Costco Wholesale Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 09, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.355 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 25,
2014. Shareholders who purchased COST stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 14.52% increase over the same period a year ago. At
the current stock price of $116.32, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $116.32,
representing a -7.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $126.12 and
a 6.23% increase over the 52 week low of $109.50.
COST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (
) and Target Corporation (
). COST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.48. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 1.93%, compared to an
industry average of 10.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to COST through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COST as a top-10 holding:
- Merrill Lynch Retail HOLDRS (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund (
- PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPLV with an increase of
8.42% over the last 100 days. RTH has the highest percent weighting
of COST at 5.03%.