Costco Wholesale Corp


  • Oct 8- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp's profit topped analysts' estimates for the first time in five quarters, helped by strong back-to-school sales and higher membership fees. Costco's shares were up 1.6 percent at $127.32 in premarket trading on Wednesday. Costco reported a 7 percent increase in same-store sales, excluding fuel, in the...

  • Costco fourth-quarter earnings beat estimates Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    Oct 8- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on strong growth of same-store sales excluding fuel. Net income rose to $697 million, or $1.58 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $617 million, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average expected a profit of $1.52 per share on...

  • Oct 7- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the biggest U.S. private sector employer, said on Tuesday that its 1.3 million workers would have to pay more for healthcare and it would end benefits for some part-time staff in a move that could prompt other companies to follow suit. In addition, Wal-Mart will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, a change that...

  • S&P 500 lands at 8-week low; Europe slowdown weighs Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks fell Tuesday, extending losses into a second day, amid increased signs of slowing growth in Europe and ahead of earnings.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Bank of America-Merrill Lynch on Monday wrote that buyback programs could drive third-quarter earnings above expectations, though the twin headwinds of lower oil and a stronger dollar could limit the upside surprise. "Though they slowed from, we estimate that buybacks still boosted earnings per share growth by 1.5-2.0 percent" in the third...

  • King dollar question mark for earnings and stocks Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even after Friday's jobs report fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

  • Cramer: Can U.S. thrive as world flounders? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Is the rest of the world going to bring down the U.S. Or are we going to be an economic locomotive pulling the rest of the world forward?

  • Stocks could stumble as earnings season looms Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 6:19 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Even after Friday's jobs report fueled the market's rally, stocks could be in for more bumps, as the first trickle of earnings reports begin.

  • Cramer: Time to pluck babies from bathwater Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    All too often, investors throw out the proverbial baby with the bathwater. Cramer would hate to see some of them lost down the drain.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • The biggest coffee markets in the world are... Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    The world's biggest market for java is seeing a surge in pod sales and upswing at restaurants.

  • Cramer agog: Common sense moving stocks Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    It hasn’t happened in a while. But it happened today. And it happened so suddenly Cramer hopes you were sitting down.

  • Clinton: Profits won't be priority No. 1 in future Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Former President Bill Clinton speaks with Becky Quick at the CGI 2014 annual meeting in New York.

    Bill Clinton predicts corporations will someday care less about maximizing profits and more about employees and society.

  • Bank of Montreal is sued over Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Sept 18- Bank of Montreal was sued on Thursday by a trustee liquidating two Florida funds that claimed to have lost money in a Ponzi scheme operated by Minnesota businessman Thomas Petters.

  • Early movers: MSFT, AAPL, NFLX, CTSH, BUD & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Cramer: This stock facing a ‘real turnaround’ Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Underperformance in this stock may be nearing an end. Cramer thinks it belongs on your radar.

  • U.S. hearing aid sales dip in August Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Switzerland's Sonova, Danish companies William Demant and GN Resound, a unit of GN Store Nord, each generate about 35 to 45 percent of their revenues from North America, with most of that coming from the United States. Germany's Siemens, the world's third-biggest hearing aids maker, does not disclose figures for this part of its business.

  • The 10 best companies for high school grads Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    A customer shops for produce at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco.

    College is expensive. If you are armed with only a high school diploma, you may wan to start with these companies.

  • Midday movers: Allergan, BP, Tesla Motors & more Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Sept 3- Costco Wholesale Corp will pay a $335,000 fine and spend about $2 million over three years to fix refrigerant leaks and make other improvements at 274 stores to settle allegations that the warehouse club operator violated the federal Clean Air Act.