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Costco lower as margins feel pressure

  • Shares of Costco (COST) fade slightly in early trading after the company misses the profit estimates of analysts by a wide margin.
  • Compared to Costco's recent track record, comp sales were light and the retailer's lid on expenses became unhinged a bit.
  • Retail analysts think the promotional fervor in the sector was a factor for Costco, but also warn that margins could be tough to recapture in some key categories.
  • COST -0.5% premarket
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Comments (3)
  • myliu888@aol.com
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    I think it is silly and unproductive to place too much interest and concerns on short-term developments. If the business fundamentals have not change, then, let's move on. This is akin to a retired person with too much free time to over focus on every little ache and pain.
    6 Mar 2014, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Harish Kumar Palaniswamy
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    I'm not complaining, this is a great time to add more to my position!
    6 Mar 2014, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • firesidechet
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    Time to buy Costco.
    6 Mar 2014, 11:15 AM Reply Like
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