Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) stock is down -4.85% to close at $290.42 on Friday, 03/20/20. COST stock is lower by -$14.8 from the previous closing price of $305.22 on volume of 6497271 shares. In the meantime, COST was trading in the Services sector, the stock is trading -10.71% low as compared to its 52-week high price and 24.62% high as compared to its 52-week low price. Of example, both the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clear image for determining the price track. The firm has a Weighted Alpha of 15.6. A positive weighted alpha shows that over the past year the stock has risen. A negative means that over the same period the stock is down.What do the Analysts Think?
Over the last 12 months, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock has gained by 21.24 percent, and Wall Street analysts’ average rating is a Overweight. COST stock has an average target price of $322.31 in addition to the average rating from Wall Street analysts. This suggests investors foresee the inventory in the next 12 months to benefit 9.62%.
Estimates of future earnings are probably the most important feedback when attempting to evaluate a company. Analysts can then use cash flow analysis to approximate fair value for a company by placing estimates on a company’s earnings for certain periods. In case of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST), the Consensus Average Estimate of EPS for fiscal year 08/2020 according to 10 analysts is at $8.72 per share. The high EPS estimate is $8.84 per share and the low estimate is $8.47 per share. The Average estimate indicates the 6.47% growth as compared to the prior year estimated EPS of $8.19 per share.
Costco Wholesale Corporation also currently has an EPS Growth of 11.90 percent for current year, showing analysts have bullish about their potential for near-term earnings. EPS is expected to reach 6.78 percent over the next five years, while EPS growth was 11.40 percent over the past five years, along with sales growth of 6.30 percent over the past five years. Next year’s EPS growth is estimated at 7.94%.
The performance of the stocks typically measures, how much a stock gain or lose its value during different time spans. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has achieved around -10.39% in the last 30 days and around -0.50% over the last three months. The stock exposed return of +93.01% over the period of last 5 years and recorded return of -3.92% over a week. In the last 6 months, the stock has been observed at 0.90% return.Tracking the Profitability and Valuation Ratios
Tracking productivity test, the company profit margin at 2.40% and the operating margin at 3.10%. The organization reported a 13.00 percent Gross Margin. The profit margin ratio, also referred to as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is a productivity equation that dealings the amount of net income gained with each dollar in revenues produced by contrasting the company’s net income and net sales. The higher ratio means the more profit and vice versa.
As of the last trading session the stock has achieved a market cap of $129.20B. Market capitalization is the cumulative dollar value of all of a company’s outstanding shares and is used to quantify businesses and consider their overall market value. The P/E ratio of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) is noted at 34.36. Price-to-earnings ratio is a common measure of the current share price of a business relative to its per-share profits (ttm). Forward P/E is standup at 30.88. Forward price-to-earnings ratio calculated utilizing projected earnings for the next financial year’s P/E estimate. The stock has attained Price-to-sales ratio of 0.82 replicates the cost to be found on sales by the market. The firm maintained Price-to-book ratio of 7.73, which is used to equate the market value of a stock with its book value.How Insiders are Trading the Stock?
DECKER SUSAN L, Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) sold 1,000 shares of firm against total value of $297,000 at the rate of $297.00 on Mar 20. GALANTI RICHARD A, Executive VP and CFO of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) sold 1,448 shares of firm against total value of $443,833 at the rate of $306.51 on Mar 19. DECKER SUSAN L, Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 3,850 shares of firm against total value of $1,156,567 at the rate of $300.41 on Jan 14. Mostly, the investors and traders are looking for stocks with the high ownership of company’s management because they think that when the company’s management is the major shareholder of a firm, the management will run the business for itself and they will never act those activities which are against their interests and they will always try to create shareholder value in the long-term. Currently, 0.20% of Costco Wholesale Corporation‘s shares possessed by insiders, while 71.90% shares possessed by financial institutions.