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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E30.56 EPS (ttm)4.65 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand437.76M Perf Week2.06%
Market Cap62.21B Forward P/E24.90 EPS next Y5.71 Insider Trans-0.68% Shs Float434.30M Perf Month8.00%
Income2.06B PEG2.74 EPS next Q1.08 Inst Own75.10% Short Float0.88% Perf Quarter17.68%
Sales112.64B P/S0.55 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans0.72% Short Ratio1.90 Perf Half Y23.55%
Book/sh28.11 P/B5.06 EPS next Y10.56% ROA6.40% Target Price136.61 Perf Year14.65%
Cash/sh16.71 P/C8.51 EPS next 5Y11.14% ROE17.60% 52W Range108.27 - 140.88 Perf YTD20.78%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF44.22 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High0.88% Beta0.52
Dividend %1.00% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low31.27% ATR1.60
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q9.30% Oper. Margin2.90% RSI (14)76.57 Volatility1.22% 1.10%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.41 EPS Q/Q12.90% Profit Margin1.80% Rel Volume0.72 Prev Close139.75
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.41 EarningsDec 11 BMO Payout28.40% Avg Volume2.02M Price142.12
Recom2.00 SMA203.39% SMA508.36% SMA20018.71% Volume1,442,598 Change1.70%
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
Sep-19-12Reiterated Argus Buy $100 → $110
Aug-31-12Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $92 → $98
Nov-28-14 02:23PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Ex EDGAR Online
Nov-27-14 08:16PM  Why a big Black Friday wont actually boost retail stocks Talking Numbers
06:49AM  US retailers prepare for Black Friday bumper sales at Financial Times
Nov-26-14 02:32PM  Why Losing Costco Would Matter for American Express; Discover Sues Visa at
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05:00AM  Cheat sheet: Retailers' Black Friday openings at CNBC
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07:22AM  Greenwoods Todd Says Wal-Mart Shares Under the Radar (Audio) at Bloomberg
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07:00PM  Oil Boom Triggering Cowboy Shortage Across Canada at Bloomberg
04:26PM  The Top Ten Stocks for Nov. 24 at Bloomberg
04:22PM  Taking Stock: Wal-Mart Round Table at Bloomberg
01:05PM  Wish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays AP
11:15AM  Big box stores' big problem? They're just 'average' at CNBC
09:05AM  What We're Trading Yahoo Finance Blogs
07:59AM  Early Movers: UTX, VZ, TSLA, LGA, RNA & more at CNBC
Nov-21-14 12:32PM  Black Friday preview: KORS, NKE, BBY & more CNBC
Nov-20-14 06:00PM  Cramer: Stock market's a long-term contest CNBC
12:06PM  Pros eye next catalyst CNBC
07:15AM  Best Buy still a buy after earnings beat: Pro CNBC
06:00AM  A Retail Playbook for How the Small Can Survive the Age of Amazon at BusinessWeek
Nov-19-14 12:00PM  The trade on big box retailers CNBC
10:01AM  Target Q3 Earnings Surpass Estimates on Upbeat U.S. Sales Zacks
Nov-18-14 10:45PM  Is there demand for fuel-cell cars? CNBC
03:18PM  Shoppers beware: Pay attention to prices... not sales CNBC
01:54PM  Lowest prices not on Black Friday? CNBC
Nov-17-14 06:00PM  Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving? at USA TODAY
10:03AM  Low oil price energises consumer discretionary stocks in the US at Financial Times
10:02AM  Taking Stock: Macquarie Analysts on Holiday Spending at Bloomberg
Nov-16-14 10:11PM  Will Old Man Winter freeze retail? Talking Numbers
Nov-14-14 06:24PM  Retail therapy: Is this stock on sale? Talking Numbers
05:36PM  Friday's Market Glimpse... Yahoo Finance Blogs
07:00AM  This Wide-Moat Retailer's Strengths Persist Despite Headwinds Morningstar
Nov-13-14 04:36PM  Nordstrom posts solid third quarter at USA TODAY
04:35PM  Today's Market Overview. Yahoo Finance Blogs
03:41PM  Retail ETFs Hitting Highs Ahead Of Holidays Benzinga
12:00PM  Week of Nov. 3rd Halftime highlights CNBC
10:19AM  Walmart's Growing Competition Eats its Sales of Low-Priced Food at TheStreet
Nov-12-14 01:45PM  Sensitive Wal-Mart Memo Leaked Ahead Of Q3 Earnings at Investor's Business Daily
01:40PM  Baidu Unit Announces Strategic Alliance with LightInTheBox Zacks
01:10PM  Alibaba Hits $9B Singles' Day Sales; Tops Black Friday '13 Zacks
09:01AM  Cramer: Why own Macy's? CNBC
