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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)

313.26   8.58 (2.82%) 01-21 16:00
Open: 306.2 Pre. Close: 304.68
High: 313.34 Low: 305.81
Volume: 2,762,263 Market Cap: 138385M
Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operate membership warehouses. The company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

Stock Price Prediction

Update at 5:00pm EST
If tomorrow: Open lower Open higher
High: 313.371 - 314.462 314.462 - 315.461
Low: 302.66 - 304.07 304.07 - 305.36
Close: 311.005 - 312.988 312.988 - 314.804

Technical analysis

as of: 2020-01-21 4:25:05 PM
Overall:       
Stoxline posted a BUY today, same as yesterday. Upward movement continues.
Target: Six months: 365.98     One year: 427.47
Support: Support1: 298.06    Support2: 288.62
Resistance: Resistance1: 313.34    Resistance2: 365.98
Pivot: 297.88
Moving Average: MA(5): 304.31     MA(20): 297.02
MA(100): 296.16     MA(250): 267.26
MACD: MACD(12,26): 2.68     Signal(9): 0.83
Stochastic oscillator: %K(14,3): 96.43     %D(3): 93.17
RSI: RSI(14): 75.90
52-week: High: 313.34  Low: 205.75  Change(%): 47.7
Average Vol(K): 3-Month: 195988  10-Days: 216115

Price, moving averages and Bollinger Bands

Price and moving averages has closed above its Short term moving average. Short term moving average is currently above mid-term; AND above long term moving averages. From the relationship between price and moving averages; we can see that: This stock is BULLISH in short-term; and BULLISH in mid-long term.
COST has closed above the upper band by 15.3%. If price is in a uptrend band; this upward trend in price might continue. However a short term pullback inside the band is likely.Bollinger Bands are 60% wider than normal. The large width of the bands suggest high volatility as compared to COST's normal range. The bands have been in this wide range for 0 bars. This is a sign that the current trend might continue.

Headline News

2020-01-21
Costco Shares Affirmed Top Pick, Price Target Raised at Oppenheimer on Valuation
Oppenheimer affirmed Costco shares as a top pick and raised its price target on the Issaquah, Wash., membership-based retailer to $335 a share.

2020-01-21
Researchers went to festivals to study psychedelic drugs and found they left people feeling happy and connected hours after the high wore off
1,200 Americans and Brits self-reported feelings of positivity and increased social connectedness while on psychedelics. The study took place over a series of music festivals, where participants said they had transformative experiences. This is part of a resurgence in research on psychedelics and their possible health benefits. Visit Insider's homepage for more As psychedelics are being embraced as a potential treatment for mental health conditions, new research suggests that mind-altering substances like 'magic' mushrooms leave people feeling positive and socially connected hours after the high wears off. The study by Yale University, surveying 1,200 Brits and Americans at six music festivals, provided evidence to support lab-based research that psychedelic drugs can boost wellbeing. Between 2015 and 2017, teams of researchers set up "Play Games for Science" booths in busy areas at their selected festivals between 10 AM and 1 PM, encouraging people to come and speak to them. Participants spent 15 minutes filling out surveys on their use of psychoactive substances, as well as age, gender, level of religiousness, political orientation and level of education.

Financial Analysis

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Stock Basics & Statistics

Exchange:  Nasdaq Global Select
Sector:  Consumer Defensive
Industry:  Discount Stores
Shares Out. (M) 441.76
Shares Float (M) 434.84
% Held by Insiders 0.22
% Held by Institutions 72.45
Shares Short (K) 5470
Shares Short P. Month (K)

Stock Financials

EPS 8.430
Book Value (p.s.) 35.900
PEG Ratio 5.01
Profit Margin 2.41
Operating Margin 3.14
Return on Assets (ttm) 6.4
Return on Equity (ttm) 25.5
Qtrly Rev. Growth 5.6
Gross Profit (p.s.) 44.866
Sales Per Share
EBITDA (p.s.) 14.442
Qtrly Earnings Growth 10.00
Operating Cash Flow (M) 6280.00
Levered Free Cash Flow (M) 2400.00

Stock Valuations

P/E 37.16
P/E Growth Ratio 0.03
P/BV 8.73
P/S 0.89
P/CF 22.04

Dividends & Splits

Dividend 2.520
Dividend Yield 0.01
Dividend Pay Date 2019-11-14
Ex-Dividend Date 2019-10-30
Forward Dividend 2.600
Last Split Date
Last Split Ratio -1e+010
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