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COST [NASD]
Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E28.30 EPS (ttm)4.47 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand438.30M Perf Week0.43%
Market Cap55.44B Forward P/E24.61 EPS next Y5.14 Insider Trans-4.31% Shs Float434.70M Perf Month4.87%
Income1.98B PEG2.77 EPS next Q1.52 Inst Own74.40% Short Float1.00% Perf Quarter9.12%
Sales109.60B P/S0.51 EPS this Y19.00% Inst Trans-1.57% Short Ratio2.50 Perf Half Y12.46%
Book/sh26.90 P/B4.70 EPS next Y11.84% ROA6.20% Target Price123.74 Perf Year7.83%
Cash/sh16.60 P/C7.62 EPS next 5Y10.20% ROE17.40% 52W Range108.54 - 127.32 Perf YTD7.20%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF53.77 EPS past 5Y9.90% ROI12.90% 52W High-0.21% Beta0.52
Dividend %1.12% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y7.70% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low17.05% ATR1.13
Employees103000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q7.10% Oper. Margin2.80% RSI (14)71.41 Volatility0.85% 0.86%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.42 EPS Q/Q2.90% Profit Margin1.80% Rel Volume2.24 Prev Close126.48
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.42 EarningsOct 08 BMO Payout28.50% Avg Volume1.73M Price127.05
Recom2.00 SMA202.52% SMA505.38% SMA2009.45% Volume1,326,726 Change0.45%
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
14-Jun-12Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $89 → $92
30-May-12Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $85 → $89
28-Feb-12Initiated Oppenheimer Perform $90
07-Dec-11Initiated UBS Neutral $87
19-Sep-14 06:23AM  Why youre paying more for these 8 luxury items at MarketWatch
18-Sep-14 04:01PM  The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market 24/7 Wall St.
02:47PM  Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores at MarketWatch
02:30PM  Costco Canada to End American Express Card Ties in 2015 Zacks
02:14PM  Capital One Said to Replace AmEx as Costco Canada Issuer at Bloomberg
11:07AM  [video] Costco to Stop Accepting American Express in Canada at Bloomberg
12:44AM  Vale CEO: Iron ore prices will rise by year-end CNBC
12:36AM  Costco to stop accepting AmEx cards in Canada from January Reuters
17-Sep-14 09:01PM  Costco Stores in Canada to Stop Taking American Express at Bloomberg
05:01PM  Alibaba is a phenom just not in America Yahoo Finance
12:41PM  [video] Options Update: How to Play Costco at Bloomberg
11:31AM  Why Alibaba is a phenom--just not in America Yahoo Finance
07:57AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Aetna, Costco Wholesale, Target, Wal-Mart Stores and Burlington Stores Zacks
16-Sep-14 02:40PM  Costco Sustains Sales Momentum Amid Intense Competition Zacks
12:56PM  How Temp Workers Are Padding the Countrys Unemployment Rate at TheStreet
07:37AM  American Woodmark, Fred's, Costco Wholesale, Target and Wal-Mart Stores highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Zacks
15-Sep-14 03:27PM  Costco: New home for affluent? CNBC
03:27PM  [video] Costco: New home for affluent? at CNBC
02:50PM  Costco Lures Budgetary Consumers, Competition Still a Factor Zacks
10:55AM  [video] Citigroup Initiates Costco, Walmart & Target With Clear Favorite at TheStreet
09:38AM  How Will Costco (COST) Stock Be Affected By This Coverage Initiation? at TheStreet
09:30AM  Monday retail action: Target, Apple & more CNBC
09:30AM  [video] Monday retail action: Target, Apple & more at CNBC
03:59AM  Thai Union scoops up Norway's King Oscar at Financial Times
14-Sep-14 06:48AM  Retailers already wooing holiday shoppers at USA TODAY
12-Sep-14 06:41PM  Cramer: This stock facing a 'real turnaround' at CNBC
03:30PM  Savings Alert: Living Social offers Costco membership deal Consumer Reports
03:30PM  Join Costco and save big on membership Consumer Reports
12:58PM  I Feel Bullish on Costco Due to its Business Model Gurufocus
11-Sep-14 12:34PM  How Jessica Alba is turning Honest Company into a billion-dollar baby Yahoo Finance
