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 (NASDAQ:COST) 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.

Costco facts

Headquarters (founded)

Issaquah, Wash. (1976)

Market Cap

$44.2 billion


Hypermarkets and super centers

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$101.2 billion


CEO Craig Jelinek (since 2012)
CFO Richard Galanti (since 1985)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$5.6 billion/$1.4 billion

Dividend Yield



BJ's Wholesale Club
Wal-Mart Stores

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.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, BuilderJS, succinctly summed up the Costco bull case for our community:

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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