When it comes to filling your prescriptions, you have many options. You can go to a dedicated pharmacy such as CVS, a pharmacy at your local hospital, an online pharmacy, or a pharmacy at a large store like Costco. Here is a comparison of Costco and CVS and how they stack up when it comes to prescription refills.
Shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) were up more than 2% this morning after the company reported sales results for the month of January. The market was up strongly at the time of writing, but Costco gave back most of its gains on the day. Analysts responded positively to the report, as Costco shows signs of maintaining year-over-year sales increases despite tough comparisons.
There's one really big number at Costco that investors have to watch, and a second one that's nearly as important.