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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) [hlAlert]

Rating:
Buy COST
up 105.76 %

Costco Wholesale rank: 15

Posted on: Friday,  Mar 7, 2008  2:46 AM ET by Top 20 Most Admired Companies

Top 20 Most Admired Companies rated Buy Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) on 01/01/2008, when the stock price was $68.14.
Since then, Costco Wholesale Corporation has gained 105.77% as of 12/03/2015's recent price of $140.21.
If you would have followed this Top 20 Most Admired Companies's recommendation on COST, you would have gained 105.76% of your investment in 2893 days.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) operates membership warehouses that offer its members low prices on a limited selection of branded and selected private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It buys the majority of its merchandise directly from manufacturers and route it to a cross-docking consolidation point (depot) or directly to its warehouses. The Company?s depots receive container-based shipments from manufacturers and reallocate these goods for shipment to its individual warehouses. The Company?s warehouse format averages approximately 143,000 square feet. Its warehouses operate on a seven-day, 69-hour week. It carries an average of approximately 3,800 active stock keeping units (SKUs) per warehouse in its core warehouse business. Many consumable products are offered for sale in case, carton or multiple-pack quantities only.

To create the top 20, Fortune and its survey partners at Hay Group asked the experts -- in this case, more than 3,700 people from dozens of industries -- to select the 10 companies they admire most. This year's winners all have strong records of innovation, leadership, and financial strength -- and their employees know it.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
1/1/2008 4:00 PM Buy
None
68.14
as of 12/24/2008
1 Week up  5.24 %
1 Month up  4.15 %
3 Months up  2.55 %
1 YTD down  -8.24 %

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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