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Morning Trending Tickers: Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST)

With a market cap of 77.66 B, Costco Wholesale Corporation has a large market cap size. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 07/09/1986. Costco Wholesale Corporation is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation, is 2604.02, and so far today it has a volume of 13809120. Performance year to date since the 07/09/1986 is 6.79%.

To help you determine whether Costco Wholesale Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.5 and forward P/E is 25.63. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Costco Wholesale Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.86. P/S ratio is 0.63 and the P/B ratio is 7.28. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.57 and 57.06 respectively.

At the current price Costco Wholesale Corporation is trading at, 164.34 (-1.66% today), Costco Wholesale Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.22%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.77, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 11.28% after growing -0.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.40%, and 7.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 472.58, and the number of shares float is 435.73. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 75.50%. The float short is 1.90%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.17. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.20%, and also a return on investment of 13.80%.

The ability for Costco Wholesale Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.8, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.29 and total debt/equity is 0.4. In terms of margins, Costco Wholesale Corporation has a gross margin of 13.30%, with its operating margin at 3.10%, and Costco Wholesale Corporation has a profit margin of 2.10%.

The 52 week high is -10.06%, with 20.32% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -7.66% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.16%.

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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