Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 08, 2018

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Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.57 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 23, 2018. Shareholders who purchased COST prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that COST has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $236.71, the dividend yield is .96%.

The previous trading day's last sale of COST was $236.71, representing a -3.45% decrease from the 52 week high of $245.16 and a 43.81% increase over the 52 week low of $164.60.

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 $7.1. Zacks Investment Research reports COST's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 12.74%, compared to an industry average of 18.9%.

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:

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

The top-performing ETF of this group is JHMS with an increase of 10.87% over the last 100 days. FTXD has the highest percent weighting of COST at 6.22%.

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