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Your Two Minute Earnings Preview for Costco (COST) Stock

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Costco (COST - Free Report) stock is the subject of today’s video, as the company is reporting earnings later this week. Costco has seen some rocky trading lately, while the industry rank doesn’t inspire confidence either, as it is in the bottom 40% overall.

Additionally, COST has been seeing some sluggish earnings estimates as of late, and the current earnings ESP is negative. The one positive is that COST has moved up to a Zacks Rank ‘hold’ territory, getting it out of the doldrums of ‘sell’ territory for now.

COST also has a solid fundamental score, which includes an overall score of ‘B’, and then component grades of ‘B’ for Value and ‘A’ for Growth. This might not be enough though, as the earnings estimate trend has been negative for a while, and the company hasn’t had a great track record in recent reports. So, it could be a sluggish report for COST, and especially if the recent estimate trend is any guide.

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COST reports after the bell on September 29th and we are looking for earnings of $1.73/share from the company. Make sure to watch the video for a quick guide to COST heading into the report, but if you want to trade COST stock, make sure to watch Dave Bartosiak’s Live Trader for some option insights ahead of the release.

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