COST - Costco Wholesale Corp

COST valuation $63.00 billion

Stock Price

Change: ↑ 2.37 (1.6852%)
Last Update: 2015-01-30T16:15:28-05:00
Shares Outstanding: 440,504,400
Industry: Retail - Defensive
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Costco Wholesale Corporation is a warehouse club with a wide array of merchandise available exclusively to its members. It was declared as the 2nd largest retailer of the United States in 2012 while having the largest chain of members. The company is the 7th largest retailer of the world and is known globally for its products and services. The company has a strong global presence with retail stores in more than 600 locations worldwide.

The first warehouse of this company was opened in Seattle in 1983. The company’s founders are James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman. In 1993, the company merged with Price Club and was able to broaden its portfolio of products. At this time, the company already had a large chain of stores and was operating in 206 different locations.

Costco Corporation was the first organization in the industry to cross the mark of $3 billion sales within the initial 6 years. At present, the organization has considerably expanded with an employee count of over 174,000.

Costco focuses on providing products in bulk, which decreases the overall price of the bought merchandise. Only members are allowed to purchase products from this warehouse. Membership can be bought online.

Kirkland is Costco’s own brand and is trademarked by the company. In the recent years, the Costco Corporation has made revenues over $90 billion.

Stock Price Data

Open: 143.09 Previous Close: 140.64
High: 143.80 Low: 141.34
Bid: 143.10 Ask: 143.97

Bid Size: 100 Ask Size: 200
Raw Bid Size: 1 Raw Ask Size: 2
Trade Volume: 38325 Share Volume: 5129064
Last Trade Date: 2015-01-30 Last Trade Time: 16:15:00-05:00
Vwap: 142.9549876 EPS: 4.81

Fundamental Data

PE ratio: 29.30 PB ratio: 5.097
Beta: 0.503329

52 Week High: 146.82 52 Week Low: 109.50
52 Week High Vwap: 145.5489 52 Week Low Vwap: 93.8835
52 Week High Volume: 8925347 52 Week Low Volume: 738668
52 Week Avg Volume: 2030213

Dividend Data

Dividend: 0.355 Date: 2014-11-12
Amount: 1.42 Yield: 1.01
Frequency: Q Paydate: 2014-11-28
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