Costco Stock Price $228.49 +0.81 (0.36%)

Costco Wholesale Corp, is a Consumer Staples stock that trades on the NASDAQ and has a market capitalization of $99.56 Billion.


Ideas, Updates & Analysis


When the insert chip option became available, it was obvious to me that Costco had the fastest credit card transactions.

It was so fast, the first time I used it I didn't think the loud beeping noise for about 10 seconds was telling me to remove my card.

The checker was nice enough to let me figure it out myself.

Awkward.

Oh and the receipt total was higher than expected, like always.

Is it possible to spend less than $100?

Costco recently implemented an even faster option.

At checkout over the weekend, the checker said something like "swipe your card across the screen".

Even though that made sense, I didn't do it.

I gave the card to the checker and he swiped my card across the screen.

I think that's what he told me to do.

A millisecond later, the transaction was approved.

Here's an interesting question.

Why would Costco improve something that is already working great?

"Our aim is that our business remains responsible, resilient and relevant in accordance with our Mission Statement and Code of Ethics."

Mission Statement

To continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the lowest possible prices.

Code of Ethics 

  1. Obey the law
  2. Take care of our members
  3. Take care of our employees
  4. Respect our suppliers
  5. Reward our shareholders

https://www.costco.com

I guess even speeding up a credit card transaction to improve check out experience for members is part of the company mission statement.

Side Note: If anyone from Costco is reading this, I am waiting to hear how removing the Polish Hot Dog helped anyone.

http://www.foxnews.com

Overall, this is an amazing company.

The stock has been amazing as well.

It hit a new record high again today.

I don't currently own this stock but I have traded it a few times over the past couple years using the highlighted trading range as a guide.

I'm waiting for the price to settle into a trading range again.

I'd like to see some retracement down to $200 or so before jumping in again.

Of course, that may not happen.

What's wrong with this picture?

I'll tell you.

No Polish Hotdog.

I think this important issue is trending. #polishhotdog

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Mon, Aug 20, 2018 COST @ $227.35

Costco Stock Charts

The 5 year and 1 year stock charts are below.


50 Day Moving Average

The 50 Day Moving Average is at $230.43 which is 0.84% above the stock price of $228.49.

200 Day Moving Average

The 200 Day Moving Average is at 205.54 which is -11.17% abovethe stock price of $228.49.


COST Stock Price

Below are a few key dates for the stock price.


Year To Date

Oct
17
Today

The most recent stock price is $228.49.

The Year To Date (YTD) return is +21.33%.

52 Week Low

Oct 2017
19
Thursday

The 52 Week Low stock price is $157.00 set on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 which is 363 days ago.

The current price per share is 45.54% above the 52 week low.

52 Week High

Sep
11
Tuesday

The 52 Week High stock price is $245.16 set on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 which is 36 days ago.

The current price per share is -6.80% below the 52 week high.

All Time High

Sep
11
Tuesday

The All Time High stock price is $245.16 set on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 which is 36 days ago.

The current price per share is -6.80% below the all time high.

Earnings

Below is the EPS, P/E Ratio and Earnings Date.


The Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $6.83.

The Price To Earnings (P/E) Ratio is 32.37.

Earnings Dates

Stocks can make big percentage moves on the earnings announcement.

Companies announce earnings either before the market open or after the close.

May
31
Thursday

The Earnings Release Date for Costco Wholesale Corp was Thu, May 31, 2018.

Since this earnings release 139 days ago, the stock price is up by +14.45%.

Oct
04
Thursday

The most recent Earnings Release Date was on Thu, Oct 4, 2018, which was 13 days ago.

Since this earnings date, the stock price is down by -2.02%.

Costco Dividend

Below is important Dividend information.


The Annual Dividend Yield is 1.04%.

(The next ex-dividend date will be around Wed, Nov 28, 2018.)

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