Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 73542.54. It is in the Discount, Variety Stores industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 31.94, a forward P/E of 28.26 and EPS of 5.29. At a stock price of 168.73 (-0.18%) it has a dividend yield of 1.06%.
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 12.76% 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 1.07%. For the last month performance for Costco Wholesale Corporation is 1.53%. While the last quarter is 17.30% and half year, 14.36%. Finally for the year, performance is 17.64%.
The 52-week high for Costco Wholesale Corporation, is at -0.51%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 45.76%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.63% and 8.98% for the 200-day simple moving average.
Volatility for the week is at 1.05%, and for the month it is 0.99%. Costco Wholesale Corporation, has a target price of 170.95.
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 73.90%. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a payout ratio of 31.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 435.06. The shares float is 435, with the float short at 2.09%, with short ratio coming to 3.72.
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 170.95, reached soon?
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