Costco announces increase to membership fees

The price of a basic Costco membership will rise $5 effective

They set a "positive" rating and a $192.00 price target for the company. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a 52 week low of $138.57 and a 52 week high of $178.71.

Taking a glance at past performance, we will examine different up or down moving trends about COST. Klingman & Associates LLC now owns 1,218 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $186,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter.

On 10/12/2016 Costco Wholesale Corporation 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. No wonder 14 of 19 analysts recommend buying COST, and not a single one suggests selling. Developed J. Welles Wilder, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a momentum oscillator that measures the speed and change of price movements. A stock experiencing a high level of volatility has a higher ATR, and a low volatility stock has a lower ATR. The firm has a market capitalization of $78.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.48 and a beta of 0.89.

COST stock fell 4.2% on the news.

The simple moving average is the most common method used to calculate the moving average of prices. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 40.92 and Current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.00. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0.

Revenue in the quarter ended February 12, was $29.13 billion, below Wall Street forecasts for $29.86 billion, while earnings per share were $1.17, compared to $1.36. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.09 EPS. The stock grabbed 157 new institutional investments totaling 7,954,923 shares while 63 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,708,131 shares.

Earnings Surprise: Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price.

In a note to clients earlier this week, analysts at UBS speculated the company could raise its membership fees in the second quarter. Second-quarter results also compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $1.36 and $28.33 billion in revenue.

Credit Suisse lowered its 2017 and 2018 EPS estimates to $5.66 (from $5.97) and $6.32 (from $6.57), respectively. For the quarter ending Feb-17, 21 analysts have a mean sales target of 29,863.30 million whilst for the year ending Aug-17, 24 analysts have a mean target of 127,035.00 million. Consensus rating is in between 1-5.

Costco Wholesale Corporation has a 52 week low of $138.57 and a 52 week high of $178.71 with a P/E ratio of 31.09 The company's market cap is now $0.

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