via Alibaba at MarketWatch
05:58AM  Costco downgraded by Williams Capital Group Briefing.com
05:45AM  Costco enters China through Alibaba's Tmall Reuters
04:05AM  Costco Makes China Market Debut Through Alibaba Groups Tmall Global Platform Business Wire
12:01AM  [$$] Google Adopts Delivery-Service Model at The Wall Street Journal
13-Oct-14 04:47PM  Costco Sustains Sales Momentum amid Stiff Competition Zacks
05:00AM  Flu shots: It costs more to not get one MarketWatch
10-Oct-14 05:56PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
09-Oct-14 06:20PM  Fred's September Sales Gain 3% on Marketing Initiatives Zacks
05:27PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
05:06PM  Retailers Seek Port Labor Accord to Avoid Holiday Delays at Bloomberg
04:20PM  Sears Sees Volatile Day on Halted Vendor Shipment Buzz Zacks
03:52PM  Costco Has A Huge Advantage Over Wal-Mart And Target Business Insider
08-Oct-14 07:00PM  Cramer's warning after today's rally CNBC
07:00PM  [video] Cramer's warning after today's rally at CNBC
06:00PM  Cramer's rally concerns CNBC
05:20PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
05:14PM  Markets Rally On Fed Minutes, Alcoa Kicks Off Earnings Season With Strong Beat Benzinga
05:03PM  JC Penney and Costco are big market movers AP
04:30PM  Stocks Jump After Fed Minutes Morningstar
04:20PM  Taking Stock: Winners and Losers, Stock of the Day at Bloomberg
04:17PM  Back-To-School Seen Lifting September Retail Sales at Investor's Business Daily
03:37PM  U.S. Stocks Bounce Back as Fed Spurs Rally in S&P 500 Bloomberg
03:22PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Conference Call Highlights Benzinga
02:57PM  Costco Wholesale (COST) Earnings Report: Q4 2014 Conference Call Transcript at TheStreet
02:56PM  Analysts Say Costco Wholesale Corporation Margins Could Be Turning The Corner Benzinga
02:00PM  [$$] Costco Sprints Ahead as Other Retailers Struggle at Barrons.com
01:05PM  Costco Aims for a Younger Customer, Sells More Kale at BusinessWeek
12:54PM  Costco profit tops estimates for first time in 5 qtrs Reuters
12:51PM  [video] JC Penney cuts sales forecast at CNBC
12:28PM  [video]Back-to-School Discounts and Pleasant Fall Weather Lift Costco Sales at TheStreet
11:20AM  Sears Holding to Raise Fund by Selling Stake in Canada Unit Zacks
11:00AM  Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 11:00 am ET today CCBN
10:10AM  [video] Costco's bottom line flows through: Analyst at CNBC
09:05AM  Yum China sales not so yummy; Costco tops estimates; Symantec jumps on breakup talk Hot Stock Minute
08:19AM  #PreMarket Primer: Wednesday, October 8: IMF Cuts Global Growth Prospects, Puts A Damper On Wall Street Benzinga
08:03AM  Why Costco (COST) Stock Is Higher Today at TheStreet
08:00AM  Costco Q4 Earnings Beat on Comps Growth, Revenues Rise Zacks
07:59AM  Costco posts higher sales even as gasoline prices weaken at Fortune
07:57AM  Investors look to Fed minutes; Yum's profits slammed; Twitter sues U.S. Hot Stock Minute
07:35AM  [audio] Newscast: Fast-food chains cut the calories at MarketWatch
07:25AM  [video]Costco Beats Estimates; Ruby Tuesday Looks to Buck Trend at TheStreet
07:21AM  Story Stocks from Briefing.com Briefing.com
07:15AM  Costco Earnings Point to What Sears Aims to Be at 24/7 Wall St.
