Ross Stores (ROST) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$133.57
-0.20 (-0.15%)
(As of 12:16 PM ET)
Today's Range
$133.07
$134.17
50-Day Range
$131.80
$150.45
52-Week Range
$99.00
$151.12
Volume
792,247 shs
Average Volume
1.96 million shs
Market Capitalization
$44.97 billion
P/E Ratio
24.02
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Price Target
$155.21

Ross Stores MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
16.2% Upside
$155.21 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.07% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.08mentions of Ross Stores in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$10.40 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.51%
From $5.89 to $6.45 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.54 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

35th out of 200 stocks

Family Clothing Stores Industry

1st out of 10 stocks

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About Ross Stores Stock (NASDAQ:ROST)

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. Its stores primarily offer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at department and specialty stores to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores for households with moderate income. Ross Stores, Inc. was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

ROST Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/05/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Today
4/23/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/16/2024
Fiscal Year End
1/31/2025

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Family clothing stores
Sub-Industry
Apparel Retail
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:ROST
CUSIP
77829610
Employees
108,000
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$155.21
High Stock Price Target
$172.00
Low Stock Price Target
$112.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+16.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.78
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.87 billion
Pretax Margin
12.13%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.38 billion
Cash Flow
$6.84 per share
Book Value
$14.47 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
329,966,000
Market Cap
$45.04 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.04

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Should I Buy Ross Stores Stock? ROST Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Ross Stores, Inc.:

  • Ross Stores had a net margin of 9.20% and a return on equity of 41.15%, indicating strong profitability and efficient use of shareholder equity.
  • The company announced a share buyback plan of $2.10 billion, suggesting confidence in the company's value and potential for growth.
  • Analysts have given Ross Stores a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" with an average target price of $155.21, indicating positive sentiment and potential upside.
  • Insiders have been actively selling shares, which could be seen as a positive sign if they are diversifying their portfolios or have confidence in the company's future performance.
  • Ross Stores recently increased its dividend to $0.3675 per share, reflecting a commitment to returning value to shareholders and a stable income stream.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Ross Stores, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Despite positive analyst ratings, there is always a risk that the stock may not meet expectations, leading to potential losses for investors.
  • Insiders selling a significant number of shares could be interpreted as a lack of confidence in the company's future performance or potential challenges ahead.
  • The stock price has been on an upward trend, which may indicate that it is currently overvalued, posing a risk of a price correction in the future.
  • While the company's profitability metrics are strong, any downturn in the retail sector or economic conditions could impact its financial performance and stock price.
  • Investing in retail companies like Ross Stores carries inherent risks due to changing consumer preferences, competition, and market volatility.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Ross Stores pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

ROST Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ross Stores stock right now?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ross Stores in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ROST shares.
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What is Ross Stores' stock price target for 2024?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Ross Stores' shares. Their ROST share price targets range from $112.00 to $172.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $155.21 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have ROST shares performed in 2024?

Ross Stores' stock was trading at $138.39 at the start of the year. Since then, ROST stock has decreased by 3.5% and is now trading at $133.53.
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When is Ross Stores' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 16th 2024.
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How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter?

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 5th. The apparel retailer reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.19. The apparel retailer had revenue of $6.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.81 billion. Ross Stores had a net margin of 9.20% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 41.15%. Ross Stores's revenue for the quarter was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.31 EPS.
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How often does Ross Stores pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ross Stores?

Ross Stores declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 5th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.3675 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.
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Is Ross Stores a good dividend stock?

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) pays an annual dividend of $1.47 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.10%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 26.44%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ROST will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.79% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work?

Ross Stores announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, March 5th 2024, which allows the company to buyback $2,100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has Ross Stores issued on next quarter's earnings?

Ross Stores updated its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 6th. The company provided EPS guidance of 1.290-1.350 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 1.270. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Barbara Rentler's approval rating as Ross Stores' CEO?

1,341 employees have rated Ross Stores Chief Executive Officer Barbara Rentler on Glassdoor.com. Barbara Rentler has an approval rating of 67% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Ross Stores own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ross Stores investors own include Walt Disney (DIS), NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Visa (V), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Starbucks (SBUX), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are Ross Stores' major shareholders?

Ross Stores' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.42%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), Raymond James & Associates (0.09%), Nexus Investment Management ULC (0.08%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.05%) and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Barbara Rentler, Brian R Morrow, Jeffrey P Burrill, Larree M Renda, Michael Balmuth, Michael J Bush, Michael J Hartshorn, Michael K Kobayashi and Patricia H Mueller.
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How do I buy shares of Ross Stores?

Shares of ROST stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Ross Stores have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Ross Stores: Retail Assurance Group Inc., Ross Distribution Company LLC, Ross Dress For Less Inc., Ross Merchandising Inc., and Ross Procurement Inc..
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This page (NASDAQ:ROST) was last updated on 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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