Ross Stores Company Profile (NASDAQ:ROST)

About Ross Stores

Ross Stores logoRoss Stores, Inc. is an off-price retailer of name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. The Company operates two brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores, Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dd's DISCOUNTS. As of December 31, 2014, the Company operated 1,210 Ross locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and 152 dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states. The Ross and dd's DISCOUNTS stores are supported by five distribution centers. The Ross brand stores offers its products at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. Ross' target customers are primarily from middle income households. The dd's DISCOUNTS stores offers its products at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Its target customers typically come from households with moderate incomes.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Apparel Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Apparel Retail
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: ROST
  • CUSIP: 77829610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $63.76
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $62.63
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $58.25
  • 52-Week Range: $43.47 - $66.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.27
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.90
  • P/E Growth: 2.00
  • Market Cap: $25.29B
  • Outstanding Shares: 396,579,000
  • Beta: 0.84
  • Net Margins: 8.55%
  • Return on Equity: 42.01%
  • Return on Assets: 20.96%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.15%
  • Current Ratio: 1.55%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 10 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.52)
Consensus Price Target: $64.71 (1.50% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/12/2016Bank of America Corp.Set Price TargetBuy$70.00View Rating Details
8/25/2016Buckingham ResearchUpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
8/22/2016MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$56.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/19/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$65.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$51.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$51.00 -> $57.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016WedbushBoost Price TargetOutperform$65.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$67.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016NomuraSet Price TargetBuy$61.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$56.00 -> $65.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$64.00 -> $67.00View Rating Details
8/19/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$65.00 -> $72.00View Rating Details
7/13/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$61.00 -> $63.00View Rating Details
6/24/2016Miller TabakInitiated CoverageBuy$66.00View Rating Details
5/26/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.DowngradeNeutral -> Underweight$55.00View Rating Details
5/22/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/22/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$62.00View Rating Details
3/2/2016Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$55.00 -> $60.00View Rating Details
2/2/2016BB&T Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
2/2/2016Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$62.00View Rating Details
11/22/2015Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingHold$52.00 -> $53.00View Rating Details
11/22/2015William BlairReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/22/2015Wells Fargo & Co.Initiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
8/24/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$56.00View Rating Details
4/17/2015Sterne Agee CRTBoost Price TargetNeutral$105.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
2/27/2015Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$102.00View Rating Details
2/27/2015FBR & CoSet Price TargetOutperform$95.00 -> $105.00View Rating Details
2/4/2015GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
11/21/2014Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetSell$72.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details
11/21/2014Maxim GroupUpgradeSell -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/18/2016Q2$0.67$0.71$3.13 billion$3.18 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2016Q1$0.73$0.73$3.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2016Q4$0.64$0.66$3.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2015Q315$0.50$0.53$2.77 billion$2.78 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2015Q215$0.62$0.63$2.94 billion$2.97 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2015Q115$1.28$1.37$2.89 billion$2.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$1.11$1.20$2.93 billion$3.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/20/2014Q314$0.87$0.93$2.55 billion$2.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/21/2014Q214$1.08$1.14$2.71 billion$2.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/22/2014Q114$1.15$1.15$2.69 billion$2.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$1.02$1.02$2.75 billion$2.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/21/2013Q3$0.80$0.80$2.42 billion$2.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/22/2013Q2 2013$0.93$0.98$2.52 million$2.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/23/2013Q1 2013$1.04$1.07$2.52 billion$2.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/21/2013Q4 2012$1.07$1.07$2.75 billion$2.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/15/2012Q312$0.72$0.72$2.26 billion$2.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2012$0.80$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2012$0.93$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/17/2011$1.26$1.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/18/2011$1.27$1.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/19/2011$1.48$1.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/17/2011$1.37$1.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.75 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.05 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.65$0.65$0.65
Q2 20167$0.73$0.85$0.76
Q3 20167$0.70$0.80$0.73
Q4 20167$0.57$0.66$0.60
Q1 20176$0.71$0.81$0.75
Q2 20176$0.66$0.69$0.68
Q3 20175$0.55$0.79$0.61
Q4 20176$0.65$0.76$0.72
Q1 20182$0.83$0.84$0.84
Q2 20182$0.77$0.81$0.79
Q3 20181$0.66$0.66$0.66
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
Annual Dividend:$0.54
Dividend Yield:0.85%
Dividend Growth:28.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:20.53% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.64% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
