NASDAQ: COST
Costco Wholesale Corp Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for COST

Based on 20 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Costco Wholesale Corp.
Min Forecast
$300.00-20.12%
Avg Forecast
$374.75-0.22%
Max Forecast
$435.00+15.83%

Should I buy or sell COST stock?

Strong Buy
Strong Buy
14 analysts 60.87%
Buy
3 analysts 13.04%
Hold
6 analysts 26.09%
Sell
0 analysts 0.00%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0.00%

Forecast return on equity

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
27.59%
Industry
41.45%
Market
-1.26%
COST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years (27.59%); analysts are confident in the firm's ability to efficiently generate return on equity
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Forecast return on assets

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
9.08%
Industry
12.57%
Market
11.45%
COST is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (9.08%) than the US Consumer Defensive industry average (12.57%)
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COST earnings per share forecast

What is COST's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$9.56+5.68%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$10.46+15.53%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$11.43+26.26%
COST's earnings are forecast to grow at a rate of 7.97% per year, which is not exceptional
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COST revenue forecast

What is COST's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$179.3B+7.50%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$191.9B+15.07%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$201.5B+20.85%
COST's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 6.65% per year, which is not exceptional
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COST earnings growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Consumer Defensive companies and vs the US market?
Company
7.97%
Industry
12.61%
Market
14.77%
COST's earnings are forecast to grow slower (7.97% per year) than the US Consumer Defensive industry average (12.61%)
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COST's earnings are forecast to grow slower (7.97% per year) than the US market average (14.77%)
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COST revenue growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Consumer Defensive companies and vs the US market?
Company
6.65%
Industry
3.27%
Market
5.69%
COST's revenues are forecast to grow faster (6.65% per year) than the US Consumer Defensive industry average (3.27%)
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COST's revenues are forecast to grow faster (6.65% per year) than the US market average (5.69%)
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Costco Wholesale Corp Stock Forecast FAQ

The consensus among 23 Wall Street analysts covering (NASDAQ: COST) stock is to Strong Buy COST stock.

Out of 23 analysts, 14 (60.87%) are recommending COST as a Strong Buy, 3 (13.04%) are recommending COST as a Buy, 6 (26.09%) are recommending COST as a Hold, 0 (0.00%) are recommending COST as a Sell, and 0 (0.00%) are recommending COST as a Strong Sell.
According to 20 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year COST price target, the average COST price target is $374.75, with the highest COST stock price forecast at $435.00 and the lowest COST stock price forecast at $300.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Costco Wholesale Corp's share price could fall to $374.75 by Oct 16, 2021. The average Costco Wholesale Corp stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 0.22% from the current COST share price of $375.56.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 7.97% is not forecast to beat the US Consumer Defensive industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 12.61%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 14.77%.

Costco Wholesale Corp's earnings in 2020 is $4,002,000,000.On average, 14 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2021 to be $4,222,556,163, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $4,039,941,956, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $4,375,499,976. On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2022 to be $4,616,351,160, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $4,371,084,739, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $4,821,438,924.

In 2023, COST is forecast to generate $5,045,158,988 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $4,830,269,398 and the highest earnings forecast at $5,161,412,182.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 6.65% is forecast to beat the US Consumer Defensive industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 3.27%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 5.69%.

Costco Wholesale Corp's revenue in 2020 is $166,761,000,000.On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2021 to be $79,150,038,575,017, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $77,340,476,604,716, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $80,196,159,247,485. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2022 to be $84,725,345,238,344, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $82,299,300,046,751, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $86,467,120,514,818.

In 2023, COST is forecast to generate $88,980,415,648,465 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $86,321,987,255,775 and the highest revenue forecast at $92,654,192,277,061.
(NASDAQ: COST) Costco Wholesale Corp's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $9.05. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $9.56 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $9.15, and the highest EPS forecast at $9.91. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $10.46 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $9.90, and the highest EPS forecast at $10.92. In 2023, COST's EPS is forecast to hit $11.43 (min: $10.94, max: $11.69).
(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROE is 27.59%, which is considered strong.
(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROA is 9.08%, which is lower than the forecast US Consumer Defensive industry average of 12.57%.
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