Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 65623.75. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 28.34, a forward P/E of 22.74 and EPS of 5.29. At a stock price of 149.98 (-0.33%) it has a dividend yield of 1.20%.
EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by -0.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 10.88% and more long-term 10.25% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 1.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.20%.
For performance, Costco Wholesale Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 0.38%. For the last month performance for Costco Wholesale Corporation is -5.11%. While the last quarter is -8.13% and half year, -0.79%. Finally for the year, performance is 2.17%.
The 52-week high for Costco Wholesale Corporation, is at -11.56%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 8.53%. The 20-day simple moving average is -6.30% and -2.96% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.45%, and for the month it is 1.25%. Costco Wholesale Corporation, has a target price of 168.7.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.34, and for total debt/equity Costco Wholesale Corporation has 0.43. 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 0.79%, with instituitional ownership at 74.90%. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a payout ratio of 31.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 437.55. The shares float is 435.01, with the float short at 1.94%, with short ratio coming to 3.88.
In terms of returns, the return on assets see Costco Wholesale Corporation, get 7.00%, with its returns on investment at 14.10%. Return on equity is 20.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 168.7, reached soon?
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