Costco: Similarities To Coca-Cola In 1998

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Yannick Frey


  • Costco is a sought-after stock, as evidenced by its rising share price over the past 10 years. Total stock price return averaged 20.6%.
  • The sharp rise in share price makes the stock expensively valued. This reminds me of Coca-Cola in 1998.
  • The Fed's current policy does not justify a high valuation of the stock.
  • Costco will have to continue to perform in the coming years to justify this high share valuation. Unfavorable quarterly earnings could correct the stock significantly.
  • Expectations for future earnings are high and probably too high. Therefore, I think the share is a hold.

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Charlie Munger serves as independent director of Costco (NASDAQ:COST). He is a long-term investor who is highly regarded for his principles, philosophy and, of course, his investment skills.

Costco is a sought-after stock, as evidenced by its rising share price

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