17.70% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:9 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 90.21%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/22/2016Barbara RentlerCEOSell12,840$63.76$818,678.40View SEC Filing  
9/22/2016James S. FassioInsiderSell12,000$63.35$760,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2016Barbara RentlerCEOSell20,000$62.54$1,250,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2016George OrbanDirectorSell56,000$57.52$3,221,120.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Michael BalmuthChairmanSell194,984$53.45$10,421,894.80View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Barbara RentlerCEOSell40,000$58.30$2,332,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2016Michael J HartshornCFOSell862$58.16$50,133.92View SEC Filing  
3/30/2016Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell5,170$58.15$300,635.50View SEC Filing  
3/28/2016Bernard G BrautiganInsiderSell2,617$57.57$150,660.69View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016John G CallVPSell27,000$57.40$1,549,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016Michael BalmuthChairmanSell135,128$57.53$7,773,913.84View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell58,163$58.10$3,379,270.30View SEC Filing  
3/21/2016Bernard G BrautiganInsiderSell24,586$58.35$1,434,593.10View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Michael J HartshornCFOSell13,831$59.17$818,380.27View SEC Filing  
3/17/2016Lisa R PanattoniInsiderSell31,267$58.49$1,828,806.83View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016James S FassioInsiderSell8,000$58.25$466,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016James S FassioInsiderSell10,000$58.00$580,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016James S FassioInsiderSell18,000$58.23$1,048,140.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016Michael J BushDirectorSell16,188$57.57$931,943.16View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015Barbara RentlerCEOSell42,574$48.26$2,054,621.24View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015James S. FassioinsiderSell60,327$49.73$3,000,061.71View SEC Filing  
9/9/2015Michael J BushDirectorSell15,000$50.10$751,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2015Barbara RentlerCEOSell25,000$104.16$2,604,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Barbara RentlerCEOSell30,000$106.01$3,180,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/30/2015Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell4,207$105.46$443,670.22View SEC Filing  
3/26/2015Michael J HartshornCFOSell1,213$104.47$126,722.11View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Lisa R PanattoniInsiderSell1,493$105.15$156,988.95View SEC Filing  
3/24/2015Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell69,838$107.08$7,478,253.04View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Bernard G BrautiganEVPSell30,000$107.52$3,225,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Michael BalmuthChairmanSell84,719$107.26$9,086,959.94View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell56,817$106.99$6,078,850.83View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015Lisa R PanattoniInsiderSell53,994$105.92$5,719,044.48View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell11,399$105.05$1,197,464.95View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell38,000$105.32$4,002,160.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Michael J BushDirectorSell36,760$105.88$3,892,148.80View SEC Filing  
10/10/2014James S FassioInsiderSell17,114$76.74$1,313,328.36View SEC Filing  
10/3/2014James S FassioInsiderSell20,000$77.00$1,540,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell10,000$75.60$756,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014K Gunnar BjorklandDirectorSell8,244$75.55$622,834.20View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell117,114$75.58$8,851,476.12View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014John G CallEVPSell28,000$76.13$2,131,640.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014James S FassioInsiderSell20,000$77.00$1,540,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014James S FassioInsiderSell20,000$76.00$1,520,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014James S FassioInsiderSell20,000$75.00$1,500,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Michael BalmuthCEOSell134,376$68.10$9,151,005.60View SEC Filing  
4/10/2014Douglas BakerInsiderSell4,000$71.15$284,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/9/2014Douglas BakerInsiderSell6,000$70.96$425,760.00View SEC Filing  
4/4/2014Lisa PanattoniEVPSell5,932$73.45$435,705.40View SEC Filing  
4/3/2014Barbara RentlerInsiderSell7,259$74.02$537,311.18View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Michael BushDirectorSell16,000$73.35$1,173,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/25/2014Douglas BakerInsiderSell10,000$72.00$720,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/21/2014Barbara RentlerInsiderSell14,160$73.53$1,041,184.80View SEC Filing  
3/20/2014Barbara RentlerInsiderSell14,000$72.60$1,016,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Barbara RentlerInsiderSell22,146$72.59$1,607,578.14View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Lisa PanattoniEVPSell27,809$72.74$2,022,826.66View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Michael HartshornCFOSell2,362$73.12$172,709.44View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Michael HartshornCFOSell2,406$72.74$175,012.44View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Michael BalmuthCEOSell150,673$72.04$10,854,482.92View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013James FassioInsiderSell10,000$72.00$720,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Barbara RentlerInsiderSell12,194$70.01$853,701.94View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013James FassioInsiderSell10,000$70.00$700,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell20,000$69.37$1,387,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2013Barbara RentlerInsiderSell25,000$68.56$1,714,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013James FassioInsiderSell15,500$66.88$1,036,640.00View SEC Filing  
7/12/2013James S FassioInsiderSell10,000$67.00$670,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2012Sullivan Michael B OInsiderSell49,078$67.91$3,332,886.98View SEC Filing  
8/22/2012K Gunnar BjorklandDirectorSell16,000$69.80$1,116,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST)
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Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Chart for Tuesday, September, 27, 2016

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