Analyst Upgrades – Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Stock Gets Upgraded By Barclays PLC from Equal Weight to Overweight

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Analyst Ratings For Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Today, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) stock received an upgrade by Barclays PLC from Equal Weight to Overweight.

There are 5 hold ratings, 21 buy ratings, 1 strong buy rating on the stock.

The current consensus rating on Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is Buy (Score: 2.85) with a consensus target price of $178.66 per share, a potential 5.00% upside.

Some recent analyst ratings include

  • 4/20/2017-Barclays PLC Upgrade from a “Equal Weight ” rating to a ” Overweight” rating.
  • 4/20/2017-Jefferies Group LLC Reiterated Rating of Hold.
  • 4/7/2017-Guggenheim Reiterated Rating of Neutral.
  • 4/7/2017-Stifel Nicolaus Reiterated Rating of Buy.
  • 4/6/2017-Wells Fargo & Co Reiterated Rating of Hold.
  • 4/6/2017-Credit Suisse Group AG Upgrade from a “Buy” rating to a “” rating.

Dividend information for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) pays an annual dividend of $1.80 with a yield of 1.06% and an average dividend growth of 13.20% based on a 3 Year Average..

Dividend History for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

  • On 1/27/2017 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.45 1.1% with an ex dividend date of 2/8/2017 which will be payable on 2/24/2017.
  • On 10/12/2016 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.45 1.2% with an ex dividend date of 11/2/2016 which will be payable on 11/18/2016.
  • On 7/25/2016 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.45 1.07% with an ex dividend date of 8/10/2016 which will be payable on 8/26/2016.
  • On 4/14/2016 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.45 1.18% with an ex dividend date of 4/27/2016 which will be payable on 5/13/2016.
  • On 1/29/2016 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.40 1.06% with an ex dividend date of 2/10/2016 which will be payable on 2/26/2016.
  • On 10/29/2015 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.40 1.01% with an ex dividend date of 11/10/2015 which will be payable on 11/27/2015.
  • On 7/27/2015 Costco Wholesale announced a quarterly dividend of $0.40 1.11% with an ex dividend date of 8/12/2015 which will be payable on 8/28/2015.

Recent Insider Trading Activity For Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has insider ownership of 0.74% and institutional ownership of 73.12%.

  • On 3/24/2017 James D Sinegal, Director, sold 100,000 with an average share price of $166.35 per share and the total transaction amounting to $16,635,000.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 3/16/2017 Timothy L Rose, VP, sold 4,000 with an average share price of $166.95 per share and the total transaction amounting to $667,800.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 3/13/2017 James D Sinegal, Director, sold 17,000 with an average share price of $164.52 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,796,840.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 2/3/2017 John D Mckay, Insider, sold 4,948 with an average share price of $168.25 per share and the total transaction amounting to $832,501.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 1/11/2017 Roland Michael Vachris, VP, sold 3,180 with an average share price of $161.73 per share and the total transaction amounting to $514,301.40. View SEC Filing
  • On 1/10/2017 Dennis R. Zook, VP, sold 7,000 with an average share price of $161.12 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,127,840.00. View SEC Filing
  • On 1/6/2017 Paul G Moulton, VP, sold 14,189 with an average share price of $161.98 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,298,334.22. View SEC Filing

About Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Costco Wholesale Corporation is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through its subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. As of August 28, 2016, the Company operated 715 warehouses across the world. The Company’s average warehouse space is approximately 144,000 square feet. The Company’s warehouses on average operate on a seven-day, 70-hour week. The Company offers merchandise in various categories, which include foods (including dry foods, packaged foods and groceries); sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies); hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio); fresh foods (including meat, produce, deli and bakery); softlines (including apparel and small appliances), and other (including gas stations and pharmacy).

Recent Trading Activity for Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)
Shares of Costco Wholesale closed the previous trading session at 170.15 up +0.09 0.05% with 1,441,284 shares trading hands.

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