Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

For the price of a membership, Costco allows customers to shop for low prices in its no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities.

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Member Avatar DrGoldin (99.77) Submitted: 5/28/2015 1:40:08 PM : Underperform Start Price: $143.91 COST Score: -0.07

Costco is too expensive. Yeah, I said it. (Talking about the share price, not the store ... of course.)

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Member Avatar alaska13dude (< 20) Submitted: 5/27/2015 12:17:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $145.35 COST Score: -0.85

excellent corporate ethic, brand loyalty, growth potential internationally

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Member Avatar jdbow (50.89) Submitted: 5/27/2015 9:57:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $143.60 COST Score: +0.09

good management, customer focus & a good selection of organic foods

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Member Avatar CashRulez (85.96) Submitted: 5/21/2015 1:55:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $54.90 COST Score: +87.26

Call me crazy but one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday afternoon is make my Costco run. It's great people watching, especially at the samples. This is where the weak doesn't get to eat.

As for the business, Costco has done an excellent job ensuring customers, employees, vendors, and the community are taken care of. WalMart is just now starting to re-figure out the value of a quality retail employee as they are raising wages. However, Costco has long understood that above-average wages and respect to employees = lower turnover = less training = more productivity = larger bottom-line impact.

Vendors do what they can to get on a Costco shelf and customers keep coming back with consistent ~90% retention rates. The strength of their moat is confirmed by Amazon's inability to significantly impacted their business. Costco has big-box retail figured out and will grow for years to come.

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Member Avatar maganna (< 20) Submitted: 5/19/2015 11:58:19 AM : Outperform Start Price: $145.23 COST Score: -0.30

Pricing to public better than retail grocery

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Member Avatar Charlotte49er (77.08) Submitted: 5/18/2015 11:45:56 AM : Outperform Start Price: $144.82 COST Score: -0.21

Great company all around. Will outperform for years to come.

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Member Avatar lowhart (< 20) Submitted: 4/29/2015 7:20:20 PM : Underperform Start Price: $143.85 COST Score: +0.94

retailing is having a down trend

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Member Avatar MizzouFanVan (87.23) Submitted: 4/28/2015 8:45:54 AM : Outperform Start Price: $146.49 COST Score: -2.34

Better than Sam's Club.

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Member Avatar 23dluxe (34.63) Submitted: 4/22/2015 2:23:39 AM : Outperform Start Price: $147.53 COST Score: -3.38

great co.

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Member Avatar gb1952 (< 20) Submitted: 4/17/2015 1:18:04 PM : Outperform Start Price: $143.65 COST Score: -1.61

This company has become a trend and a way of life.
People like the convenience of bulk with value.
Global expansion as well as domestic adds more memberships which is a huge part of it revenue for profit.
The company is well run and has the best employee benefits with the morale.

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Member Avatar APPLEGIS (57.19) Submitted: 3/30/2015 2:15:14 AM : Outperform Start Price: $150.50 COST Score: -6.79

I think opening a COST in Poland will be a step in the right direction.

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Member Avatar billddrummer (48.83) Submitted: 3/20/2015 11:26:08 PM : Outperform Start Price: $45.83 COST Score: +167.03

COST earns more than 85% of its operating profit from membership fees, not product profits. And because of this, the company has deepened its moat as a defense against other membership clubs. With performance which far surpasses its principal competitors BJS and Sam's Club (subsidiary of WMT), future prospects appear positive. More penetration in overseas markets bodes well for future revenue and profit growth. If any weakness is apparent on the horizon, it is potential market saturation---COST already is in close proximity to more than 90% of the US population.

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Member Avatar chrisa19 (< 20) Submitted: 3/10/2015 3:30:58 PM : Outperform Start Price: $148.24 COST Score: -6.14

Solid management; controlled growth; discipline in execution

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Member Avatar CantonTownship (34.15) Submitted: 3/8/2015 2:56:01 PM : Underperform Start Price: $149.38 COST Score: +5.70

At 149.54 a share, I do not think that this stock will go much higher for me, but I salute WMT. Rock on...

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Member Avatar TwistedJr31 (48.72) Submitted: 2/5/2015 8:29:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $148.45 COST Score: -5.68

Costco's higher margins on bulk products will continue to strengthen their bottom line as America comes out of this recession. COST's business play has been proven to work better than competitors such as BJ's and PriceClub. I view their high employee wages and benefits as a huge positive as high employee morale = higher production in my mind. Costco's average member has a family income of $100,000+. As the American economy picks up and more, higher paying jobs are added, I see a direct benefit for Costco

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Member Avatar Reddog4Sina (52.81) Submitted: 2/5/2015 2:30:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $148.20 COST Score: -5.90

Special dividend plus expansion plus increased revenue plus good corporate citizen.

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Member Avatar BASSALDMF (47.20) Submitted: 2/1/2015 9:27:46 PM : Outperform Start Price: $138.63 COST Score: -2.14

VERY POPULAR, CUSTOMER AND WORKER FRIENDLY, ALWAYS CROWDED WHNEVER YOU GO.

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Member Avatar docjohnson08 (< 20) Submitted: 1/31/2015 1:09:03 PM : Outperform Start Price: $138.63 COST Score: -2.14

Classic company that will last for centuries.

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Member Avatar TMFFlygal (99.35) Submitted: 1/28/2015 12:28:10 PM : Outperform Start Price: $136.86 COST Score: +0.93

one of those companies that really delivers year after year, so I can sleep well, people love costco, me included

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Member Avatar TMFEdyboom223 (95.53) Submitted: 1/27/2015 11:13:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $38.25 COST Score: +133.25

Why do I like Costco?
They have a sticky customer base which leads to sticky annual fees.
They value customers and refuse to raise prices too much.
They value the people they buy from and refuse to buy at too low of a price.
They value their employees and pay them a fair wage.
Some people argue that you can't make the world a better place while running a successful business, but Costco believes otherwise.

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