Costco Wholesale

COST-Q

NASDAQ:COST

373.43
0.62 (0.17%)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is the largest American membership-only warehouse club.
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Analysis and Opinions about COST-Q

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BUY
BUY
November 23, 2020
An essential retailer during lockdowns and was among the first to demand customers wear a mask. Seasonality suggests a strong holiday season for them starting now. They are improving their e-commerce operation, too.
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November 23, 2020
An essential retailer during lockdowns and was among the first to demand customers wear a mask. Seasonality suggests a strong holiday season for them starting now. They are improving their e-commerce operation, too.
HOLD
HOLD
November 17, 2020
The pandemic drove grocery sales. This has had a great year and just rewarded shareholders with a special dividend. Hold onto this because it will continue to perform for years to come.
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November 17, 2020
The pandemic drove grocery sales. This has had a great year and just rewarded shareholders with a special dividend. Hold onto this because it will continue to perform for years to come.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 30, 2020
(A Top Pick Aug 07/20, Up 6%) Continues to like it. An all-weather stock. Nothing has stopped their trajectory so regardless of the risks in the market, they have done well. They take very low margins which is great for consumers who can buy at rock-bottom prices. There is also less labour because it is a warehouse style store. A great business model.
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October 30, 2020
(A Top Pick Aug 07/20, Up 6%) Continues to like it. An all-weather stock. Nothing has stopped their trajectory so regardless of the risks in the market, they have done well. They take very low margins which is great for consumers who can buy at rock-bottom prices. There is also less labour because it is a warehouse style store. A great business model.
BUY
BUY
October 14, 2020
If Biden wins COST has enough money on its books to pay a huge special dividend. With Biden winning, dividend taxes may rise, which would sput COST to pay their special dividend sooner than later.
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October 14, 2020
If Biden wins COST has enough money on its books to pay a huge special dividend. With Biden winning, dividend taxes may rise, which would sput COST to pay their special dividend sooner than later.
BUY
BUY
October 9, 2020
Part of his Fear Factor portfolio of stocks that will thrive with or without government stimulus during Covid If you must shop in person, Costco has the safest, toughest policies, which demand you wear a mask, plus they offer the widest aisles for social distancing.
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Part of his Fear Factor portfolio of stocks that will thrive with or without government stimulus during Covid If you must shop in person, Costco has the safest, toughest policies, which demand you wear a mask, plus they offer the widest aisles for social distancing.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
September 25, 2020

It reported great numbers yesterday. New customers will stick with them after Covid. Analysts keep underestimating the staying power of these Covid stocks. The stock went down after strong earnings, because analysts are skeptical about the duration of the pandemic. Memberships rise 5% annually. They have excellent managers who pay their staff well. With colder weather, their patio heaters will sell well, he predicts, because Costco sells it cheaper than Amazon. Let's face it: America has royally screwed up controlling the virus, so expects these Covid stocks to endure.

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September 25, 2020

It reported great numbers yesterday. New customers will stick with them after Covid. Analysts keep underestimating the staying power of these Covid stocks. The stock went down after strong earnings, because analysts are skeptical about the duration of the pandemic. Memberships rise 5% annually. They have excellent managers who pay their staff well. With colder weather, their patio heaters will sell well, he predicts, because Costco sells it cheaper than Amazon. Let's face it: America has royally screwed up controlling the virus, so expects these Covid stocks to endure.

BUY
BUY
September 23, 2020

COST vs. WMT vs. AMZN Good management team, good long-term grower. Strategic, smart decisions. Walmart just jumps around too much. They should stick to their knitting, but instead management is always trying to play catch up in different arenas. But, quite frankly, the one to own in this space is Amazon.

