Costco Debt Rating Unchanged

NEW YORK — Moody's Investors Service here said last week the announcement by Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., concerning its plan to institute a $4 billion share repurchase program, to be executed through April 2015, will have no impact on the company's A2 long-term rating or its positive outlook.

NEW YORK — Moody's Investors Service here said last week the announcement by Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, Wash., concerning its plan to institute a $4 billion share repurchase program, to be executed through April 2015, will have no impact on the company's A2 long-term rating or its positive outlook.

"Costco has significant cash balances and is also generating sufficient free cash flow to handle this level o

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