COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real-time price. Currency in USD
192.29
+0.78 (+0.41%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous close191.51
Open191.71
Bid192.02 x 400
Ask192.58 x 400
Day's range191.16 - 192.64
52-week range150.00 - 195.35
Volume2,353,839
Avg. volume2,880,434
Market cap84.436B
Beta1.05
PE ratio (TTM)30.57
EPS (TTM)6.29
Earnings date7 Mar 2018
Forward dividend & yield2.00 (1.04%)
Ex-dividend date2017-11-16
1y target est205.96
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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