Is Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ: COST) The Best Stock To Invest In?

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Costco Wholesale Corp is listed on the NASDAQ in the Consumer Defensive sector while operating in the Discount Stores industry. The current market capitalization of Costco Wholesale Corp is $376.09B. A total of 1.37 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.95M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Miller Russell D sold 785 shares of COST for 722.86 per share on Apr 17 ’24. After the transaction, the Senior EVP now owns 10,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 11 ’24, Callans Patrick J sold 2,500 shares at 714.86 per share. COST shares that Executive VP owns now total 62,895.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Adamo Claudine disposed of 1,500 shares on Mar 11 ’24 at a per-share price of $714.83. This resulted in the Executive Vice President holding 6,695 shares of COST after the transaction. In another insider transaction, DECKER SUSAN L sold 1,442 shares at $723.48 per share on Feb 09 ’24. Company shares held by the Director now total 12,395.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Costco Wholesale Corp pays an annual dividend of $4.17, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.49%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 52.58. COST’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/25/2024 when it declared a $1.16 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/10/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/16/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/1/2024. The COST stock dividend was $1.02 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, COST has a high of $850.38 and a low of $501.10.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. COST’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $12.18B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $10.13B in debt and $29.44B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $49.10, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $18.08B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for COST is Buy with a score of 4.41.

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