COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real-time price. Currency in USD
193.56
-1.51 (-0.77%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close195.07
Open194.43
Bid193.57 x 400
Ask194.18 x 400
Day's range192.75 - 195.67
52-week range150.00 - 199.88
Volume1,455,821
Avg. volume2,484,438
Market cap84.938B
Beta1.06
PE ratio (TTM)28.85
EPS (TTM)6.71
Earnings date31 May 2018
Forward dividend & yield2.00 (1.03%)
Ex-dividend date2018-02-15
1y target est209.46
Trade prices are not sourced from all markets
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