Costco Wholesale (COST) - Stock Price & Dividends

Exchange: USA Stocks • Country: United States • Currency: USD • Type: Common Stock • ISIN: US22160K1051

Costco Wholesale Corporation, a leading retail company based in Issaquah, Washington, operates membership warehouses in numerous countries worldwide, such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The company provides a wide range of products, including branded and private-label items, spanning various categories like groceries, electronics, apparel, furniture, jewelry, and office supplies, among others.

In addition to its in-store offerings, Costco also provides additional services both in-person and online, such as gasoline stations, pharmacies, optical centers, food courts, and e-commerce platforms.

Established in 1976 under the name Costco Companies, Inc., the corporation rebranded as Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999, continuing its commitment to offering quality products and services to its members worldwide. For more information, visit their website at

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COST Stock Overview

Market Cap in USD 324,800m
Sector Consumer Defensive
Industry Discount Stores
GiC SubIndustry Consumer Staples Merchandise Retail
TER 0.00%
IPO / Inception 1993-09-22

COST Stock Ratings

Growth 5y 9.26
Fundamental 5.86
Dividend 8.53
Rel. Performance vs Sector 3.97
Analysts 4.06/5
Fair Price Momentum 807.39 USD
Fair Price DCF 391.02 USD

COST Dividends

Yield 12m 2.68%
Yield on Cost 5y 8.55%
Dividends CAGR 5y 30.09%
Payout Consistency 88.4%

COST Growth Ratios

Growth 12m 44.93%
Growth Correlation 12m 84%
Growth Correlation 3m 23%
CAGR 5y 26.03%
Sharpe Ratio 12m 2.17
Alpha vs SP500 12m 29.48
Beta vs SP500 5y weekly 0.57
ValueRay RSI 10.94
Volatility GJR Garch 1y 19.20%
Price / SMA 50 -2.61%
Price / SMA 200 15.31%
Current Volume 1846.2k
Average Volume 20d 1773.3k

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What is the price of COST stocks?
As of April 19, 2024, the stock is trading at USD 711.25 with a total of 1,846,176 shares traded.
Over the past week, the price has changed by -2.88%, over one month by -2.77%, over three months by +3.64% and over the past year by +47.46%.
What is the forecast for COST stock price target?
According to ValueRays Forecast Model, COST Costco Wholesale will be worth about 890.3 in April 2025. The stock is currently trading at 711.25. This means that the stock has a potential upside of +25.18%.
Issuer Forecast Upside
Wallstreet Target Price 780.2 9.69%
Analysts Target Price 595.3 -16.3%
ValueRay Target Price 890.3 25.2%

The Evolution and Market Presence of Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST)

History of Costco

Costco Wholesale Corp, known simply as Costco, embarked on its journey in 1976 when its first warehouse under the Price Club name opened in San Diego, California. This innovative concept was the brainchild of Sol Price and his son Robert. The original store was located in a converted airplane hangar and targeted small businesses and some non-business members. By 1983, James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman opened the first Costco in Seattle, setting the stage for a successful warehouse club model. This model focused on offering low prices on a limited selection of products in bulk quantities. In 1993, Costco merged with Price Club, significantly expanding its reach and operations, solidifying its position in the retail sector.

Core and Side Businesses

At its core, Costco operates membership warehouses based on a strategy of offering high-quality merchandise at costs consistently lower than traditional wholesale or retail outlets. Memberships are offered in various types, catering to both individual and business needs. Beyond its warehouse operations, Costco has diversified into ancillary businesses that include gas stations, pharmacies, optical dispensing centers, and food courts, further enhancing the value for its members. Another significant component of Costco's operations is its private label brand, Kirkland Signature, which offers a variety of products that often compete with national brands on both quality and price.

Current Market Status

As of 2023, Costco stands as a leading figure in the global retail industry, showing resilience and growth even in challenging economic conditions. With hundreds of warehouses worldwide, the company continues to expand, both in the United States and internationally. The NASDAQ-listed company (COST) has experienced a steady increase in stock value, reflecting its strong financial health and optimistic growth prospects. This enduring success can be attributed to Costco's relentless focus on quality, value, and the member experience, principles that have guided the company since its inception.