10-Sep-14 09:08PM  Acosta, Inc. (New) -- Moody's assigns Caa1 Rating to Notes at Acosta, Inc. (New) at Moody's
09-Sep-14 02:21PM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
11:12AM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
07:33AM  Royal Caribbean Cruises, King Digital Entertainment, Costco Wholesale, Rite Aid and L Brands highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day Zacks
01:43AM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
01:03AM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
12:17AM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
08-Sep-14 11:21PM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
08:26PM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Natural Foods Company Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
07:52PM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
05:47PM  [$$] General Mills to Buy Annie's at The Wall Street Journal
05:08PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
02:05PM  Costco Rises as Comparable Sales for August Beat Estimates Zacks
08:40AM  Cato August Comps Rise 3% on Improved Economic Scenario Zacks
07-Sep-14 08:15AM  10 best companies for high school grads at USA TODAY
05-Sep-14 06:13PM  Today's Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
11:26AM  The Difference Between Europe and Us at TheStreet
07:03AM  The 10 best companies for high school grads at CNBC
07:02AM  [video] Best job opportunities for high school grads at CNBC
04-Sep-14 05:28PM  Today's Market Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs Yahoo Finance Blogs
12:45PM  Midday movers: Allergan, BP, Tesla Motors & more at CNBC
12:31PM  Back-To-School Buying Spree Lifts August Retail Sales at Investor's Business Daily
12:28PM  [audio] Newscast: Stocks up, Costco leads retail sales at MarketWatch
11:43AM  Home Depot CEO says probe into possible data breach continues at MarketWatch
09:49AM  Costco Same-Store Sales: What Wall Street's Saying at TheStreet
09:48AM  U.S. retailers' August same-store sales Reuters
09:16AM  Will This Price Target Increase Help Costco (COST) Stock Today? at TheStreet
06:45AM  Costco posts 7 percent jump in same-store sales AP
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports August, Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Sales Results Marketwired
03-Sep-14 02:22PM  [$$] Costco to Settle Clean Air Act Charges at The Wall Street Journal
01:38PM  [$$] Costco to Pay $335,000 to Settle Clean Air Act Charges at The Wall Street Journal
12:59PM  Costco is fined, to fix refrigerant leaks in Clean Air Act case Reuters
10:23AM  Will Costco (COST) Stock Be Helped By This Analyst Upgrade Today? at TheStreet
02-Sep-14 09:10AM  Big Lots Falls Despite Q2 Earnings Beat and Comps Growth Zacks
08:15AM  [video] Costco's Online Sales Sluggish, Seek Boost: Chart of the Day at TheStreet
01-Sep-14 09:44AM  We Can't Reduce Inequality By Forcing WalMart To Pay Like Costco at Forbes
31-Aug-14 08:25AM  Who's Going To Shop At Sears? Benzinga
28-Aug-14 02:55PM  [$$] Sprouts Is Naturally a Top Choice at Barrons.com
27-Aug-14 12:53PM  Best Buy: Problems And Potential Benzinga
26-Aug-14 04:43PM  3 reasons to give Best Buy another chance at MarketWatch
25-Aug-14 10:40AM  [video] Changing face of retail at CNBC
10:15AM  Insider Trading Alert - WLP, COST And COF Traded By Insiders at TheStreet
24-Aug-14 08:02AM  Newegg Is New Entrant In the Same-Day Delivery Field at Investor's Business Daily
19-Aug-14 05:48AM  2015 Audi A3 has lots of tech -- in odd proportions at USA TODAY
18-Aug-14 04:29PM  Wal-Mart could have a massive new problem Talking Numbers
08:59AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Costco Wholesale, Target, Wal-Mart Stores, Burlington Stores and McGraw Hill Financial Zacks
15-Aug-14 02:50PM  Costco Dominates Warehouse Retail on Decent Comparable Sales Zacks
10:57AM  Yes, Costco (and Other Retailers) Can Compete With Amazon at TheStreet
14-Aug-14 05:00PM  Big Lots Adds More Brands to Food Assortment to Drive Sales Zacks
