Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, discount-warehouse giant Costco Wholesale has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Costco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Issaquah, Wash. (1976)
Hypermarkets and super centers
CEO Craig Jelinek (since 2012)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$5.6 billion/$1.4 billion
BJ's Wholesale Club
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97%of the 4,602 members who have rated Costco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Compelling business model -- limited selection focused on value to the customer. Outstanding leadership and corporate culture that promotes business continuity. Excellent execution -- from the top notch merchandising, to the ability to negotiate with suppliers to the responsible growth plans.
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