Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 66880.13. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Costco Wholesale Corporation is 152.59 (with a change from open of 0.30%), this in conjunction with a target price of 172.15. Volume today has so far reached 621742, with an average volume of about 2122.09. The GAP for this stock, is -0.14%.
The P/E ratio is 28.79, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 25.52. The current EPS for Costco Wholesale Corporation, is 5.29, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -4.88%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Costco Wholesale Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 12.75% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.13%. Quarter over quarter is 6.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 2.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.30%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 74.90%. Shares outstanding is 438.99, while shares float is at a value of 435.01. Float short for Costco Wholesale Corporation is 2.01% and the short ratio is 4.11.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.34, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.44. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 13.20% and their operating margin is 3.10%. The profit margin is 2.00%.
Costco Wholesale Corporation has seen returns on assets of 6.90%, and on investment, 14.50%. Return on equity is 21.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.15. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 5.81 and Price/cash is 11.11, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 49.29.
The simple moving averages are -6.82% and -1.67% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -10.03% and the 52 week low is 10.41%.
Costco Wholesale Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.18%, with a current price of 152.59. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 31.00%. This is in an industry, Discount, Variety Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Costco Wholesale Corporation is based in USA.
Performance in the Discount, Variety Stores industry means that Costco Wholesale Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.09%, with performance for the month coming to -9.29%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.01%, and for the half year the performance is 7.45%. Volatility for this week is 1.29% and for the month this is 1.25%.
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