07:07AM  Q4 2014 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open CCBN
07:06AM  [$$] Costco Profit Rises 13% at The Wall Street Journal
06:29AM  Costco tops Street 4Q forecasts AP
06:07AM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements an EDGAR Online
06:01AM  5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sams Club at MarketWatch
05:30AM  Alcoa, Monsanto in focus as earnings season begins at MarketWatch
05:30AM  [video] Costco stock is 'fairly valued': Analyst at CNBC
04:31AM  Costco Same-Store Sales Up 6% in Last Quarter at 24/7 Wall St.
03:20AM  Costco fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates Reuters
03:10AM  Costco Profit Tops Estimates as Same-Store Sales Increase at Bloomberg
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Results and September Sales Results Marketwired
07-Oct-14 05:35PM  Earnings to watch: Costco, Alcoa & PepsiCo CNBC
05:35PM  [video] Earnings to watch: Costco, Alcoa & PepsiCo at CNBC
04:52PM  Dow Suffers Largest Daily Decline Since July, S&P 500 At 8-Week Lows On Global Growth Concerns Benzinga
03:27PM  [$$] Costco Looks Like an Uncertain Buy at The Wall Street Journal
11:31AM  [video]Must-See Charts: Costco Could Reach New High or Go Bust After Earnings at TheStreet
06:43AM  Ebola scare sends prepper kits flying off the shelves CNBC
06:43AM  [video] Ebola scare sends prepper kits flying off the shelves at CNBC
06-Oct-14 05:46PM  Wall Street Expects 6.4% Profit Growth On Sales Up 3.9% Investor's Business Daily
03:30PM  Breakup stocks CNBC
01:52PM  Deutsche Bank Raises Price Target On Costco Wholesale Corporation Benzinga
01:38PM  Costco Q4 Earnings Seen Rising 8.6% As Sales Miss at Investor's Business Daily
09:54AM  The Week Ahead Yahoo Finance Blogs
08:40AM  Will Costco (COST) Earnings Beat Estimates this Season? Zacks
06:57AM  US STOCKS-Futures higher early Monday, extending Friday's advance Reuters
05:52AM  King dollar question mark for earnings and stocks at CNBC
05-Oct-14 06:53PM  Earnings Expectations For The Week Of October 6: Alcoa Inc, PepsiCo, Inc. & More Benzinga
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
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
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorJan 15Sale116.074,000464,280908,048Jan 17 01:06 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJan 02Sale118.7160071,22628,709Jan 02 03:39 PM
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentJan 02Sale118.404,655551,16468,941Jan 03 05:55 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorDec 30Sale118.8610,0001,188,6350Jan 02 06:38 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorDec 30Sale118.691,900225,51829,076Jan 02 06:38 PM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorDec 16Sale117.928,000943,360915,294Dec 16 05:33 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPDec 02Sale124.1960074,51429,309Dec 02 06:02 PM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorNov 15Sale123.668,000989,280923,294Nov 15 06:34 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPNov 15Sale123.6660074,19729,909Nov 15 06:33 PM
BROTMAN JEFFREY HChairman of the BoardNov 15Sale124.3358,9467,328,597102,156Nov 18 05:37 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFONov 01Option Exercise40.6915,000610,35070,413Nov 04 04:13 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorNov 01Option Exercise34.7112,915448,28053,891Nov 04 04:13 PM
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentNov 01Sale118.934,000475,72273,596Nov 01 06:39 PM
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorNov 01Sale118.7612,9151,533,77540,976Nov 04 04:13 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFONov 01Sale119.1817,0812,035,75853,332Nov 04 04:13 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 31Sale118.112,081245,78755,413Oct 31 05:40 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOOct 29Sale118.537,289863,95855,587Oct 30 03:14 PM
PORTERA JOSEPH PExecutive VPOct 29Sale118.2914,9001,762,52112,000Oct 30 03:14 PM
LIBENSON RICHARD MDirectorOct 28Sale116.6511,3761,327,01039,278Oct 28 10:48 AM