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
$350.00-28.92%
Avg Forecast
$526.15+6.85%
Max Forecast
$610.00+23.88%

Should I buy or sell COST stock?

Based on 20 analysts offering ratings for Costco Wholesale Corp.
Buy
Strong Buy
9 analysts 45%
Buy
5 analysts 25%
Hold
6 analysts 30%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

COST stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Truist Securities
Top 6%
95
Strong BuyInitiates Coverage On$606.00+23.06%2022-01-13
R5 Capital
Bottom 25%
25
HoldDowngrades$561.00+13.92%2021-12-13
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 1%
1
Strong BuyMaintains$560.00+13.72%2021-12-10
Barclays
Bottom 8%
8
Strong BuyMaintains$570.00+15.75%2021-12-10
Wells Fargo
Top 5%
96
Strong BuyMaintains$600.00+21.84%2021-12-10
Telsey Advisory Group
Top 7%
94
BuyMaintains$610.00+23.88%2021-12-10
Oppenheimer
Top 13%
88
BuyMaintains$580.00+17.78%2021-12-09
MKM Partners
Bottom 12%
12
HoldMaintains$498.00+1.13%2021-12-08
Raymond James
Top 9%
92
BuyMaintains$565.00+14.74%2021-12-03
Anonymous
Citigroup
HoldMaintains$540.00+9.66%2021-12-02

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Forecast return on equity

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
38.88%
Industry
-16.45%
Market
58.24%
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Forecast return on assets

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
11.19%
Industry
8.72%
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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 11 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$12.62+8.23%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$13.79+18.27%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$15.20+30.36%
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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
$217.2B+6.97%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$233.7B+15.1%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$251.5B+23.85%
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COST earnings growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Consumer Defensive companies and vs the US market?
Company
9.06%
Industry
17.53%
Market
18.83%
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COST revenue growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Consumer Defensive companies and vs the US market?
Company
7.34%
Industry
1.2%
Market
11.5%
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Costco Stock Forecast FAQ

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

The consensus among 20 Wall Street analysts covering (NASDAQ: COST) stock is to Buy COST stock.

Out of 20 analysts, 9 (45%) are recommending COST as a Strong Buy, 5 (25%) are recommending COST as a Buy, 6 (30%) are recommending COST as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending COST as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending COST as a Strong Sell.

What is COST's earnings growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 9.06% is not forecast to beat the US Consumer Defensive industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17.53%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 18.83%.

Costco's earnings in 2022 is $5,165,000,000.On average, 11 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2022 to be $5,596,117,973, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $5,378,836,055, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $5,782,359,617. On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2023 to be $6,114,933,982, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $5,817,834,216, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $6,536,194,844.

In 2024, COST is forecast to generate $6,740,173,787 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $6,562,800,793 and the highest earnings forecast at $7,094,919,776.

What is COST's revenue growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 7.34% is forecast to beat the US Consumer Defensive industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 1.2%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 11.5%.

Costco's revenue in 2022 is $203,084,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2022 to be $96,334,022,540,053, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $95,482,986,912,922, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $97,559,137,812,374. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2023 to be $103,648,955,778,307, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $102,495,596,750,871, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $106,138,669,551,502.

In 2024, COST is forecast to generate $111,536,319,116,766 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $109,328,815,976,608 and the highest revenue forecast at $114,487,172,965,424.

What is COST's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2022-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROA is 11.19%, which is higher than the forecast US Consumer Defensive industry average of 8.72%.

What is COST's Price Target?

According to 20 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year COST price target, the average COST price target is $526.15, with the highest COST stock price forecast at $610.00 and the lowest COST stock price forecast at $350.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Costco's share price could reach $526.15 by Jan 13, 2023. The average Costco stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 6.85% from the current COST share price of $492.43.

What is COST's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2022-2024?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $11.66. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $12.62 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $12.13, and the highest EPS forecast at $13.04. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $13.79 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $13.12, and the highest EPS forecast at $14.74. In 2024, COST's EPS is forecast to hit $15.20 (min: $14.80, max: $16.00).

What is COST's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2022-2025?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROE is 38.88%, which is considered strong.
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