COST Costco

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  • COST
  • Price as of: Sep 30, 03:59 PM EDT
  • $152.51
  • +$5.02
  • +3.4%
  • Industry
  • Discount, variety stores
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COST Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    1.18% Services Average NA%
  • Annualized Payout
    $1.80 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    30.4% EPS $5.93
  • Dividend Growth
    12 yrs Since 2004
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COST Upcoming Dividend Payouts

COST has not yet officially announced its next dividend payout.
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Metric COST Rank COST Avg Ranking Notes
Relative Strength 1 year return is slightly above Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is considerably lower than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than industry average and peers
Dividend Uptrend Dividends have a strong uptrend OR Dividend is considerably higher than Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
Earnings Growth EPS growth is above average against Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations
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Growth History

COST Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
13.4% 13.1% 12 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

COST Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.5550 2015 13.1%
$1.3750 2014 14.1%
Historical Dividend Data

COST Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.4500 2016-07-25 2016-08-10 2016-08-12 2016-08-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2016-04-14 2016-04-27 2016-04-29 2016-05-13 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2016-01-29 2016-02-10 2016-02-12 2016-02-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2015-10-29 2015-11-10 2015-11-13 2015-11-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2015-07-27 2015-08-12 2015-08-14 2015-08-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2015-04-17 2015-04-29 2015-05-01 2015-05-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$5.0000 2015-01-30 2015-02-05 2015-02-09 2015-02-27 Yes Special N/A
$0.3550 2015-01-29 2015-02-11 2015-02-13 2015-02-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3550 2014-10-28 2014-11-12 2014-11-14 2014-11-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3550 2014-06-23 2014-07-09 2014-07-11 2014-07-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3550 2014-04-29 2014-05-14 2014-05-16 2014-05-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3100 2014-01-30 2014-02-12 2014-02-14 2014-02-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3100 2013-10-29 2013-11-13 2013-11-15 2013-11-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3100 2013-07-22 2013-08-07 2013-08-09 2013-08-23 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3100 2013-04-30 2013-05-15 2013-05-17 2013-05-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2013-01-24 2013-02-06 2013-02-08 2013-02-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$7.0000 2012-11-28 2012-12-06 2012-12-10 2012-12-18 Yes Special N/A
$0.2750 2012-10-30 2012-11-14 2012-11-16 2012-11-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2012-07-23 2012-08-08 2012-08-10 2012-08-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2750 2012-05-09 2012-05-23 2012-05-25 2012-06-08 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2400 2012-01-26 2012-02-08 2012-02-10 2012-02-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2400 2011-10-25 2011-11-08 2011-11-11 2011-11-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2400 2011-07-18 2011-08-03 2011-08-05 2011-08-19 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2400 2011-04-26 2011-05-11 2011-05-13 2011-05-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2050 2011-01-27 2011-02-09 2011-02-11 2011-02-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2050 2010-10-07 2010-10-27 2010-10-29 2010-11-12 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2050 2010-07-19 2010-08-04 2010-08-06 2010-08-20 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2050 2010-04-22 2010-05-05 2010-05-07 2010-05-21 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2010-01-28 2010-02-10 2010-02-12 2010-02-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2009-10-08 2009-10-21 2009-10-23 2009-11-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2009-07-27 2009-08-12 2009-08-14 2009-08-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2009-04-28 2009-05-13 2009-05-15 2009-05-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2009-01-28 2009-02-11 2009-02-13 2009-02-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2008-10-30 2008-11-12 2008-11-14 2008-11-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2008-07-21 2008-08-06 2008-08-08 2008-08-22 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2008-04-29 2008-05-14 2008-05-16 2008-05-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2008-01-30 2008-02-13 2008-02-15 2008-02-29 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2007-11-14 2007-11-28 2007-11-30 2007-12-14 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2007-07-09 2007-07-25 2007-07-27 2007-08-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1450 2007-04-10 2007-04-25 2007-04-27 2007-05-18 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2007-02-01 2007-02-12 2007-02-14 2007-02-28 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2006-11-03 2006-11-15 2006-11-17 2006-12-01 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2006-07-18 2006-07-28 2006-08-01 2006-08-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2006-04-25 2006-05-08 2006-05-10 2006-05-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1150 2006-01-26 2006-02-07 2006-02-09 2006-02-24 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1150 2005-11-07 2005-11-16 2005-11-18 2005-12-02 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1150 2005-07-27 2005-08-03 2005-08-05 2005-08-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1150 2005-04-22 2005-05-04 2005-05-06 2005-05-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2005-01-27 2005-02-04 2005-02-08 2005-02-25 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-10-26 2004-11-03 2004-11-05 2004-11-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-07-12 2004-07-21 2004-07-23 2004-08-27 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-04-28 2004-05-06 2004-05-10 2004-05-31 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1999-12-09 2000-01-14 1999-12-24 2000-01-13 NM Stock Split NM
Company Profile

COST Company Profile

Exchange: NASDAQ
Sector: Services

Costco (COST) is an international discount retailer. The company acts as a warehouse club and offers discounts to customers, and also offers products on its website. Costco has the largest warehouse club volume in the U.S., above both BJ's and Sams. The company was founded in 1983, and is based in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is affected by the general economic environment, as well as by a large amount of competition in the discount retail space. Costco relies heavily on its U.S. and Canada sales, as they comprise of almost 90% of Costco’s sales. Costco has been paying dividends since 2004, and has consecutively raised them every year. Costco pays its dividends quarterly.

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News

Costco News

  • Before Thursday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst commentary for investors.

  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About...

  • On Monday morning, Costco (COST ) announced that it has named Visa (V ) and Citigroup (C ) as its new credit card partners.

  • Before the opening bell on Thursday, Costco (COST ) posted higher earnings for the second quarter, reflecting benefits from lower fuel costs.

  • Before Friday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst commentary for investors.

  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its upcoming dividend payout. For more information, check out Everything Investors Need to Know About...

  • It was an interesting week on Wall Street, with the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all reaching record highs despite the housing and manufacturing sectors missing their targets.

  • Before Yesterday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the most important analyst commentary for investors.

  • Last week could have been the unofficial start of the real bear market. From bad economic data to a negative tweet from a presidential candidate, or even overanalyzing a speech from the Federal Reserve Chairwoman, investors have been looking for...

  • Earnings

    Costco Wholesale (COST ) reported Q4 EPS of $1.73, 7 cents better than the analyst estimate of $1.66.

    Revenue

    Revenue for the quarter came in at $34.99 billion, versus the consensus estimate of $36.34 billion.

    Outlook

    Costco Wholesale has...