04:28PM  Americans arent shoppingheres what that means Talking Numbers
04:02PM  [video] Why Doesnt Wal-Mart Copy Costcos Strategy? at Bloomberg
02:19PM  Why Jim Cramer Says Avoid Retail Stocks, Including Walmart (WMT) at TheStreet
12:53PM  [video] Jim Cramer Says Avoid Retail Stocks, Including Walmart at TheStreet
10:42AM  'It's sad...pitiful': Howard Davidowitz weighs in on Walmart's latest disappointment Yahoo Finance
10:12AM  Wal-Mart Shares Look Undervalued Morningstar
10:00AM  [video] Wal-Mart's earnings story at CNBC
09:08AM  [video] Cramer: Amazon wrecking margins at CNBC
13-Aug-14 02:05PM  [video] Teen girls like Abercrombie & Urban: Epner at CNBC
01:17PM  Retail Sales Disappoint: What Did We Buy in July? at The Wall Street Journal
11-Aug-14 02:50PM  Costco Falls Modestly As Comparable Sales Miss Expectation Zacks
01:55PM  Cato Reports 4% Increase in July Comps, Provides Q2 Outlook Zacks
08-Aug-14 05:33PM  [video] Can the consumer save the rally? at CNBC
04:07PM  Week in Tech: Instant Amazon delivery, unsubscribe in Gmail at USA TODAY
10:21AM  Acosta Holdco, Inc. -- Moody's assigns B2 CFR to acquirer of Acosta; outlook negative at Moody's
07-Aug-14 08:47PM  Watch out for credit cards issued by retailers at USA TODAY
08:28PM  In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care Services New York Times
02:28PM  Amazon, Google Squaring Off in Same-Day Delivery Battle at 24/7 Wall St.
01:10PM  [$$] Costco Mutes July's Retail Sales Gains at The Wall Street Journal
12:36PM  Brighter Jobs Picture, Deals Fuel Retail July Sales at Investor's Business Daily
12:29PM  [$$] Costco Undershoots July Retailer Gains at The Wall Street Journal
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 offers candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, cameras, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and meat, bakery, deli, and produce. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, one-hour photo centers, and hearing aid centers; and travel businesses. In addition, it provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of March 6, 2014, it operated 649 warehouses, including 462 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the United Kingdom, 18 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, 9 in Korea, and 5 in Australia. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company 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 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
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 14Option Exercise40.6912,000488,28062,168Mar 17 11:11 AM
JELINEK W CRAIGPresident and CEOMar 14Option Exercise34.7141,4441,438,521278,672Mar 17 11:07 AM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFOMar 14Sale114.5415,1641,736,83550,168Mar 17 11:11 AM
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentMar 14Sale114.003,000342,00065,941Mar 14 02:05 PM
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
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
McKay John DExecutive Vice PresidentJan 02Sale118.404,655551,16468,941Jan 03 05:55 PM
LAZARUS FRANZ EExecutive VPJan 02Sale118.7160071,22628,709Jan 02 03:39 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
JAMES HAMILTON EDirectorNov 01Option Exercise34.7112,915448,28053,891Nov 04 04:13 PM
GALANTI RICHARD AExecutive VP and CFONov 01Option Exercise40.6915,000610,35070,413Nov 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
PETTERSON DAVID SPrincipal Accounting OfficerOct 25Sale115.953,905452,78537,534Oct 25 04:12 PM
PETTERSON DAVID SPrincipal Accounting OfficerOct 24Sale116.142,500290,35041,439Oct 25 12:13 PM
LIBENSON RICHARD MDirectorOct 24Sale116.679,7911,142,31650,654Oct 25 12:12 PM
PETTERSON DAVID SPrincipal Accounting OfficerOct 22Sale117.092,500292,72543,939Oct 24 11:19 AM
ZOOK DENNIS RExecutive VPOct 16Sale116.3710,0001,163,70037,110Oct 17 11:44 AM
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorOct 15Sale115.768,000926,080930,391Oct 17 11:50 AM