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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 0.28% today. In the last week its performance is -1.26%, and -11.03% for the past quarter. Currently, Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has a target price of 169.65, so today’s gain of 0.28% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.54%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), has a market cap of 65269.92, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 74.80%.

At the current price of 149.11, it has a dividend yield of 1.21%, and its target price is 169.65. 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 27.98, as well as a forward P/E of 22.72.

With a current EPS of 5.33, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.45%,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 10.25%.

Performance for the year is -1.61%. Since its IPO date on 7/9/1986, the total performance to date is -6.90%.

Volume today for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), is 1842500, while its average volume is 2072.61. Whilst the total gain today was 0.28%, it did have a day high of -12.08%.

Volatility for this week has been at 0.97%, and 1.10% for the month. The 52-week low for Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has been 7.90%, while the 52-week-high has reached -12.08%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 13.80%, 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 2.73, and the P/S is 0.55, along with a P/B of 5.4. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 13.8.

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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