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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E27.06 EPS (ttm)4.47 Insider Own0.40% Shs Outstand438.30M Perf Week-0.53%
Market Cap53.02B Forward P/E23.51 EPS next Y5.15 Insider Trans-4.31% Shs Float434.69M Perf Month2.36%
Income1.98B PEG2.65 EPS next Q1.51 Inst Own74.40% Short Float1.05% Perf Quarter4.58%
Sales109.60B P/S0.48 EPS this Y19.00% Inst Trans-1.51% Short Ratio2.69 Perf Half Y4.20%
Book/sh26.90 P/B4.50 EPS next Y12.09% ROA6.20% Target Price121.64 Perf Year10.76%
Cash/sh16.60 P/C7.29 EPS next 5Y10.20% ROE17.40% 52W Range108.54 - 125.02 Perf YTD2.53%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF51.43 EPS past 5Y9.90% ROI12.90% 52W High-3.25% Beta0.55
Dividend %1.17% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y7.70% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low11.44% ATR1.10
Employees103000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q7.10% Oper. Margin2.80% RSI (14)61.95 Volatility0.63% 0.93%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.42 EPS Q/Q2.90% Profit Margin1.80% Rel Volume0.68 Prev Close120.97
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.42 EarningsMay 29 BMO Payout28.50% Avg Volume1.69M Price120.96
Recom2.10 SMA201.06% SMA502.55% SMA2004.34% Volume88,437 Change-0.01%
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
06-Oct-11Reiterated McAdams Wright Ragen Hold $80 → $85
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
12:29PM  Top 5 Food Store Chain Expansions For 2014 Benzinga
11:42AM  Why Costco (COST) Stock Is Falling Today at TheStreet
09:59AM  [video] Same store sales: COST, ANN & more at CNBC
09:57AM  Watch out for credit cards issued by retailers at USA TODAY
09:56AM  [audio] Newscast: Jobless claims fall sharply at MarketWatch
09:38AM  Europe a sideshow when it should be the main event at CNBC
07:01AM  Costco key sales metric climbs 5 pct. in July AP
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports July Sales Results Marketwired
12:11AM  Watch out for credit cards issued by retailers at USA TODAY
05-Aug-14 08:14PM  Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: It's Russia's Fault at TheStreet
07:48PM  Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: It's Russia's Fault at TheStreet
07:07PM  Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: It's Russia's Fault at TheStreet
06:29PM  Beware this bargain buy Talking Numbers
12:51PM  Williams-Sonoma, Home Depot Seen Leading Q3 Comps at Investor's Business Daily
12:31PM  5 Publicly Traded Companies Paying Above Minimum Wage In 2014 Benzinga
11:10AM  5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs) at MarketWatch
09:06AM  [video] Cramer: I'm not going to Target! at CNBC
04-Aug-14 06:07PM  Empty Holiday Shelves Hinge on 120 Los Angeles Truckers Bloomberg
08:53AM  Empty Holiday Shelves Hinge on 120 Los Angeles Truckers Bloomberg
12:00AM  Empty Holiday Shelves Hinge on 120 Los Angeles Truckers Bloomberg
30-Jul-14 12:00PM  Digital Media Rise Pushes Print Suppliers To The Brink And Beyond at Forbes
07:00AM  Cash Flow and Growth Prospects Give This Retailer a Rare Wide Moat Morningstar
07:00AM  A grim long-term outlook for retail workers at CNBC
29-Jul-14 05:45PM  [video] Stock Pops & Drops: T, GLW, COST, WYNN at CNBC
01:19PM  Goldman Adds Costco, Tosses Wal-Mart From Its Shopping Cart at Forbes
11:12AM  [video] Goldman Revises Walmart & Costco Call, Bernstein Bullish on Juniper at TheStreet
