COST:NGS-Costco Wholesale Corporation

EQUITY | Retail - Defensive | Nasdaq Global Select

Last Closing Price

USD 224.86

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 98.54B

Volume

2.88M

Average Target Price

USD 244.73 (8.84%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses. The Company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

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ETFs Containing COST

FTXD First Trust Nasdaq Retail.. 6.19 % 0.60 %

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USD 8.90M
PMR Invesco Dynamic Retail 5.56 % 0.63 %

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USD 0.01B
MIVG:CA Mackenzie Ivy Global Equi.. 5.55 % 0.96 %

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CAD 5.37M
FSTA Fidelity MSCI COnsumer St.. 5.45 % 0.08 %

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USD 0.54B
RTH VanEck Vectors Retail 5.17 % 0.35 %

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USD 0.13B
JHMS John Hancock Multifactor .. 4.46 % 0.50 %

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USD 0.02B
VDC Vanguard Consumer Staples 4.43 % 0.10 %

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USD 4.42B
XLP SPDR Select Sector Fund -.. 4.33 % 0.14 %

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USD 10.30B
USMR Horizons USA Managed Risk 3.83 % 0.30 %

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USD 25.98
PWB Invesco Dynamic Large Cap.. 3.56 % 0.57 %

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USD 0.64B
MILN Global X Millennials Them.. 3.32 % 0.54 %

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USD 0.02B
KXI iShares Global Consumer S.. 3.11 % 0.47 %

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USD 0.62B
IYC iShares U.S. Consumer Ser.. 2.89 % 0.43 %

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USD 0.84B
VIG Vanguard Div Appreciation 2.21 % 0.08 %

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USD 29.70B
SID:CA First Asset U.S. TrendLea.. 2.21 % 0.85 %

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CAD 0.08B
DISC:CA BMO Global Consumer Discr.. 1.89 % 0.41 %

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CAD 0.02B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Retail - Defensive)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 20.81% 85% B 84% B
Dividend Return 1.19% 30% F 32% F
Total Return 22.00% 85% B 85% B
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 19.56% 85% B 83% B
Dividend Return 1.18% 30% F 25% F
Total Return 20.74% 85% B 83% B
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 84.83% 94% A 78% C+
Dividend Return 16.76% 92% A- 72% C-
Total Return 101.59% 94% A 80% B-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 15.33% 85% B 69% D+
Dividend Return 18.55% 90% A- 73% C
Total Return 3.22% 83% B 74% C
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 13.36% 95% A 79% C+
Risk Adjusted Return 138.84% 95% A 96% A
Market Capitalization 66.74B 100% A+ 100% A+

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Retail - Defensive)
Ratio vs. Market
(Nasdaq Global Select)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 31.45 10% F 13% F
Price/Book Ratio 8.12 5% F 11% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 4.09 25% F 24% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 35.13 20% F 12% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 26.24% 85% B 88% B+
Return on Invested Capital 24.30% 90% A- 89% B+
Return on Assets 7.91% 75% C 85% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 54.25% 63% D 44% F

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Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters then its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

What to not like:
Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.