Costco Wholesale Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, a 13 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.355 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on May 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on May 1, 2015.
Analysis of Valuation of Costco Wholesale Corp. (Symbol COST).
Costco is trading at the top of its price/sales (P/S) range. Costco is trading toward the bottom of its average dividend yield.
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Explanation: Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks. Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years. Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles