Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 09, 2019

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Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 09, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.65 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2019. Shareholders who purchased COST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.04% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $240.18, the dividend yield is 1.08%.

The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $240.18, representing a -3.43% decrease from the 52 week high of $248.70 and a 26.74% increase over the 52 week low of $189.51.

COST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Walmart Inc. ( WMT ) and Target Corporation ( TGT ). COST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.8. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 15.68%, compared to an industry average of 5.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the COST Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to COST through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have COST as a top-10 holding:

  • VanEck Vectors Retail ETF ( RTH )
  • Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF ( VDC )
  • John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Staples ETF ( JHMS )
  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Consumer Staples ( XLP )
  • First Trust Nasdaq Retail ETF ( FTXD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTH with an increase of 6.68% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of COST at 5.1%.

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