2. As of noon trading, Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST) is up $0.73 (0.7%) to $103.81 on average volume Thus far, 905,285 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $102.68-$103.83 after having opened the day at $102.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.08.

Costco Wholesale Corporation engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $44.3 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation 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, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report now.

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