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Costco Wholesale

COST-Q

NASDAQ:COST

435.04
0.03 (0.01%)
Costco Wholesale Corporation, trading as Costco, is the largest American membership-only warehouse club.
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Analysis and Opinions about COST-Q

Signal
Opinion
Expert
Chart
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 19, 2021
(A Top Pick Jun 15/20, Up 44%) He admired it for years but never bought it because it was too expensive. He bought it in the meat of the pandemic because it had done nothing and pulled back. It was at a reasonable price and has now done well. Same store sales continue to grow month after month. He would wait for a pull back before buying more.
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(A Top Pick Jun 15/20, Up 44%) He admired it for years but never bought it because it was too expensive. He bought it in the meat of the pandemic because it had done nothing and pulled back. It was at a reasonable price and has now done well. Same store sales continue to grow month after month. He would wait for a pull back before buying more.
Barry Schwartz
Price
$414.080
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
July 12, 2021

COST-Q vs. FB-Q. COST-Q is a great retailer which he used to own. You don't need to be looking for a reason to sell it. FB-Q is still in the early innings of monetizing the electronic advertising market and getting more and more into E commerce. He thinks there is more upside in FB-Q. You can't go wrong either way.

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COST-Q vs. FB-Q. COST-Q is a great retailer which he used to own. You don't need to be looking for a reason to sell it. FB-Q is still in the early innings of monetizing the electronic advertising market and getting more and more into E commerce. He thinks there is more upside in FB-Q. You can't go wrong either way.

Jamie Murray
Price
$407.920
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 7, 2021
(A Top Pick Feb 25/21, Up 21%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with COST has achieved its $405 objective. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering 50% of the position now and trailing up the stop (from $285) to $380. If triggered, this would all but guarantee an net investment return of 17%.
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(A Top Pick Feb 25/21, Up 21%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with COST has achieved its $405 objective. To remain disciplined, we recommend covering 50% of the position now and trailing up the stop (from $285) to $380. If triggered, this would all but guarantee an net investment return of 17%.
HOLD
HOLD
June 10, 2021
Continue to hold it. One of those long-term, secular success stories. Great business model. Revenue stream hinges on adding new stores in a controlled and disciplined manner, which brings in new memberships. Huge cashflow generator, exceptional management. Can continue to build out in NA and globally.
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Continue to hold it. One of those long-term, secular success stories. Great business model. Revenue stream hinges on adding new stores in a controlled and disciplined manner, which brings in new memberships. Huge cashflow generator, exceptional management. Can continue to build out in NA and globally.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 8, 2021

Sell Costco to buy DLTR? Costco is very well run, but their challenge is always growth. And their forward PE is 35x, which is high. Whereas DLTR trades at 17x, driven by growth and expansion. Long-term, DLTR has earnings growth and multiple expansion and a better total return over 5-7 years than Costco.

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Sell Costco to buy DLTR? Costco is very well run, but their challenge is always growth. And their forward PE is 35x, which is high. Whereas DLTR trades at 17x, driven by growth and expansion. Long-term, DLTR has earnings growth and multiple expansion and a better total return over 5-7 years than Costco.

Chris Blumas
Price
$380.070
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 4, 2021

Biggest advantage is in the membership structure. Membership revenue is a big part of their revenues. Comparable to Amazon Prime customers. Very large average customer basket when they leave the store. Growing online footprint. Increasingly will be able to sell furniture and appliances. International growth prospects like in China. 34x PE multiple. Not cheap but good capital allocators with growth. (Analysts’ price target is $405.73)

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Biggest advantage is in the membership structure. Membership revenue is a big part of their revenues. Comparable to Amazon Prime customers. Very large average customer basket when they leave the store. Growing online footprint. Increasingly will be able to sell furniture and appliances. International growth prospects like in China. 34x PE multiple. Not cheap but good capital allocators with growth. (Analysts’ price target is $405.73)

David Baskin
Price
$387.440
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 2, 2021
(A Top Pick Aug 07/20, Up 15%) Great company. Great value for consumers. Membership fees subsidize cost of goods. Takes a low growth margin to provide great prices to consumers. 90% membership renewal rate. Well positioned going forward. Long-term hold. Consumer staple + cyclical exposure.
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(A Top Pick Aug 07/20, Up 15%) Great company. Great value for consumers. Membership fees subsidize cost of goods. Takes a low growth margin to provide great prices to consumers. 90% membership renewal rate. Well positioned going forward. Long-term hold. Consumer staple + cyclical exposure.
Shane Obata
Price
$378.255
Owned
Yes
WAIT
WAIT
May 21, 2021
They report Thursday. Don't buy until you read the numbers. The shares tend to run up before quarters, then sell off immediately.
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They report Thursday. Don't buy until you read the numbers. The shares tend to run up before quarters, then sell off immediately.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 14, 2021

A wonderful place to shop. Relative to earnings, Target or TJ Maxx is more of a bargain than Costco right now with higher growth. The company is great but would suggest others in the retail space.

