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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 4.29% today. In the last week its performance is 0.26%, and -0.19% for the past quarter. Currently, Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has a target price of 168.95, so today’s gain of 4.29% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.69%.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), has a market cap of 68750.48, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 74.10%.

At the current price of 162.71, it has a dividend yield of 1.15%, and its target price is 168.95. This is with a profit margin of 2.00%, and total debt/equity of 0.44. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has a P/E of 29.48, as well as a forward P/E of 26.01.

With a current EPS of 5.29, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 13.04%,Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 12.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.02%.

Performance for the year is 12.27%. Since its IPO date on 07/09/1986, the total performance to date is -2.85%.

Volume today for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), is 2821597, while its average volume is 2672.86. Whilst the total gain today was 4.29%, it did have a day high of 2.47%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.14%, and 1.29% for the month. The 52-week low for Costco Wholesale Corporation, COST has been 40.18%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.59%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 14.50%, and its return on assets is 6.90%. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has an operating margin of 3.10%. With a sales growth of 2.60% 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 3.27, and the P/S is 0.58, along with a P/B of 5.95. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 11.42.

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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