A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) recently:

  • 1/12/2018 – Costco Wholesale was upgraded by analysts at Gordon Haskett from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $191.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/12/2018 – Costco Wholesale had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/8/2018 – Costco Wholesale had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from $180.00 to $210.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/5/2018 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Tigress Financial.
  • 1/4/2018 – Costco Wholesale was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $200.28 price target on the stock.
  • 12/19/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $208.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Costco Wholesale was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $186.56 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Costco Wholesale was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $192.73.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its price target raised by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from $205.00 to $215.00. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc..
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale was given a new $175.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale was given a new $214.00 price target on by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $185.00.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its price target raised by analysts at UBS Group AG to $210.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its price target raised by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from $186.00 to $195.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/14/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.
  • 12/4/2017 – Costco Wholesale is now covered by analysts at Moffett Nathanson. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. < <
  • 12/4/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a $200.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/1/2017 – Costco Wholesale was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $175.44 price target on the stock.
  • 11/30/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc..
  • 11/30/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its price target raised by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $179.00 to $185.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/22/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim.
  • 11/17/2017 – Costco Wholesale had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.

Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST) traded up $2.46 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $191.84. The stock had a trading volume of 3,498,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,023,267. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The company has a market cap of $84,100.00, a P/E ratio of 30.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.18 and a beta of 0.98. Costco Wholesale Co. has a 12 month low of $150.00 and a 12 month high of $195.35.

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. The retailer reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $31.81 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.01 billion. Costco Wholesale had a return on equity of 23.39% and a net margin of 2.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.24 EPS. analysts predict that Costco Wholesale Co. will post 6.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Costco Wholesale news, Director John W. Meisenbach sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.97, for a total value of $161,970.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,654 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,401,688.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Paul G. Moulton sold 6,985 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $187.92, for a total value of $1,312,621.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 45,248 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,503,004.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 87,027 shares of company stock valued at $15,872,935 in the last quarter. 0.58% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world.

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