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Costco

$184.65

1.1 (0.60%)

07:44
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Costco March traffic remained robust, sales impressive, says Baird

Baird analyst Peter Benedict said the traffic for Costco remained robust and the company posted impressive same store sales in March. He said the results underscore the durability and relevancy of its business model and he remains a buyer of the shares. Benedict reiterated his Outperform rating and $215 price target on Costco shares.

COST Costco
$184.65

1.1 (0.60%)

04/12/18
STFL
04/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
STFL
Buy
Costco strong trends show value proposition winning with customers, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Mark Astrachan noted that Costco's total and U.S. core March comps of 5.8% and 6.7% were both above consensus and accelerated on a two-year basis. He thinks the March performance, which is a continuation of recent strong trends, indicates the company's value proposition is winning with consumers, he tells investors. Astrachan keeps a Buy rating and $200 price target on Costco.
04/04/18
BARD
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $215
BARD
Outperform
Costco comps to decelerate in March, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict keeps his Outperform rating and $215 price target on Costco but warns that comps for the month of March may decelerate to 6.5%-7.5% from 10.8% on tougher cycle comparison and a less favorable calendar shift. Based on the shift of Easter timing, the analyst sees the core comps that excluded gas and FX to decelerate to 5%-6% from 7.2% in February. Despite the calendar "noise" of March comps, Benedict maintains a positive view on Costco as a "best in class" stock.
03/08/18
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NO CHANGE
Target $215
BARD
Outperform
Costco results show resonance with customers continues, says Baird
Baird analyst Peter Benedict noted Costco reported solid Q4 results suggesting the company continues to resonate with its customers. The company continues to show robust top-line momentum while its omni-channel initiatives continue to gain traction, said Benedict, who reiterated his Outperform rating and $215 price target on Costco shares.
02/12/18
ARGS
02/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $200
ARGS
Buy
Costco price target raised to $200 from $188 at Argus
Argus analyst Chris Graja raised his price target on Costco (COST) to $200 citing the company's financial strength and the position to "deliver extreme values", along with its "excellent business plan execution", strong traffic, and membership renewals. Graja also says that there are many areas of Costco that would be difficult for Amazon (AMZN) or anyone else to match on price and quality, adding that his research suggests that Costco generally has lower prices. Th analyst keeps his Buy rating on Costco, adding that the "favorable economics of the new credit card program" have translated into even lower prices rather than higher short-term earnings.

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