Costco Wholesale

COST-Q

NASDAQ:COST

328.45
3.32 (1.00%)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is the largest American membership-only warehouse club.
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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
March 2, 2021
Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Costco boasts a loyal customer base that feels relatively safe shopping in stores, which has been spending on safety measures right from the start of the pandemic. These necessary measures drove up costs, but ensured customer spending while all else was closed. Costco sales rose 17% over the year, and e-commerce sales soared 105%. EPS for Costco stock is $9.74, marking an increase of 18.44% over the past year and landing well beyond its peers. Read Battle of the Stocks: 2021 Consumer Staples Stocks for our full analysis.
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Allan Tong’s Discover Picks Costco boasts a loyal customer base that feels relatively safe shopping in stores, which has been spending on safety measures right from the start of the pandemic. These necessary measures drove up costs, but ensured customer spending while all else was closed. Costco sales rose 17% over the year, and e-commerce sales soared 105%. EPS for Costco stock is $9.74, marking an increase of 18.44% over the past year and landing well beyond its peers. Read Battle of the Stocks: 2021 Consumer Staples Stocks for our full analysis.
WAIT
WAIT
February 26, 2021
They report Thursday. Everyone is selling this. It's been clobbered since they paid their $10 special dividend and has had no momentum. A great company he likes, but this always sells off right after a report, so wait before buying.
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February 26, 2021
They report Thursday. Everyone is selling this. It's been clobbered since they paid their $10 special dividend and has had no momentum. A great company he likes, but this always sells off right after a report, so wait before buying.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 25, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly COST is a company worth holding during periods of market uncertainty. Recently reported sales were up over 17% over the year and e-commerce sales were up over 105%. It is estimated the company added over $4 billion to its cash position over the year. It pays a small dividend, backed by a 28% payout ratio, but there are often special dividends offered. We would buy this with a stop loss at $285, looking to achieve $405 -- upside potential of about 20%. Yield 0.83% (Analysts’ price target is $400.37)
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February 25, 2021
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly COST is a company worth holding during periods of market uncertainty. Recently reported sales were up over 17% over the year and e-commerce sales were up over 105%. It is estimated the company added over $4 billion to its cash position over the year. It pays a small dividend, backed by a 28% payout ratio, but there are often special dividends offered. We would buy this with a stop loss at $285, looking to achieve $405 -- upside potential of about 20%. Yield 0.83% (Analysts’ price target is $400.37)
HOLD
HOLD
February 25, 2021

Consumer staple names have fallen off, with trades into cyclicals. Tough to own WMT given the valuation relative to what the growth rates are. You're paying 24x PE for 5-6% growth rate, a bit pricey. Prefers Costco in this space; not cheap, but growth rate is better. COST is doing things well in the e-commerce space.

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February 25, 2021

Consumer staple names have fallen off, with trades into cyclicals. Tough to own WMT given the valuation relative to what the growth rates are. You're paying 24x PE for 5-6% growth rate, a bit pricey. Prefers Costco in this space; not cheap, but growth rate is better. COST is doing things well in the e-commerce space.

HOLD
HOLD
February 23, 2021
In the next 6 months as rates edge higher, Costo may get lost in the shuffle and go sideways. COST is a consumer staple with high growth expectations, a great company. You'll make money 3-5 years out, but earnings have to catch up to the stock price after COST rallied last year at a high valuation. COST is a market leader and he likes it. Stick with it if you're long term, but a trader may want to move out of this and enter, say, a Canadian bank.
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Costco Wholesale (COST-Q)
February 23, 2021
In the next 6 months as rates edge higher, Costo may get lost in the shuffle and go sideways. COST is a consumer staple with high growth expectations, a great company. You'll make money 3-5 years out, but earnings have to catch up to the stock price after COST rallied last year at a high valuation. COST is a market leader and he likes it. Stick with it if you're long term, but a trader may want to move out of this and enter, say, a Canadian bank.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 4, 2021

E-commerce will continue to be a trend this year with Covid; it's here to stay. This will be the year of Walmart and Costco, both of which were crushed today, but that means a buying opportunity.

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E-commerce will continue to be a trend this year with Covid; it's here to stay. This will be the year of Walmart and Costco, both of which were crushed today, but that means a buying opportunity.

PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
December 29, 2020

He ranks Walmart ahead of Costco, since Walmart is reinventing themselves in e-commerce and healthcare. Has greatly benefitted a lot ffrom the lockdown, but that tailwind won't repeat in 2021. Valuation is now high, in the 30s. Take some profits here and hold onto the rest.

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Costco Wholesale (COST-Q)
December 29, 2020

He ranks Walmart ahead of Costco, since Walmart is reinventing themselves in e-commerce and healthcare. Has greatly benefitted a lot ffrom the lockdown, but that tailwind won't repeat in 2021. Valuation is now high, in the 30s. Take some profits here and hold onto the rest.

BUY
BUY
December 14, 2020

WMT-N vs. COST-Q. Both names are core consumer staples companies. WMT-N has done a good job of transitioning to e-commence. COST-Q have this membership fee and every time they raise it, it all falls to the bottom line. She would prefer WMT-N because the multiple is lower, but would buy either one of them.

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December 14, 2020

WMT-N vs. COST-Q. Both names are core consumer staples companies. WMT-N has done a good job of transitioning to e-commence. COST-Q have this membership fee and every time they raise it, it all falls to the bottom line. She would prefer WMT-N because the multiple is lower, but would buy either one of them.

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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Costco Wholesale (COST-Q)
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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Costco Wholesale(COST-Q) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 11

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 3

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 15

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, 15 stock analysts published opinions about COST-Q. 11 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY on WEAKNESS. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Costco Wholesale.

Is Costco Wholesale a good investment or a top pick?

Costco Wholesale was recommended as a Top Pick by Stockchase Discover on 2021-03-02. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Costco Wholesale.

Why is Costco Wholesale stock dropping?

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Is Costco Wholesale worth watching?

15 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Costco Wholesale In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Costco Wholesale stock price?

On 2021-03-02, Costco Wholesale (COST-Q) stock closed at a price of $328.45.