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A wonderful place to shop. Relative to earnings, Target or TJ Maxx is more of a bargain than Costco right now with higher growth. The company is great but would suggest others in the retail space.

JoAnne Feeney
Price
$385.090
Owned
Unknown
WAIT
WAIT
May 5, 2021
Making a nice move here. Seasonality starts late May. Just because it's run up, doesn't mean you can't do the trade. Costco is in the right place, right time. He'd wait a bit closer to May 26 to step in.
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Making a nice move here. Seasonality starts late May. Just because it's run up, doesn't mean you can't do the trade. Costco is in the right place, right time. He'd wait a bit closer to May 26 to step in.
Brooke Thackray
Price
$373.930
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
May 3, 2021
They're bringing back free samples. Comps vs. last year were spectacular. They continue to open news stories and invest in safety. What's not to like?
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They're bringing back free samples. Comps vs. last year were spectacular. They continue to open news stories and invest in safety. What's not to like?
Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$379.320
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
April 12, 2021
They delivered 17% sales growth, with food, liquor, fresh food and other categories way up. Will consumers continue to stuff their pantries? Yes. Wall Street missed the fact that CST is the last man standing, that smaller peers have closed during the pandemic so there's less competition now. Also, strong membership sign-up numbers helped. Great managers. COST is still growing like crazy, and it's still building its e-commerce operation.
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They delivered 17% sales growth, with food, liquor, fresh food and other categories way up. Will consumers continue to stuff their pantries? Yes. Wall Street missed the fact that CST is the last man standing, that smaller peers have closed during the pandemic so there's less competition now. Also, strong membership sign-up numbers helped. Great managers. COST is still growing like crazy, and it's still building its e-commerce operation.
Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$364.810
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 7, 2021
(A Top Pick Jun 09/20, Up 21%) Performed well during the pandemic, fell off with the rotation to cyclicals, and now rebounding. Long-term, a great company. Leader in efficient real estate use. Trades at a premium 35x earnings, with a 10% growth rate. A premium name.
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(A Top Pick Jun 09/20, Up 21%) Performed well during the pandemic, fell off with the rotation to cyclicals, and now rebounding. Long-term, a great company. Leader in efficient real estate use. Trades at a premium 35x earnings, with a 10% growth rate. A premium name.
Stan Wong
Price
$359.370
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 6, 2021
(A Top Pick Mar 12/20, Up 33%) It's down slightly for the year, given the reopening rally, but COST will emerge as a post-Covid winner. Memberships provide strong revenue to make up weakness in other parts of their business. Their signature brand, Kirkland, is doing very well. They boast the best traffic growth among retailers. He expects a rise in membership fees that will increase revenues. COST has excelled during the pandemic and will continue. They've done a fine job in e-commerce.
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(A Top Pick Mar 12/20, Up 33%) It's down slightly for the year, given the reopening rally, but COST will emerge as a post-Covid winner. Memberships provide strong revenue to make up weakness in other parts of their business. Their signature brand, Kirkland, is doing very well. They boast the best traffic growth among retailers. He expects a rise in membership fees that will increase revenues. COST has excelled during the pandemic and will continue. They've done a fine job in e-commerce.
Paul Harris, CFA
Price
$360.590
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 29, 2021
Today, analyst Larry Williams Both deserve to be your in your portfolio.
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Jim Cramer - Mad Money
Price
$356.150
Owned
Unknown
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Costco Wholesale(COST-Q) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 22

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 4

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 3

Total Signals / Votes : 29

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, 29 stock analysts published opinions about COST-Q. 22 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 3 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is PAST TOP PICK. 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 Barry Schwartz on 2021-07-19. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Costco Wholesale.

Why is Costco Wholesale stock dropping?

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Is Costco Wholesale worth watching?

29 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 2021-08-04, Costco Wholesale (COST-Q) stock closed at a price of $435.04.