218.69 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:03PM EDT
|Bid||218.60 x 1100|
|Ask||218.75 x 800|
|Day's range||216.24 - 218.94|
|52-week range||150.00 - 218.94|
|PE ratio (TTM)||32.02|
|Earnings date||4 Oct 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.28 (1.08%)|
|1y target est||217.13|
There have been over 50 component changes to the Dow's since 1896, and these three stocks could be the next to join the prestigious index.
Shares of Costco (COST) climbed to another new all-time high Thursday as investors show their love for the warehouse-style grocery chain amid nearly constant headlines about Amazon's (AMZN) industry takeover. Meanwhile, Target (TGT) stock also surged to inch close to its 52-week high. So let's see which stock looks better at the moment.
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Of the seven analysts covering Office Depot (ODP) on July 13, 57% recommended “hold,” 14% recommended “buy,” and 29% recommended “sell.” Office Depot’s switch to becoming a business services provider seems to have paid off. Its acquisition, CompuCom, has been its biggest growth driver amid the technological shift and digital commerce expansion.
As of July 13, Walmart (WMT) stock was trading at a forward PE ratio of 18.0x, 8.6% higher than its four-year multiple of 16.6x, and higher than Target’s (TGT) 14.5x and the benchmark index. Meanwhile, its multiple was lower than Costco’s (COST) 28.9x.
Walmart (WMT) stock underperformed both Target (TGT) and Costco (COST) in the first half of 2018, mostly due to its e-commerce sales growth slowing down sequentially during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, to 23.0%.
On July 12, Costco Wholesale (COST) reported its June sales results. The company reported an 11.7% rise in net sales to $13.5 billion in June compared to its net sales of $12.13 billion in the same period last year.
Investors need to pay close attention to Costco Wholesale (COST) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.
Target (TGT) stock has risen 17.2% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of July 12 thanks to the company’s growth initiatives that are gaining traction. Despite the healthy increase on a YTD basis, Target’s current valuation multiple is lower than its historical average. As of July 12, Target’s stock was trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 14.3x, which is about 5% lower than its four-year historical average multiple of 15.0x.
Will Costco’s Solid Comparable Store Sales Help Its Stock? Most of the analysts providing recommendations on Costco (COST) maintained a “buy” rating on the stock. Costco has impressed with its sales and earnings performance despite facing intense competition.
Will Costco’s Solid Comparable Store Sales Help Its Stock? Costco (COST) has impressed with its solid top-line performance for quite some time. The company reported stellar comps or comparable store sales in June.
Shares of Costco Wholesale (COST) have reversed earlier losses and are now trading up on Thursday morning, following its June sales report. The discount retailer said that same-store sales rose 9.7%, down from 11.7% in the previous month. Although e-commerce trends declined, he writes that online sales are still benefiting from Costco's "efforts around selection, value, awareness, and experience." He writes that the June report is the latest month of strong results from Costco "indicating the company’s value proposition is winning with consumers." That said, and despite his optimism about the stock, he warns that "earnings for retailers including Costco may be constrained near-term given the need for reinvestment to effectively compete.
While major chains are grappling with sluggish store and mall traffic, Costco (COST) seems somewhat resilient to the challenging retail backdrop.
ISSAQUAH, Wash., July 11, 2018-- Costco Wholesale Corporation today reported net sales of $13.55 billion for the retail month of June, the five weeks ended July 8, 2018, an increase of 11.7 percent from ...
Walmart (WMT) is currently trading at a forward PE multiple of 17.4x, which is higher than Target’s (TGT) current PE multiple of 14.3x. Walmart’s valuation multiple is also higher than the S& 500 Index (SPY), which was trading at a forward PE multiple of 16.7x as of July 5. Walmart stock is trading 5% higher than its four-year historical average multiple of 16.6x.