Costco Wholesale Corporation is a membership warehouse club providing branded merchandise at low prices to its members. It ranks amongst the world’s largest retailers by sales. The company primarily caters to small- to medium-sized businesses. It also operates self-service gasoline stations at a number of its U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, UK, Spain, Mexico, Taiwan, and Iceland locations.
The U.S. and Canada are major Costco’s markets accounting for nearly 85% of total sales. It also operates 24 depots for the distribution of merchandise to warehouses and other facilities. Costco sells a wide variety of products ranging from foods, and sundries, to equipment, television and furniture, and apparel, health and beauty aids.
It also has a growing online presence with 4% of its total revenues coming from e-commerce sales. With nearly four-decade-long experience, Costco has established an industry-leading reputation for providing good customer experience by blending the convenience of specialty departments and a wide selection of merchandise. Low cost and quality merchandise are its strong competitive advantages.
Key Investment Data
- Ticker: nasdaq:cost
- Sector: Consumer Defensive
- Industry: Discount Stores
- Market Cap: 228.43B
- Market Cap Group: Mega Cap
- P/E: 38.45
- Dividend Yield: 0.70%
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Costco - FAQ
What is the stock ticker for Costco?
The stock ticker for Costco is NASDAQ:COST.
Is Costco a good stock to buy?
You need to consider your investment strategy and how NASDAQ:COST can fit in your portfolio.
The current dividend income score of 6/10 and dividend growth score of 10/10. Those 2 metrics together should help you decide the fit for your portfolio. Be it for income or for growth.
Is Costco a Buy, Sell or Hold?
The Dividend Snapshot Opportunity Score of 66 out of 100.
The score reflects the strength of a buy signal but it does not show a sell signal if it's low. The higher the better.
A sell signal is more difficult as it often relies on the reason you bought the stock in the first place.