NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Costco Wholesale Corporation

(Nasdaq:

COST

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $81.46, above its previous 52-week high of $81.29 with 2.5 million shares traded as of four p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $34.9 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 25.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.9.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Costco Wholesale as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full

Costco Wholesale Ratings Report

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