Key Developments: Costco Wholesale Corp (COST.O)

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Costco Wholesale Corp announces quarterly cash dividend
Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 06:04pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp:Says its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $0.31 per share.Says dividend is payable on Feb. 28, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14.  Full Article

Fitch Affirms Costco Wholesale Corp's IDR At A+ - Reuters
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 08:47am EST 

Reuters reported that Fitch Ratings has affirmed Costco Wholesale Corporation's (Costco) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at A+. The Rating Outlook is Stable.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 05:19pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corporation announced that on October 29, 2013, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of USD0.31 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable November 29, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2013.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Says Cooperating With DEA Probe On Controlled Substances-Reuters
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 05:38pm EDT 

Reuters reported that Costco Wholesale Corp said that it will cooperate with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in its ongoing investigation of prescriptions for controlled substances, after receiving subpoenas and warrants from the DEA. The DEA has targeted large pharmacy chains and distributors to stem the flow of prescription drugs where abuse is suspected. The DEA revoked the controlled substance licenses of two CVS Caremark Corp drugstores in Florida in 2012, and earlier this year Walgreen Co reached a record $80 million settlement with the agency to resolve allegations that its negligence in record-keeping and dispensing allowed highly addictive drugs to reach abusers and be sold illegally. Costco announced its plans to cooperate with the DEA's subpoenas and administrative inspection warrants in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 16, 2013. It said the matter concerned its 'fulfillment of prescriptions related to controlled substances and related practices'.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Monday, 22 Jul 2013 05:33pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corp announced that on July 21, 2013, its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $.31 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable August 23, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 9, 2013.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 06:07pm EDT 

Costco Wholesale Corp announced that Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock and approved an increase from $.275 to $.31 per share, or from $1.10 to $1.24 per share on an annualized basis. The quarterly dividend is payable May 31, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 17, 2013.  Full Article

Tiffany & Co Sues Costco Wholesale Corp Over Sales Of Engagement Rings-Reuters
Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 05:23pm EST 

Reuters reported that Tiffany & Co sued Costco Wholesale Corp to stop the U.S. warehouse club chain from selling what it called counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer's name. The trademark lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court also calls on Costco to forfeit profits from the ring sales, plus damages of $2 million per infringement Tiffany said it believes hundreds, if not thousands, of Costco members bought engagement rings they believed were authentic Tiffany products but in fact were not. A spokesman for Costco was not immediately available. The case is Tiffany & Company and Tiffany (NJ) LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corp, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 13-1041  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 05:20pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on Costco common stock of $.275 per share. The quarterly dividend is payable February 22, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 8, 2013.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp Announces Debt Offering
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 04:10pm EST 

Costco Wholesale Corp announced that the pricing of its offering of $3.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches: $1.2 billion principal amount of 0.650% Senior Notes due December 7, 2015 -- $1.1 billion principal amount of 1.125% Senior Notes due December 15, 2017 ; $1.2 billion principal amount of 1.700% Senior Notes due December 15, 2019 . Costco intends to use approximately $3 billion of the net proceeds from the offering to pay a special cash dividend (separately announced today) of $7.00 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on December 18, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 10, 2012. The balance of the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on December 7, 2012.  Full Article

Costco Wholesale Corp To Pay $7 Special Dividend-Reuters
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 03:41am EST 

Reuters reported that Costco Wholesale Corp is to pay a special dividend of $7.00, worth a total $3.0 billion to investors, it said when posting monthly same-store sales. Costco's special dividend will be paid on December 18, 2012with the record date set at December 10, 2012.  Full Article

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NEW YORK - As superstore pricing mysteries go, it's not the equivalent of "The Da Vinci Code," but there's still something deliciously elusive about the so-called "Costco Code" that has set the tongues of shopping mavens wagging for the past several months.

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