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Consensus recommendation

As of Sep 22, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 30 polled investment analysts covering Costco Wholesale Corporation advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on Jun 28, 2012. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Costco Wholesale Corporation.
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Underperform0
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Share price forecast

The 25 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale Corporation have a median target of 184.00, with a high estimate of 205.00 and a low estimate of 152.00. The median estimate represents a 14.08% increase from the last price of 161.29.
High27.1%205.00
Med14.1%184.00
Low-5.8%152.00

Dividends

In 2016, Costco Wholesale Corp reported a dividend of 1.65 USD, which represents a 12.63% increase over last year. The 9 analysts covering the company expect dividends of 1.69 USD for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of 2.30%.
Div growth (TTM)12.63%
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Earnings history & estimates

On May 25, 2017, Costco Wholesale Corporation reported 3rd quarter 2017 earnings of 1.40 per share. This result exceeded the 1.31 consensus of the 23 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 3rd quarter results by 12.90%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Oct 05, 2017.
Average growth rate+7.13%
Costco Wholesale Corporation reported annual 2016 earnings of 5.33 per share on Sep 29, 2016.
The next earnings announcement from Costco Wholesale Corporation is expected the week of Oct 05, 2017.
Average growth rate+7.78%
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Revenue history & estimates

Costco Wholesale Corporation had 3rd quarter 2017 revenues of 28.86bn. This bettered the 28.56bn consensus of the 16 analysts covering the company. This was 7.81% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results.
Average growth rate+4.08%
Costco Wholesale Corporation had revenues for the full year 2016 of 118.72bn. This was 2.17% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+4.63%
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