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COST Costco Wholesale Corp Dividend

Costco Wholesale's last quarterly dividend was on Jul 29, 2021 (ex-date) with a distribution of $0.79 per share. On an annualized basis, the company has a current payout of $2.98 per share. This brings the dividend yield to 0.66% based on its recent close price.

COST next dividend date: Oct 28, 2021

COST
DPS
$2.98
Dividend yield
0.66%
Payout ratio
26.4%
Consumer Defensive sector
Dividend yield
2.2%
Payout ratio
48.9%

Dividend yield

Costco Wholesale's dividend yield of 0.66% is below the Consumer Defensive sector, the industry and its peers average.

Dividend history

Costco Wholesale has a long dividend history, including the last 18 consecutive years with dividend payouts. COST has issued five dividends in the last twelve months. This includes four regular and one special dividends. The annualized DPS marks an increase of 10% since one year ago. But with the stock price up by 19% from a year ago, the dividend yield marks a decrease of 7%.

Recent dividends

Declared on Ex-date Payment date Amount Type
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 29, 2021 Aug 13, 2021 $0.79 normal
Apr 14, 2021 Apr 29, 2021 May 14, 2021 $0.79 normal
Jan 21, 2021 Feb 4, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 $0.7 normal
Nov 16, 2020 Dec 1, 2020 Dec 11, 2020 $10 special
Oct 14, 2020 Oct 29, 2020 Nov 13, 2020 $0.7 normal
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 30, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 $0.7 normal
Apr 15, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 May 15, 2020 $0.7 normal
Jan 23, 2020 Feb 6, 2020 Feb 21, 2020 $0.65 normal
Oct 18, 2019 Oct 31, 2019 Nov 15, 2019 $0.65 normal
Aug 13, 2019 Aug 29, 2019 Sep 13, 2019 $0.65 normal
Apr 26, 2019 May 9, 2019 May 24, 2019 $0.65 normal
Jan 24, 2019 Feb 7, 2019 Feb 22, 2019 $0.57 normal
Oct 24, 2018 Nov 8, 2018 Nov 23, 2018 $0.57 normal
Aug 17, 2018 Aug 30, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 $0.57 normal
Apr 24, 2018 May 10, 2018 May 25, 2018 $0.57 normal
Jan 30, 2018 Feb 15, 2018 Mar 2, 2018 $0.5 normal
Oct 30, 2017 Nov 16, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 $0.5 normal
Jul 31, 2017 Aug 16, 2017 Sep 1, 2017 $0.5 normal
Apr 25, 2017 May 10, 2017 May 26, 2017 $0.5 normal
Apr 25, 2017 May 8, 2017 May 26, 2017 $7 special
Jan 27, 2017 Feb 8, 2017 Feb 24, 2017 $0.45 normal
Oct 12, 2016 Nov 2, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 $0.45 normal
Jul 25, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 Aug 26, 2016 $0.45 normal
Apr 14, 2016 Apr 27, 2016 May 13, 2016 $0.45 normal
Jan 29, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Feb 26, 2016 $0.4 normal
Oct 29, 2015 Nov 10, 2015 Nov 27, 2015 $0.4 normal
Jul 27, 2015 Aug 12, 2015 Aug 28, 2015 $0.4 normal

Dividend payouts

Payout ratio

Costco Wholesale's payout ratio of 26.4% is below the Consumer Defensive sector, the industry and its peers average.

Total amount of dividends paid per year (from cash flow)