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costco wholesale corp (COST) Snapshot

Open
$120.79
Previous Close
$120.91
Day High
$121.88
Day Low
$120.72
52 Week High
11/25/13 - $126.12
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - $109.50
Market Cap
53.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.5M
EPS TTM
$4.48
Shares Outstanding
438.3M
EX-Date
07/9/14
P/E TM
27.1x
Dividend
$1.42
Dividend Yield
1.09%
Current Stock Chart for COSTCO WHOLESALE CORP (COST)

costco wholesale corp (COST) Details

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It offers candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, cameras, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and meat, bakery, deli, and produce. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, one-hour photo centers, and hearing aid centers; and travel businesses. In addition, it provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of March 6, 2014, it operated 649 warehouses, including 462 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 87 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 25 in the United Kingdom, 18 in Japan, 10 in Taiwan, 9 in Korea, and 5 in Australia. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

103,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/16/13
Founded in 1976

costco wholesale corp (COST) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $738.8K
Co-Founder and Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $438.8K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $719.3K
Chief Operating Officer of Southwest & Mexico...
Total Annual Compensation: $697.1K
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian...
Total Annual Compensation: $658.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

costco wholesale corp (COST) Key Developments

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports Sales Results for the Month and Forty-Eight Weeks Ended August 3, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported sales results for the month and forty-eight weeks ended August 3, 2014. The company reported net sales of $8.55 billion for the month of July, the four weeks ended August 3, 2014, an increase of 9% from $7.87 billion during the similar four-week period last year. For the forty-eight weeks ended August 3, 2014, the company reported net sales of $101.43 billion, an increase of 7% from $94.91 billion during the similar period last year.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Period Ending Aug 03, 2014 Pre Recorded Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Aug 07, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corporation, Period Ending Aug 03, 2014 Pre Recorded Sales/ Trading Statement Call, Aug 07, 2014

Costco Store Plans to Open Store in New Berlin in August 2015

A 156,000-square-foot Costco Wholesale store and gas station gained design approval in New Berli, marking the first step in the city approval process for the project. The Costco is proposed northeast of South Moorland and Grange roads. If approved, the store could be open for business by August 2015. The typical Costco has up to 200 full- and part-time employees. It is among three new locations the retailer has proposed in southeast Wisconsin. New Berlin's Architectural Review Committee approved the building designs. The project is scheduled for a public hearing held by the Plan Commission on August 13, 2014.

 

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