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Costco Wholesale Corp Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

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Analyst price target for COST

Based on 17 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale Corp.
Min Forecast
$490.00-0.92%
Avg Forecast
$556.12+12.45%
Max Forecast
$610.00+23.35%

Should I buy or sell COST stock?

Based on 17 analysts offering ratings for Costco Wholesale Corp.
Buy
Strong Buy
7 analysts 41.18%
Buy
5 analysts 29.41%
Hold
5 analysts 29.41%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

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COST stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Raymond James
Top 5%
96
BuyMaintains$570.00+15.26%2022-12-01
Deutsche Bank
Top 9%
92
Strong BuyMaintains$578.00+16.88%2022-11-29Find out why
Wells Fargo
Top 3%
98
HoldDowngrades$490.00-0.92%2022-11-07Find out why
Oppenheimer
Top 8%
93
BuyMaintains$550.00+11.22%2022-09-23Find out why
Truist Securities
Top 3%
98
Strong BuyMaintains$559.00+13.04%2022-09-23Find out why
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 1%
1
Strong BuyMaintains$525.00+6.16%2022-09-23
Goldman Sachs
Bottom 15%
15
Strong BuyMaintains$573.00+15.87%2022-08-04
Jefferies
Bottom 28%
28
Strong BuyMaintains$580.00+17.28%2022-06-02Find out why
Baird
Top 14%
87
BuyMaintains$560.00+13.24%2022-05-27Find out why
Credit Suisse
Top 4%
97
HoldMaintains$550.00+11.22%2022-05-27Find out why

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Forecast return on equity

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
37.5%
Industry
34.54%
Market
62.54%
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Forecast return on assets

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
12.06%
Industry
9.6%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

COST earnings per share forecast

What is COST's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$14.33+8.81%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$15.83+20.2%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$17.49+32.8%
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COST revenue forecast

What is COST's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$246.0B+8.4%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$262.2B+15.52%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$278.0B+22.51%
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COST earnings growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Discount Stores companies and vs the US market?
Company
9.58%
Industry
21.67%
Market
17%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Market Forecast
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COST revenue growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Discount Stores companies and vs the US market?
Company
7.02%
Industry
4.07%
Market
6.8%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

COST vs Discount Store Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
COST$494.53$556.12+12.45%Buy
TGT$164.16$184.64+12.48%Strong Buy
DG$243.96$267.92+9.82%Strong Buy
DLTR$151.20$171.75+13.59%Strong Buy
WMT$153.22$158.12+3.19%Strong Buy

Costco Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Costco Stock a good buy in 2022, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 17 Wall Street analysts covering (NASDAQ: COST) stock is to Buy COST stock.

Out of 17 analysts, 7 (41.18%) are recommending COST as a Strong Buy, 5 (29.41%) are recommending COST as a Buy, 5 (29.41%) are recommending COST as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending COST as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending COST as a Strong Sell.

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What is COST's earnings growth forecast for 2023-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 9.58% is not forecast to beat the US Discount Stores industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 21.67%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17%.

Costco's earnings in 2022 is $5,844,000,000.On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2023 to be $6,342,517,398, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $5,988,434,082, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $6,621,358,009. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2024 to be $7,006,423,615, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $6,439,890,310, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $7,572,956,921.

In 2025, COST is forecast to generate $7,741,146,496 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $7,741,146,496 and the highest earnings forecast at $7,741,146,496.

What is COST's revenue growth forecast for 2023-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 7.02% is forecast to beat the US Discount Stores industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 4.07%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 6.8%.

Costco's revenue in 2022 is $226,954,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2023 to be $108,888,691,441,792, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $106,733,546,962,605, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $111,502,164,020,835. On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2024 to be $116,041,644,913,199, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $113,351,939,524,034, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $118,578,961,695,240.

In 2025, COST is forecast to generate $123,062,099,079,945 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $123,062,099,079,945 and the highest revenue forecast at $123,062,099,079,945.

What is COST's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2023-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROA is 12.06%, which is higher than the forecast US Discount Stores industry average of 9.6%.

What is COST's Price Target?

According to 17 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year COST price target, the average COST price target is $556.12, with the highest COST stock price forecast at $610.00 and the lowest COST stock price forecast at $490.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Costco's share price could reach $556.12 by Dec 1, 2023. The average Costco stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 12.45% from the current COST share price of $494.53.

What is COST's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2023-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $13.17. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $14.33 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $13.53, and the highest EPS forecast at $14.96. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $15.83 for 2024, with the lowest EPS forecast at $14.55, and the highest EPS forecast at $17.11. In 2025, COST's EPS is forecast to hit $17.49 (min: $17.49, max: $17.49).

What is COST's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2023-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROE is 37.5%, which is considered strong.
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