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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) from Services

Today’s top gainers include the company Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) which is in the industry Discount, Variety Stores, gaining 3.40% today. In the last week its performance is -0.01%, and -2.04% for the past quarter. Currently, Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has a target price of 168.7, so today’s gain of 3.40% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 2.92%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), has a market cap of 66730.75, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.79%, and institutional ownership is 74.90%.

At the current price of 152.51, it has a dividend yield of 1.18%, and its target price is 168.7. This is with a profit margin of 2.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.43. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a P/E of 28.82, as well as a forward P/E of 23.13.

With a current EPS of 5.29, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.88%,Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 10.00%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 10.25%.

Performance for the year is 6.66%. Since its IPO date on 7/9/1986, the total performance to date is -4.78%.

Volume today for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), is 7212500, while its average volume is 2152.83. Whilst the total gain today was 3.40%, it did have a day high of -10.07%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.40%, and 1.34% for the month. The 52-week low for Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has been 10.36%, while the 52-week-high has reached -10.07%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 14.10%, and its return on assets is 7.00%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has an operating margin of 3.10%. With a sales growth of 2.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST is in the sector Services, its long-term debt/equity is 0.34, and has a current ratio of 1 and 0.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Costco Wholesale Corporation? Well its PEG is 2.81, and the P/S is 0.57, along with a P/B of 5.52. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 14.11.

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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