Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST)

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Costco Dividend and Buyback Scorecard

Along with earnings season in January and April, there are hundreds of large companies which take the opportunity to yet again raise their dividends and/or announce big share buybacks. News ...
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Insider Selling Slows as Earnings Season Begins

As we head into the second quarter and a new earnings season, which begins in earnest next week, it is very possible that the insider selling that was so big ...
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Stein Mart’s March Same-Store Sales Surge

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.1% year-over-year. In March of 2014, retail same-store sales rose 5%. If ...
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Should Investors Buy These 4 ‘Bad News’ Stocks for Big Gains?

Often when a company presents bad news, it is for a real reason, and it may indeed be a harbinger of worse things to come. Sometimes, though, bad news is ...
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Retail’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Retailing is a notoriously competitive business and retail winners and losers can switch positions in a relative heartbeat. For the losers, the writing is often on the wall for a ...
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February Retail Sales Affected by Port Slowdown, Weather

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.9% year-over-year. In February of 2014, retail same-store sales rose 2.1%. In ...
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Could Costco Earnings Signal a Rise in Membership Fees?

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The big-box club store posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35 on revenue of ...
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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Thursday before the markets open, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will report its fiscal second-quarter earnings. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.18 in earnings per share (EPS) and $27.7 ...
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7 Top Earnings Previews for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the larger companies reporting in the first week of March. We have reviewed the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson ...
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Meet the 2015 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has made its quarterly filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its holdings as of December 31, 2014. For all practical purposes, this filing is ...
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Wal-Mart, Sears Most ‘Liked’ Retailers

If getting a “like” on Facebook’s social media platform could be translated directly into dollars, the management at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) might ...
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Costco Share Price Increase Doubles Wal-Mart’s

Costco Wholesale Corp.'s (NASDAQ: COST) share price has risen at a rate nearly double that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) over the past year (27% and 14%, respectively). Its ...
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How Costco Is Becoming Less Exclusive

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) has announced that Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will stop exclusively accepting its cards in the United States come the end of March 2016. Already ...
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January Retail Sales Overshadowed by Special Dividend Payments

Retailers are scheduled to announce January U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.1% year-over-year. In January of 2014, retail same-store sales rose ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coach, Gap, FXCM, Lululemon, Netflix, Target and More

Stocks were down again on Friday morning ahead of the weekend. It remains to be seen what the trend will be for 2015, but throughout 2014 (and before) investors proved ...
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