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Costco Wholesale Dividend Yield %

: 0.82% (As of Today)
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As of today (2019-10-14), the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Costco Wholesale is 0.82%.

Warning Sign:

Costco Wholesale Corp stock dividend yield is close to 10-year low.

NAS:COST' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.64
Current: 0.82

0.78
1.64

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Costco Wholesale was 1.64%. The lowest was 0.78%. And the median was 1.07%.

NAS:COST's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
87% of the 235 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NAS:COST: 0.82 )

Costco Wholesale's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in May. 2019 was 0.32.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Costco Wholesale was 0.32. The lowest was 0.25. And the median was 0.28.

As of today (2019-10-14), the Forward Dividend Yield % of Costco Wholesale is 0.87%.

Costco Wholesale's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in May. 2019 was USD 0.65.

During the past 12 months, Costco Wholesale's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 14.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 12.80% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 13.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Costco Wholesale was 40.10% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Costco Wholesale Dividend Yield % Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Costco Wholesale Annual Data
Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.08 1.05 1.21 0.92 0.00

Costco Wholesale Quarterly Data
Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.92 0.96 1.04 0.99 0.00

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Costco Wholesale Dividend Yield % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Costco Wholesale's Dividend Yield % falls into.



Costco Wholesale Dividend Yield % Calculation

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Costco Wholesale Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.6502019-08-292019-08-302019-09-13Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.6502019-05-092019-05-102019-05-24Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.5702019-02-072019-02-082019-02-22Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.5702018-11-082018-11-092018-11-23Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Costco Wholesale's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.44/297.73
=0.82 %

Current Share Price is USD 297.73.
Costco Wholesale's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is USD 2.44.

Costco Wholesale's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Forward Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2.6/297.73
=0.87 %

Current Share Price is USD 297.73.
Costco Wholesale's Dividends per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as USD 0.65 * 4 = USD 2.6.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Costco Wholesale  (NAS:COST) Dividend Yield % Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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