Shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) traded 0.1 points or 0.06% higher at $166.64.The total intraday money flow for the shares came in at a disappointing $(-5) million. The total upticks amounted to $2.76 million and the total downticks were approximately $7.76 million, with the up/down ratio of 0.36. On a different note, the shares have seen 0.77% price change during the week.In a block trade which occurred during the day, the stock had an inflow of $0 million in upticks and an outflow of $5.65 million in downticks. The up/down ratio for the block was found to be 0. The net money flow for the block transaction was $(-5.65) million.
Based on the Stock Research reports from financial advisors, there are 11 Analysts recommending as a Strong Buy, and 2 Analysts recommending as a Moderate Buy. Investors should also note that 6 Stock brokerage firms are recommending to Hold the stock for short term. Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) rose 0.31% or 0.52 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $166.78 the stock was seen hitting $167.67 as a peak level and $166.26 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $167.06. The daily volume was measured at 2,726,624 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $178.71 and the 52-week low is $138.57. The company has a market cap of $73,330 million.
Costco Wholesale Corporation has a Price to Earnings ratio of 32.65 for the trailing twelve month period. The price to book ratio of the company for the most recent quarter is 6.35. For the Most Recent Fiscal Year, Costco Wholesale Corporation has a price to cash ratio of 21.5. For the Trailing twelve month period, company showed a Net Profit Margin of 2.02% and Return on Equity of the stock is 20.06%. According to the corporate earnings calendar, Costco Wholesale Corporation will release next earnings on May 25, 2017 with an estimated EPS consensus of $1.31. Based on the consensus of stock financial advisors the stock has a price target of $181.27. Current year estimate on EPS consensus is $5.7. The Estimated EPS rate for Long term growth is $10.7. For Dividend Investing Stock Market Traders Costco Wholesale Corporation has a Dividend Yield of 1.08% with an Annual Dividend of $1.8. It has a Payout Ratio of 0.34 and the change in Dividend payout ratio is 0.04.
Costco Wholesale Corp. operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering members very low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and selected private label products in a wide range of merchandise categories will produce high sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. This rapid inventory turnover enables Costco to operate profitably at significantly lower gross margins than traditional wholesalers, discount retailers and supermarkets.