UPDATE: Costco Posts Upbeat Q1 Profit
Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) reported a 30% surge in its first-quarter profit.
Costco's quarterly earnings rose to $416 million, or $0.95 per share, from $320 million, or $0.73 per share, in the year-ago period.
Its net sales climbed 9.5% to $23.2 billion. However, analysts were projecting earnings of $0.93 per share on revenue of $23.7 billion.
Its comparable store sales increased 7%.
Costco shares closed at $98.31 yesterday.
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