Costco Wholesale Corporation(NASDAQ:COST) Declares Dividend of $0.4500.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) had declared a cash dividend of $0.4500 on Apr 14, 2016. The shares will quote ex-dividend on Apr 27, 2016 and the record date has been fixed on Apr 29, 2016. At Apr 14, 2016 share price, the yield comes out to be 1.1889%. The dividend payable date has been fixed on May 13, 2016.

In a different note, On Mar 31, 2016, Barclays said it Maintains its rating on Costco Wholesale Corporation. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $160.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Equal-weight’ by the firm. On Mar 30, 2016, Barclays said it Maintains its rating on Costco Wholesale Corporation. In the research note, the firm Raises the price-target to $160.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Equal-weight’ by the firm. On Feb 26, 2016, Cleveland said it Downgrades its rating on Costco Wholesale Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Neutral’ by the firm. On Feb 12, 2016, Oppenheimer said it Maintains its rating on Costco Wholesale Corporation. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $185.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Outperform’ by the firm. On Feb 5, 2016, BMO Capital said it Maintains its rating on Costco Wholesale Corporation. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $175.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Outperform’ by the firm.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) made into the market gainers list on Mondays trading session with the shares advancing 0.08% or 0.13 points. Due to strong positive momentum, the stock ended at $153.3, which is also near the day’s high of $153.71. The stock began the session at $152.78 and the volume stood at 13,35,762 shares. The 52-week high of the shares is $169.73 and the 52 week low is $117.03. The company has a current market capitalization of $67,304 M and it has 43,90,35,060 shares in outstanding.

Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST) last announced its earnings results on Mar 2, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q2.Company reported revenue of $28.17B. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $28.51B. Earnings per share were $1.24. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $1.28.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Mar 28, 2016, Timothy L. Rose (Executive VP) sold 1,777 shares at $151.25 per share price.Also, On Mar 21, 2016, Franz E Lazarus (Executive VP) sold 20,000 shares at $153.43 per share price.On Mar 17, 2016, James P. Murphy (Executive VP) sold 15,000 shares at $154.45 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States (U.S.) and Puerto Rico Canada United Kingdom (U.K.) Mexico Japan Australia Spain and through majority-owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. The Company operated 663 membership warehouses and an average warehouse is approximately 144000 square feet. The Company’s warehouses generally operate on a seven-day 69-hour week. The Company’s product categories include Food Sundries Hardlines Fresh Food Softlines Ancillary and Other. The Company’s online business provides products which include services such as photo processing pharmacy travel business delivery and membership services.

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