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Costco Wholesale Corporation
IndexS&P 500 P/E28.55 EPS (ttm)4.81 Insider Own0.50% Shs Outstand437.76M Perf Week-4.01%
Market Cap60.11B Forward P/E24.05 EPS next Y5.71 Insider Trans0.05% Shs Float434.29M Perf Month-0.84%
Income2.13B PEG2.75 EPS next Q1.18 Inst Own75.10% Short Float0.83% Perf Quarter9.25%
Sales114.49B P/S0.53 EPS this Y0.40% Inst Trans0.70% Short Ratio1.71 Perf Half Y18.76%
Book/sh28.11 P/B4.88 EPS next Y10.15% ROA6.40% Target Price144.68 Perf Year17.69%
Cash/sh16.71 P/C8.22 EPS next 5Y10.38% ROE17.60% 52W Range108.27 - 146.82 Perf YTD16.69%
Dividend1.42 P/FCF42.72 EPS past 5Y13.50% ROI12.10% 52W High-5.10% Beta0.54
Dividend %1.03% Quick Ratio0.60 Sales past 5Y9.50% Gross Margin12.60% 52W Low28.69% ATR2.18
Employees112000 Current Ratio1.20 Sales Q/Q9.30% Oper. Margin2.90% RSI (14)52.45 Volatility2.62% 1.45%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq0.41 EPS Q/Q12.90% Profit Margin1.80% Rel Volume1.13 Prev Close137.31
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq0.41 EarningsDec 10 BMO Payout29.30% Avg Volume2.12M Price139.33
Recom2.00 SMA20-0.94% SMA503.04% SMA20014.71% Volume2,391,501 Change1.47%
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
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
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01:42PM  Costco Quarterly Growth Better Than Rivals at Investor's Business Daily
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11:00AM  Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 11:00 am ET today CCBN
10:01AM  Costco's bright future CNBC
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09:22AM  US STOCKS-Wall St to open slightly lower after choppy session Reuters
09:10AM  Cramer: Costco superior retailer in America CNBC
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09:00AM  The S&P 500 bounces 26 points
08:49AM  Costco quarterly profit tops estimates Reuters
08:21AM  Costco Profits Fueled by Low Gas Prices at The Wall Street Journal
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07:53AM  Costco (COST) Stock Higher Today After Quarterly Earnings Beat at TheStreet
07:50AM  Costco Earnings Up on Increase in Membership Fees, New All-Time High in Sight at 24/7 Wall St.
07:21AM  Stocks sink; Oil resumes slide; OPEC slashes demand outlook for 2015 Hot Stock Minute
07:07AM  Q1 2015 Costco Wholesale Corp Earnings Release - Before Market Open CCBN
06:53AM  Costco Profit Rises 17% at The Wall Street Journal
06:08AM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements an EDGAR Online
05:50AM  Costco retail sales benefiting from cheaper fuel? CNBC
05:05AM  Costco tops Street 1Q forecasts AP
03:19AM  Costco profit rises 17 percent Reuters
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Results Marketwired
01:28AM  Cheaper Fuel Pumps Up Costco at The Wall Street Journal
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05:27PM  COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP /NEW Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers EDGAR Online
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10:31AM  Jefferies Raises Costco Wholesale Price Target Benzinga
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Dec-04-14 06:23PM  Costco, Gap Lead Solid November Holiday Start at Investor's Business Daily
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05:00PM  U.S. retailers' November same-store sales Reuters
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11:28AM  Why Costcos Monthly Sales Accelerated Again Yahoo Finance Blogs
10:01AM  Dollar General & Family Dollar happening? CNBC
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09:00AM  Sears surprises; Costco sales soar; Aeropostale warns Hot Stock Minute
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07:37AM  Wall Street gets a European disappointment; Jobless claims fall; Sears beats Hot Stock Minute
03:01AM  Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports November Sales Results Marketwired
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02:37PM  November Retail Sales Seen Hurt By Black Friday Drag at Investor's Business Daily
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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
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
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