Technical Analysis for COST - Costco Wholesale Corporation

Grade Last Price % Change Price Change
C 487.52 -0.68% -3.33
COST closed down 0.68 percent on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, on 69 percent of normal volume. It ran into resistance at its 50 day moving average. Its advance stalled at its 200 day moving average, an important long-term support / resistance line. The price action carved out a bearish shooting star candlestick pattern. That may indicate a downside reversal. Look for price to trade beneath the low of the shooting star for confirmation.

Trend Table & Recent EOD Trading Signals

ADX Long Term Intermediate Term Short Term
Weak or Absent Down Down Up

Date Alert Name Type % Chg
200 DMA Resistance Bearish 0.00%
50 DMA Resistance Bearish 0.00%
Shooting Star Candlestick Bearish 0.00%
Lizard Bearish Bearish Day Trade Setup 0.00%
Bollinger Band Squeeze Range Contraction 0.00%
BB Squeeze + Upper Band Touch Range Contraction 0.00%
Upper Bollinger Band Touch Strength 0.00%
50 DMA Resistance Bearish -0.68%
Cup with Handle Other -0.68%
Bollinger Band Squeeze Range Contraction -0.68%

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Alert Time
50 DMA Resistance about 9 hours ago
200 DMA Resistance about 10 hours ago
Up 1% about 10 hours ago
Rose Above Upper Bollinger Band about 13 hours ago
60 Minute Opening Range Breakout about 13 hours ago

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Costco Wholesale Corporation Description

Costco Wholesale Corporation engages in the operation of membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. Its product categories include candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, cameras, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, and small appliances; and meat, bakery, deli, and produce. The company also engages in the operation of gas stations, pharmacies, food courts, optical dispensing centers, one-hour photo centers, hearing aid centers, and print shops and copy centers; and car wash and travel businesses. In addition, it provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of November 28, 2012, the company operated 618 warehouses, including 447 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 84 in Canada, 32 in Mexico, 22 in the United Kingdom, 13 in Japan, 9 in Taiwan, 8 in South Korea, and 3 in Australia. Further, it is involved in online businesses at in the United States and in Canada. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.


Sector: Consumer Defensive
Industry: Discount Stores
Keywords: S&P 500 Electronics Nasdaq 100 Retailing Alcohol Retailers Camera Gas Station Hearing Home Furnishings Bakery Warehouse Club Snack Food Ship Services Candy Private Label Products Car Wash Filling Station Office Supplies Hearing Aid Food Courts Costco Membership Services Warehouse

Is COST a Buy, Sell or Hold?

Indicator Bull Case Neutral / Hold Bear Case
50 DMA
200 DMA
ADX Trend
Oversold / Overbought
Relative Strength


Indicator Value
52 Week High 611.206
52 Week Low 405.8037
Average Volume 1,856,537
200-Day Moving Average 496.45
50-Day Moving Average 492.61
20-Day Moving Average 483.95
10-Day Moving Average 483.22
Average True Range 9.31
RSI 49.75
ADX 11.18
+DI 26.65
-DI 19.23
Chandelier Exit (Long, 3 ATRs) 477.52
Chandelier Exit (Short, 3 ATRs) 493.30
Upper Bollinger Bands 495.54
Lower Bollinger Band 472.36
Percent B (%b) 0.65
BandWidth 4.79
MACD Line -1.67
MACD Signal Line -2.93
MACD Histogram 1.2585
Fundamentals Value
Market Cap 215.25 Billion
Num Shares 442 Million
EPS 9.02
Price-to-Earnings (P/E) Ratio 54.05
Price-to-Sales 1.03
Price-to-Book 9.37
PEG Ratio 4.21
Dividend 2.80
Dividend Yield 0.57%
Pivot Point Level Traditional / Classic Fibonacci Demark Woodie Camarilla
Resistance 4 (R4) 501.43
Resistance 3 (R3) 502.91 499.77 499.11
Resistance 2 (R2) 499.77 496.23 499.02 498.33
Resistance 1 (R1) 493.64 494.04 492.07 492.16 497.56
Pivot Point 490.50 490.50 489.71 489.75 490.50
Support 1 (S1) 484.37 486.96 482.80 482.89 477.48
Support 2 (S2) 481.23 484.77 480.48 476.71
Support 3 (S3) 475.10 481.23 475.93
Support 4 (S4) 473.62