Nov-11-14 07:12PM  Competition in retail space heats up at Financial Times
12:03PM  How Costco is Crushing the Competition Yahoo Finance Blogs
10:42AM  Bob Craves, Costco Manager Who Sent Poor to College, Dies at 72 at Bloomberg
Nov-10-14 05:45PM  Cato's (CATO) Key Sales Metrics for October Improved 2% Zacks
05:35PM  Costco's Comparable-Store Sales for October Beat Estimates Zacks
05:22PM  [video] Jack Ma Speaks at WSJD Live at MarketWatch
05:11PM  Baidu Links With China E-Tailer To Take On Alibaba at Investor's Business Daily
01:20PM  AmEx Costco Card Seen as Crown Jewel Worth 15 Cents EPS at Bloomberg
10:26AM  Ready, set, shop! Alibaba gears up for Singles' Day at CNBC
10:15AM  Insider Trading Alert - BEE, COST And KLAC Traded By Insiders at TheStreet
Nov-09-14 07:22PM  Why Walmart remains optimistic on China CNBC
Nov-07-14 03:08PM  Shopping apps offer cash back at the grocery store AP
Nov-06-14 06:22PM  Lull At The Mall Just Retail's Calm Before Christmas? at Investor's Business Daily
02:24PM  Costco Weighs Dropping AmEx as U.S. Card Partner Bloomberg
01:54PM  Le Divorce: Will Costco Dump American Express? at
01:15PM  Midday movers: Kate Spade, Apple, Hospira & more at CNBC
12:20PM  Don't buy retail yet: Pro CNBC
11:17AM  Costco may replace American Express in US: Report at CNBC
11:06AM  [$$] Costco Buoys October Retail Sales at The Wall Street Journal
10:35AM  U.S. retailers' October same-store sales results Reuters
08:19AM  Costco's same-store sales rise 4 percent AP
08:08AM  Will Costco (COST) Stock be Affected if it Drops American Express (AXP) as its Credit Card Issuer? at TheStreet
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports October Sales Results Marketwired
Nov-05-14 09:40PM  J.C. Penney to open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving at USA TODAY
06:26PM  Monotype Gets Its Font Tech Deeper Into Advertising at Investor's Business Daily
06:00PM  Cramer: Election bullish; What to buy CNBC
05:59PM  Costco Said to Weigh Dropping AmEx as U.S. Card Partner at Bloomberg
02:48PM  October Retail Sales Likely Hurt By Shopping Lull at Investor's Business Daily
01:46PM  Leggett Attains 52-Week High on Strong Q3 Earnings Zacks
01:28PM  Clorox Rides on Sturdy Performance, Hits 52-Week High Zacks
Nov-04-14 06:09PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, All Time Highs, and ETF All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
11:25AM  Deutsche Bank On Costco: October Sales To Be 'Solid' Benzinga
09:28AM  Cramer's Mad Dash: Ackman impacting HLF CNBC
Nov-01-14 07:00AM  5 ways to cut health care costs in retirement at USA TODAY
Oct-31-14 03:19PM  What's open on Thanksgiving, and what isn't at
Oct-30-14 06:00PM  Cramer: Apologies owed on Wall Street CNBC
03:26PM  How to avoid Amazon and still get deals at USA TODAY
07:34AM  Why it won't be a happy holiday for retail workers Yahoo Finance
05:00AM  'Fast Money' Recap: Goodbye to QE, Hello Financial Stocks at TheStreet
Oct-29-14 06:00PM  Cramer: Bubble in equities? Oh please CNBC
04:03PM  Costco isn't the only store closed on Thanksgiving day at
01:15PM  Tigress Financial Partners Downgrades Costco Benzinga
01:15PM  [video] Costco employees have Thanksgiving off at
12:58PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial Sta EDGAR Online
Oct-28-14 04:44PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Marketwired
04:40PM  Chain-Store Sales Pick Up Pace Ahead Of Halloween at Investor's Business Daily
10:02AM  Costco: Our employees 'deserve' Thanksgiving off at
Oct-27-14 12:43PM  [$$] Gas-Price Drop Pumps Up Costco at The Wall Street Journal
Oct-23-14 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
Oct-22-14 05:18PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
01:04PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Financials EDGAR Online Financials
Oct-21-14 04:24PM  This sectors underperformance is a head scratcher Talking Numbers
Oct-17-14 03:26PM  Container Store pays workers on average $50,000 at USA TODAY
02:54PM  Stop Studying, Clean up the Ocean at Fox Business
Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
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
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
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 14Sale114.5415,1641,736,83550,168Mar 17 11:11 AM
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