Why Smart Investors Buy:: Costco Wholesale Corporation, (NASDAQ: COST)


On 17-09-2020 (Thursday), Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation, (NASDAQ: COST) displayed a change of -1.41 after which it closed the day’ session at $338.88. The volume amounted to 2678182 shares which compares with the average volume of 2.07M shares. Costco Wholesale Corporation, a USA based Company, belongs to Consumer Defensive sector and Discount Stores industry. The shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation was among the active stocks of the last trading sessions.

Performance Review:

To clear the blur picture shareholders will need to look a little deeper. The LiveRamp Holdings, Inc. has shown a weekly performance of -0.19% and monthly performance stands at -0.55%.

The stock has shown a quarterly performance of 13.12% and a half-year performance stands at 11.03%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 15.3.

Technical Analysis:

The stock price moved with change of 0.0792 to its 50 Day low point and changed -0.0682 comparing to its 50 Day high point.

Profitability Ratios:

Looking into the profitability ratios of COST stock, the investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at 23%, 7.5% and 15.8%, respectively. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 46.77.

Target Price COST:

Target Price informs the investors, a stock survey at which a trader is willing to buy or sell a stock. Target pricing at which a trader projects that a buyer will buy a product. Analyst’s mean target price for the company is $350.33.


The stock price volatility remained at 1.89 in recent month and reaches at 1.68 for the week. The Average True Range (ATR) is also a measure of volatility is currently sitting at 6.72.

Simple Moving Averages COST:

The moving average is easy to calculate and once plotted on a chart, is a powerful visual trend-spotting tool. In theory, there is an infinite number of simple moving averages but the most common are three SMA20, SMA50 and SMA200. SMA20 is the last stop on the bus for short-term traders. Its distance from 20-days simple moving average is -1.8% and its distance from 50-days simple moving average is 0.74% while it has a distance of 8.92% from the 200-days simple moving average.

Most Important details of Costco Wholesale Corporation (EPS):

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 11.4% while EPS growth in past 5 year was 11.4% along with sales growth of % in the last five years. EPS growth in next year is estimated to reach 11.9% while EPS growth estimate for this year is set at 11.9%.