09:57AM  Wall Street Markets Edge Slightly Higher After a Spinoff Announcement at New York Times
09:57AM  Wall Street Markets Are Mixed After a Spinoff Announcement at New York Times
09:57AM  Wall Street Closes Lower, Pulled Down in Part by UPS at New York Times
09:57AM  Shares Decline as Weak Results From UPS Outweigh Telecommunications Strength at New York Times
09:56AM  Wall Street Markets Edge Higher After Strong Earnings at New York Times
08:49AM  [video] Cramer: Windstream interesting at CNBC
08:46AM  Why Costco Wholesale (COST) Stock Is Higher In Pre-Market Trading Today at TheStreet
08:15AM  How Beer and Garlic Breath Built Gordon Biersch at TheStreet
24-Jul-14 04:58PM  Wal-Mart is badly trailing the market Talking Numbers
04:46PM  Does Wal-Mart Have a Bright Future? at Wall St. Cheat Sheet
03:15PM  High Quality Stocks For Late Stage Bull Market (27 Stocks) at Seeking Alpha
23-Jul-14 04:32PM  Why Do We Watch the Dow Jones So Closely When its Makeup Makes No Sense? at Motley Fool
04:01PM  [video] Wawona Packing Recalls Fruit On Possible Listeria Contamination at TheStreet
08:19AM  Costco, Trader Joe's supplier recalls fresh fruit on listeria concerns at MarketWatch
22-Jul-14 05:52AM  Bad Times Continue To Hit Merck's Animal Health Segment at Seeking Alpha
21-Jul-14 05:32PM  Comparable Sales Wars: Costco, Sam's Club, Target at Motley Fool
01:30PM  For Grocers, it?s Time to Put Up or Shut Down at Fox Business
01:28PM  3 Reasons To Buy Costco On The Pullback at Seeking Alpha
12:00PM  3 Things You Didn't Know Costco Sold at Motley Fool
10:04AM  Will Better Sales Boost Costco Wholesale's Bottom Line? at Motley Fool
20-Jul-14 08:19AM  1 Big Reason Why Costco Dominates Its Peers at Motley Fool
18-Jul-14 11:06AM  Meet the new ice cream man: Uber at CNNMoney.com
17-Jul-14 05:32PM  Targets Digital Aggression Is Likely to Pay Off at Motley Fool
03:25PM  Will Costco's (COST) Positive Comps Reverse Earnings Miss? Zacks
11:23AM  Cold beer battle heats up in Indiana at CNNMoney.com
09:32AM  Is Costco's Growth Unstoppable? at Motley Fool
08:14AM  The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Tesla Motors, Ford Motor, China Automotive Systems, Costco Wholesale and Target Zacks
16-Jul-14 03:00PM  Costco Dominates Warehouse Retail on Decent Comparable Sales Zacks
01:04PM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Is Still on the Rise at Motley Fool
08:43AM  Wal-Mart Or Costco: Which Discount Retailer Is Best For Dividend Growth? at Seeking Alpha
15-Jul-14 04:31PM  Motivating Corporations To Do Good at New York Times
04:31PM  Motivating Corporations to Do Good at New York Times
04:31PM  The Do-Good Corporation at New York Times
03:15PM  Costco is Speaking to Me Yahoo Finance Blogs
12:16PM  Weak summer spending clips retail sales at USA TODAY
10:35AM  The Dollar Store Is Becoming A Legit Place For Food Shopping at BusinessWeek
10:35AM  The Dollar Store Is Becoming a Legit Place for Food Shopping at BusinessWeek
09:32AM  US retail sales tick up 0.2 percent in June AP
09:31AM  Retail sales up 0.2% in June at USA TODAY
09:07AM  Costco Is Distributing Enough Returns To Shareholders at Seeking Alpha
14-Jul-14 06:02PM  Costco's Global Expansion... With a Twist at Motley Fool
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
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
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
SINEGAL JAMES DDirectorSep 16Sale118.368,000946,880938,391Sep 16 07:44 PM