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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) which is in the industry Discount, Variety Stores, gaining 0.29% today. In the last week its performance is 0.31%, and -2.21% for the past quarter. Currently, Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has a target price of 172.15, so today’s gain of 0.29% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.22%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), has a market cap of 67231.32, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 74.90%.

At the current price of 153.15, it has a dividend yield of 1.18%, and its target price is 172.15. This is with a profit margin of 2.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.44. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a P/E of 28.94, as well as a forward P/E of 25.66.

With a current EPS of 5.29, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 12.75%,Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 12.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.13%.

Performance for the year is 6.47%. Since its IPO date on 7/9/1986, the total performance to date is -4.38%.

Volume today for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), is 2471100, while its average volume is 2087.28. Whilst the total gain today was 0.29%, it did have a day high of -9.69%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.95%, and 1.29% for the month. The 52-week low for Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has been 10.82%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.69%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 14.50%, and its return on assets is 6.90%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has an operating margin of 3.10%. With a sales growth of 2.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.34, and has a current ratio of 1 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Costco Wholesale Corporation? Well its PEG is 3.17, and the P/S is 0.57, along with a P/B of 5.84. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 11.17.

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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