Jefferies Believes Costco (COST) Won’t Stop Here

Jefferies analyst Stephanie Wissink maintained a Buy rating on Costco (COSTResearch Report) yesterday and set a price target of $650.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $533.05, close to its 52-week high of $571.49.

According to, Wissink is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 1.7% and a 45.4% success rate. Wissink covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as The Estée Lauder Companies, National Vision Holdings, and Bath & Body Works.

Costco has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $579.40, implying an 8.4% upside from current levels. In a report released today, BMO Capital also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $580.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $571.49 and a one-year low of $307.00. Currently, Costco has an average volume of 2.55M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 54 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of COST in relation to earlier this year.

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Incorporated in 1983, Costco Wholesale Corp. operates an international chain of membership-only warehouse clubs. It sells product categories, including groceries, appliances, automotive supplies, toys, hardware, sporting goods, books, housewares, and apparel among others. The company is based in Issaquah, Washington.

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