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How has Costco Wholesale Corporation:(NASDAQ:COST) performed recently?

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 72219.36. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 30.98, a forward P/E of 27.42 and EPS of 5.29. At a stock price of 163.93 (-0.56%) it has a dividend yield of 1.10%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 12.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by 15.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.79% and more long-term 9.13% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 6.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 8.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.60%.

For performance, Costco Wholesale Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -2.43%. For the last month performance for Costco Wholesale Corporation is -1.19%. While the last quarter is 10.26% and half year, 9.88%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.20%.

The 52-week high for Costco Wholesale Corporation, is at -3.34%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 24.28%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.07% and 5.52% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.00%, and for the month it is 0.96%. Costco Wholesale Corporation, has a target price of 172.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.34, and for total debt/equity Costco Wholesale Corporation has 0.44. The gross margin is 13.20%, while operating margin is 3.10%, the profit margin is 2.00%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.4.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 74.80%. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a payout ratio of 31.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 440.55. The shares float is 435.01, with the float short at 1.97%, with short ratio coming to 4.09.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Costco Wholesale Corporation, get 6.90%, with its returns on investment at 14.50%. Return on equity is 21.30%. So will the investors see the target price of 172.25, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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