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Morning Trending Tickers: Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

Today’s top gainers include the company Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) which is in the industry Discount, Variety Stores, gaining -2.34% today. In the last week its performance is -0.74%, and 12.14% for the past quarter. Currently, Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has a target price of 187.41, so today’s gain of -2.34% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.13%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), has a market cap of 79.32 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 75.60%.

At the current price of 175.85, it has a dividend yield of 1.11%, and its target price is 187.41. This is with a profit margin of 2.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.4. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a P/E of 31.23, as well as a forward P/E of 28.08.

With a current EPS of 5.77, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.28%,Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.98%.

Performance for the year is 20.97%. Since its IPO date on 07/09/1986, the total performance to date is 17.01%.

Volume today for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), is 18803, while its average volume is 2118.57. Whilst the total gain today was -2.34%, it did have a day high of -3.76%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.18%, and 1.00% for the month. The 52-week low for Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has been 28.74%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.76%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.80%, and its return on assets is 7.20%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has an operating margin of 3.10%. With a sales growth of 7.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.29, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Costco Wholesale Corporation? Well its PEG is 3.13, and the P/S is 0.64, along with a P/B of 7.98. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 13.85.

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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