More Encouraging Progress From Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

    DECKER SUSAN L, Director, subtracted 1,646 shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) from its portfolio at the rate of $268.25 per share valuing $441,540 on Jul 03. The insider left behind 41,803 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) was $268.15. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $273.01, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $277.86. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $265.65 and a 2nd Support Level at $263.14. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock has lost -$6.15, or -2.24%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$11.29, or -4.04%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $25.42, or 10.47%. This year-to-date, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) shares have gained $64.44, or 31.63%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100 – 200 Day MACD Oscillator % of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “.”

    With 439,789 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $121,496,112K. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) generates $141,576 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,134 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 20.79%, a 3-Year Total Return of 59.59%, and a 5-year Total Return of 121.08%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -73.81%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.650 per share on 05/09/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.94%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.60.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in May-19, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) reported earnings of $1.89 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.82 per share, representing a 0.07 difference and 3.75% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Feb-19, the reported earnings of $2.01 represented a 0.31 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.70 per share, which was a 18.56% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 08/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.53 per share. This estimate came from a total of 12 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.60 and the low estimate was $2.47. In the year-ago quarter, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) generated per-share earnings of $2.36. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +7.20% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 0 purchases (0 shares in total) and 13 sale (34,636 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 1 insider buys amounting to 3,000 shares and 26 insider sales amounting to 74,140 shares. In the past full year, 27 insider purchases were made (involving 264,035 shares) and 102 insider sell-offs equivalent to 225,880 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) has a Current Ratio of 1.02, a Quick Ratio of 0.46 and a Cash Ratio of 0.36. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 54.49, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 35.27, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 17.08. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 53.73 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 34.78.