Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

Lazarus Franz E who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 600 shares at $112.96 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 28,109 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.09% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $114.06, up $1.10, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 80,846
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 128,702

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $48.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 7.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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