Piper Jaffray Reiterates Overweight Rating, $110 PT on Costco Wholesale Corporation
In a report published Monday, Piper Jaffray & Co. reiterated its Overweight rating and $110 price target on Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST).
Piper Jaffray noted, “We are estimating a December reported comp between 4%-6%, which is slightly below consensus of 5.8% at the mid-point. We are also assuming a core merchandise comp of 4%-6% given the reported number will be positively impacted by F/X and higher year-over-year gasoline prices, but largely offset by cannibalization. The mid-point of our core merchandise comp is relatively in line with consensus of 5.3%. We would note that we do have a bias to the upper end of our comp range. Overall, we continue to recommend shares of COST as we believe its consistent comp trends and structural pricing advantage positions the company well to outperform in a largely unknown retail/consumer macro environment.”
Costco Wholesale Corporation closed on Friday at $96.97.
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