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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
$620.00-28.8%
Avg Forecast
$810.65-6.9%
Max Forecast
$940.00+7.95%

Should I buy or sell COST stock?

Based on 20 analysts offering ratings for Costco Wholesale Corp.
Buy
Strong Buy
6 analysts 30%
Buy
7 analysts 35%
Hold
7 analysts 35%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

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COST stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-06-14Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-06-06Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-06-06Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-05-31Find Out Why
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-05-31Find Out Why
TD Cowen
Bottom 6%
6
Strong BuyMaintains$850.00-2.38%2024-05-31Find out why
BMO Capital
Top 13%
88
BuyReiterates$875.00+0.49%2024-05-31Find out why
Roth MKM
Bottom 9%
9
HoldReiterates$676.00-22.37%2024-05-31Find out why
Wells Fargo
Top 18%
83
HoldMaintains$775.00-11.00%2024-05-31Find out why
Truist Securities
Top 4%
97
Strong BuyMaintains$873.00+0.26%2024-05-31Find out why

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Forecast return on equity

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
41.44%
Industry
35.28%
Market
83.08%
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Forecast return on assets

Is COST forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
13.28%
Industry
11.06%
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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 13 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$15.96-1.3%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$17.55+8.53%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$18.78+16.17%
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COST revenue forecast

What is COST's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$254.2B+0.2%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$272.5B+7.4%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$287.2B+13.19%
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Forecast High Revenue Growth Forecast

COST earnings growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Discount Stores companies and vs the US market?
Company
5.3%
Industry
7.4%
Market
18.9%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Market Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

COST revenue growth forecast

How is COST forecast to perform vs Discount Stores companies and vs the US market?
Company
4.32%
Industry
3.75%
Market
9.94%
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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$870.75$810.65-6.90%Buy
WMT$67.60$72.83+7.73%Strong Buy
TGT$142.54$181.59+27.40%Buy
DG$126.59$153.39+21.17%Buy
DLTR$107.24$146.00+36.14%Buy

Costco Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Costco Stock a good buy in 2024, 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, 6 (30%) are recommending COST as a Strong Buy, 7 (35%) are recommending COST as a Buy, 7 (35%) 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 2024-2026?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 5.3% is not forecast to beat the US Discount Stores industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 7.4%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 18.9%.

Costco's earnings in 2024 is $7,173,000,000.On average, 13 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2024 to be $7,075,626,983, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $6,969,226,577, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $7,235,227,592. On average, 15 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's earnings for 2025 to be $7,780,308,004, with the lowest COST earnings forecast at $7,470,195,154, and the highest COST earnings forecast at $8,365,731,903.

In 2026, COST is forecast to generate $8,327,738,091 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $8,024,363,934 and the highest earnings forecast at $8,649,466,318.

What is COST's revenue growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 4.32% is forecast to beat the US Discount Stores industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 3.75%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 9.94%.

Costco's revenue in 2024 is $253,695,000,000.On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2024 to be $112,696,441,846,722, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $110,161,916,351,260, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $114,451,813,130,864. On average, 12 Wall Street analysts forecast COST's revenue for 2025 to be $120,795,810,087,152, with the lowest COST revenue forecast at $115,949,149,244,317, and the highest COST revenue forecast at $127,132,524,822,336.

In 2026, COST is forecast to generate $127,311,052,733,156 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $120,776,458,070,019 and the highest revenue forecast at $130,622,901,466,288.

What is COST's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2024-2027?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROA is 13.28%, which is higher than the forecast US Discount Stores industry average of 11.06%.

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 $810.65, with the highest COST stock price forecast at $940.00 and the lowest COST stock price forecast at $620.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Costco's share price could fall to $810.65 by Jun 14, 2025. The average Costco stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 6.9% from the current COST share price of $870.75.

What is COST's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2024-2026?

(NASDAQ: COST) Costco's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $16.17. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $15.96 for 2024, with the lowest EPS forecast at $15.72, and the highest EPS forecast at $16.32. On average, analysts forecast that COST's EPS will be $17.55 for 2025, with the lowest EPS forecast at $16.85, and the highest EPS forecast at $18.87. In 2026, COST's EPS is forecast to hit $18.78 (min: $18.10, max: $19.51).

What is COST's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2024-2027?

(NASDAQ: COST) forecast ROE is 41.44%, which is considered strong.
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