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COST
Costco Wholesale Corporation
NASDAQ
731.59
Open 728 Prev Close 731.31
High 732.90 Low 726.54
Volume 2,107,670 Volume (Avg) 2,111,599
52 Week High 387.31 52 Week Low 269.07
Market Cap 142.9B PE Ratio 47.74

Shares Stats

Shares Outstanding442,534,016
Shares Float441,254,862
Shares Short4,212,513
Insider Holdings22%
Institution Holdings70.04%

About Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, Spain, France, Iceland, China, and Taiwan. It offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company provides dry and packaged foods, and groceries; snack foods, candies, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio products; meat, bakery, and deli products, as well as produce; and apparel and small appliances. It also operates pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers, as well as 615 gas stations; and offers business delivery, travel, same-day grocery, and various other services online in various countries. As of October 07, 2020, the company operated 796 warehouses, including 552 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 102 in Canada, 39 in Mexico, 29 in the United Kingdom, 27 in Japan, 16 in South Korea, 13 in Taiwan, 12 in Australia, 3 in Spain, 1 in Iceland, 1 in France, and 1 in China. It also operates e-commerce websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

General

NameCostco Wholesale Corporation
TickerCOST
ExchangeNASDAQ
SectorConsumer Defensive
IndustryDiscount Stores
CurrencyUSD
CountryUSA
Fiscal Year EndSeptember
Full Time Employees156,000

Highlights

Analyst Target380.77
Market Cap142,929,641,472
PE Ratio47.74
PEG Ratio3.40
EBITDA8,173,000,192

Financials

Profit Margin0.02
Return on Assets0.08
Return on Equity0.27
Revenue178,626,002,944
Earnings Per Share9.78
Revenue Per Share403.35
Gross Profit21,930,000,000
Quarterly Revenue Growth0.15

Valuation

Trailing PE33.03
Forward PE32.05
Price/Sales (Trailing 12 Mt.)0.82
Price/Book (Most Recent Quarter)9.51

Dividend

Costco Wholesale Corporation pays out a dividend of $2.80 per share, with a dividend yield of 0.54%.

COST's last dividend payment was made to shareholders on February 19, 2021.

They pay out 101.09% of their earnings out as a dividend.

Recent Dividends

Feb 16, 2024$1.02
Jan 12, 2024$15
Nov 17, 2023$1.02
Sep 8, 2023$1.02
May 19, 2023$1.02
Feb 17, 2023$0.90
Nov 10, 2022$0.90
Aug 12, 2022$0.90
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