Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST - Get Report) is expected to report earnings of $1.69 a share on sales of $35.7 billion after the market closes March 7, based on a FactSet survey of 25 analysts.

In the same period a year ago the wholesale club operator posted earnings of $1.42 a share on sales of $33 billion.

The stock has fallen 3% since the company last reported earnings on Dec. 13.

Quarterly estimates have risen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Costco Wholesale is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 27.3 based on the 12-month estimates of 27 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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