Costco Stock Extends Slide Before Earnings

Costco's fiscal third-quarter report is due out after the close tomorrow

Deputy Editor
May 24, 2023 at 2:01 PM
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Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) is set to announce its fiscal third-quarter earnings report after the close tomorrow, Thursday, May 25. COST is down 0.5% at $482.25 ahead of the event, and on track for its seventh day of losses in the last eight. 

Historically speaking, Costco stock's post-earnings results have been a mixed bag over the past couple years, with four next-day sessions finishing positive while the other half closed negative. This time around, the options market is pricing in a swing of 4.2%, which is bigger than the 2.7% post-earnings moved the stock has averaged over the past eight reports. 

Year-to-date, COST is still holding on to a 5.6% lead, though the stock has recently dipped below all notable short- and long-term moving averages. Notably, the equity's 320-day moving average has been a holding a strict line of pressure at the $505 level. 

The majority of analysts are bullish toward Costco stock, with 20 of the 26 in coverage carrying a "buy" or better rating. Plus, the 12-month consensus price target of $548.09 sits at a 13.7% premium to current levels. 



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