Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) is at the top of the discount store industry according to Investors Observer. COST received an overall rating of 58, which means it scores over 58 percent of all stocks. Costco Wholesale Corporation also achieved a score of 75 in the discount store industry, which places it above 75% of discount store inventory. Discount Stores is ranked 17th out of 148 industries.
What do these notes mean?
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What is happening with the shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation today?
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) stock fell -1.25% while the S&P 500 was 0.5% higher at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1. COST is – $ 5.62 below the previous closing price of $ 449.35 on 643,363 shares of volume. Over the past year, the S&P 500 has gained 28.05% while COST is 23.79% higher. COST has earned $ 11.27 per share over the past 12 months, giving it a price / earnings ratio of 39.47. Click here for the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Stock Report.