Costco Wholesale Corp Inc. (COST) Price Performance: A Comparative Analysis with Competitors

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Investors have been left with mixed emotions regarding the stock price performance over the year, as it’s been a mixed bag. The metric has seen a significant gain of 21.32% since the start of this calendar year. Looking back over the last six months, we can see a weaker performance of 38.63%. Over the past 30 days, the price of COST has fallen by 11.97%. And in the last five days, it has surged by 2.80%.

The stock market performance of Costco Wholesale Corp has been very steady. Over the last year, the company’s stock hit its highest at $789.66 on 05/16/24, while the lowest price during the same time frame was $466.15, recorded on 05/25/23.

52-week price history of COST Stock

A stock’s 52-week price history, including the low and high prices, can offer valuable insights into its current standing and future prospects. Costco Wholesale Corp’s current trading price is 1.41% away from its 52-week high, while its distance from the 52-week low is 71.80%. The stock’s price range over this timeframe has been between $466.15 and $789.66. The shares of the Consumer Defensive sector company recorded a trading volume of approximately 0.86 million for the day, which was comparatively lower than the average daily volume of 2.0 million over the last three months.

The Connection Between Financial Performance and Market Capitalization

Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) has experienced a quarterly rise of 10.53% in its revenues when compared to the same period in the previous year. Presently, the company has a total market capitalization of 355.17B and boasts a workforce of 316000 employees.

How Moving Averages and Trading Volume Data Work Together

Based on Barchart.com data, the company’s moving average over the 100-day period was 718.86, with a change in price of +135.69. Similarly, Costco Wholesale Corp recorded 1,982,066 in trading volume during the last 100 days, posting a change of +20.40%.

COST’s Debt-to-Equity Ratio: A Comprehensive Review

A key metric for assessing a company’s financial well-being and market status is the debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio. This ratio is derived by dividing a company’s total liabilities by its shareholders’ equity, and it demonstrates the level of debt a company uses to support its assets relative to shareholder equity. At the time of writing, the total D/E ratio for COST stands at 0.45. Similarly, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio is also 0.40.

COST Stock Stochastic Average

The raw stochastic average for Costco Wholesale Corp over the last 50 days is presently at 96.54%. This reflects a surge from the raw stochastic average of the previous 20 days, which was noted at 96.38%. Further, the company’s Stochastic %K and %D values for the last 20 days were 93.39% and 90.85%, respectively.

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