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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) [hlAlert]

Rating:
Buy COST
up 158.92 %

Best Stock for 2009: Costco

Posted on: Sunday,  Dec 21, 2008  12:35 AM ET by Motley Fool: The Best Stocks for 2009

Motley Fool: The Best Stocks for 2009 rated Buy Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) on 12/18/2008, when the stock price was
$54.15. Since then, Costco Wholesale Corporation has gained 158.93% as of 12/03/2015's recent price of $140.21.
If you would have followed this Motley Fool: The Best Stocks for 2009's recommendation on COST, you would have gained 158.92% of your investment in 2541 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.

The Motley Fool likes to look at what companies do in the long term, rather than what the stock price does in the short term. It's also why we think this year's selections will do well as companies, and hopefully as stocks, in 2009 and beyond. You can see how performed Motley Fool's 2008 best stocks at: http://www.gainerstoday.com/investor/fool-2008
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/18/2008 4:00 PM Buy
None
54.15
as of 12/24/2008
1 Week down  -8.24 %
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD down  -8.24 %

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