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Last $144.77 USD
Change Today +0.27 / 0.19%
Volume 1.7M
As of 4:30 PM 05/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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costco wholesale corp (COST) Details

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. It provides dry and institutionally packaged foods; snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings. The company also operates gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, photo processing centers, and hearing-aid centers; and engages in the travel business. In addition, it provides gold star (individual) and business membership services. As of October 8, 2014, it operated 664 warehouses, including 469 warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, 88 in Canada, 33 in Mexico, 26 in the United Kingdom, 20 in Japan, 11 in Korea, 10 in Taiwan, 6 in Australia, and 1 in Spain. Costco Wholesale Corporation also sells its products through online. The company, formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc., was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.

112,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 10/15/14
Founded in 1976

costco wholesale corp (COST) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Co-Founder and Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $740.4K
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $718.9K
Chief Operating Officer of Eastern & Canadian...
Total Annual Compensation: $700.8K
Chief Operating Officer of Southwest & Mexico...
Total Annual Compensation: $683.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

costco wholesale corp (COST) Key Developments

Costco Wholesale Corporation Announces Resignation of Benjamin S. Carson as Director

On May 1, 2015, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. submitted to Costco Wholesale Corporation a statement that he is resigning as a member of the Board of Directors. The voluntary resignation is not due to any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to company's operations, policies or practices.

Costco Wholesale Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on May 15, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corporation declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock and approved a quarterly increase from $0.355 to $0.40 per share, or $1.60 per share on an annualized basis. The dividend is payable May 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 1, 2015.

Costco Wholesale Corp. to Open a Location in Pearland

Costco Wholesale Corp. is moving forward with plans to enter another Houston suburb. The company will open a location in Pearland in October now that the Pearland City Council has unanimously approved agreements with the company. The agreements include the city refunding a portion of the sales tax revenue Costco collects and the Pearland Economic Development Corp. reimbursing Costco for the infrastructure improvements. The new 150,000-square-foot Pearland store, at the northwest corner of Highway 288 and County Road 59, is expected to create about 150 jobs, and the company is expected to invest at least $30 million in the project, according to Community Impact.


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