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September 23, 2020

COST vs. WMT vs. AMZN Good management team, good long-term grower. Strategic, smart decisions. Walmart just jumps around too much. They should stick to their knitting, but instead management is always trying to play catch up in different arenas. But, quite frankly, the one to own in this space is Amazon.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
September 18, 2020
Wait for weakness. They keep delivering strong numbers, but also those are baked into the stock price. It often goes down after the quarterly report, even when it outperforms peers. He's hoping for a special dividend.
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September 18, 2020
Wait for weakness. They keep delivering strong numbers, but also those are baked into the stock price. It often goes down after the quarterly report, even when it outperforms peers. He's hoping for a special dividend.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 9, 2020
With Covid, we all changed our habits. Has taken a lot of market share from small businesses. People want to shop once, in a big space. Everything's under one roof. Likes the membership plan and services like travel and delivery. Trading at an expensive 36x, but not a lot of businesses are comparable. Yield is 0.82%. (Analysts’ price target is $353.79)
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September 9, 2020
With Covid, we all changed our habits. Has taken a lot of market share from small businesses. People want to shop once, in a big space. Everything's under one roof. Likes the membership plan and services like travel and delivery. Trading at an expensive 36x, but not a lot of businesses are comparable. Yield is 0.82%. (Analysts’ price target is $353.79)
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 21, 2020
Best retailer to invest in. He would hold off in investing in any of them right now. Large cap retailers are capturing market share and growing revenues. However, it's not going to last forever and the valuation has climbed up very quickly. Longer-term they are great retail franchises but expensive right now.
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Best retailer to invest in. He would hold off in investing in any of them right now. Large cap retailers are capturing market share and growing revenues. However, it's not going to last forever and the valuation has climbed up very quickly. Longer-term they are great retail franchises but expensive right now.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 7, 2020
A great all-weather company. Revenue has always remained stable going back 20 years. The stock cannot lose. The value proposition for customers is hard to argue. The gross margin is very low compared to peer groups. Retention rates are at 90%. Their e-commerce segment is also growing at 75%. (Analysts’ price target is $336.46)
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A great all-weather company. Revenue has always remained stable going back 20 years. The stock cannot lose. The value proposition for customers is hard to argue. The gross margin is very low compared to peer groups. Retention rates are at 90%. Their e-commerce segment is also growing at 75%. (Analysts’ price target is $336.46)
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
June 18, 2020
Sobeys had an 18% increase in earnings even after the extra cost of front line workers. A lot of people are flocking to local supermarkets. As people become more comfortable wearing masks, visits to Costco will become much more meaningful. Longer term this company is effectively a tax on consumption. He prefers other options and would prefer to see this one a little bit cheaper.
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Sobeys had an 18% increase in earnings even after the extra cost of front line workers. A lot of people are flocking to local supermarkets. As people become more comfortable wearing masks, visits to Costco will become much more meaningful. Longer term this company is effectively a tax on consumption. He prefers other options and would prefer to see this one a little bit cheaper.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 15, 2020
There is more growth coming as people are scared to go to restaurants. They care about their shareholders and there are years and years of growth ahead for their stores. (Analysts’ price target is $319.28)
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There is more growth coming as people are scared to go to restaurants. They care about their shareholders and there are years and years of growth ahead for their stores. (Analysts’ price target is $319.28)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 9, 2020

A defensive, low-beta name. COST hasn't participated in the current rally, but are a dominant name. Their membership renewal rates rate 90%. Their strategy is to sell high-quality goods at reasonable prices attracts customers. Also, they carry 3,700 items vs. 147,000 items at Walmart, so Costco can leverage their buying power. In a post-pandemic world, retail heavyweights like this will capture more market share. (Analysts’ price target is $319.28)

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A defensive, low-beta name. COST hasn't participated in the current rally, but are a dominant name. Their membership renewal rates rate 90%. Their strategy is to sell high-quality goods at reasonable prices attracts customers. Also, they carry 3,700 items vs. 147,000 items at Walmart, so Costco can leverage their buying power. In a post-pandemic world, retail heavyweights like this will capture more market share. (Analysts’ price target is $319.28)

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 26, 2020
How does a supply disruption from China effect them? Good question. Costco works on low margins, and makes their money on memberships. So, there are threats here but Costo can adjust as they did during the tariff war. When they open new stores, it drives memberships.
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How does a supply disruption from China effect them? Good question. Costco works on low margins, and makes their money on memberships. So, there are threats here but Costo can adjust as they did during the tariff war. When they open new stores, it drives memberships.
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Costco Wholesale(COST-Q) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 11

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 12

Stockchase rating for Costco Wholesale is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Costco Wholesale(COST-Q) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Costco Wholesale stock symbol?

Costco Wholesale is a American stock, trading under the symbol COST-Q on the NASDAQ (COST). It is usually referred to as NASDAQ:COST or COST-Q

Is Costco Wholesale a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 12 stock analysts published opinions about COST-Q. 11 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Costco Wholesale.

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Costco Wholesale was recommended as a Top Pick by Jim Cramer - Mad Money on 2020-11-23. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Costco Wholesale.

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Is Costco Wholesale worth watching?

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What is Costco Wholesale stock price?

On 2020-12-04, Costco Wholesale (COST-Q) stock closed at a price of $373.43.