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Ross Stores (ROST) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$144.39
-0.19 (-0.13%)
(As of 06/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$143.73
$145.50
50-Day Range
$127.68
$144.76
52-Week Range
$105.15
$151.12
Volume
2.16 million shs
Average Volume
2.25 million shs
Market Capitalization
$48.62 billion
P/E Ratio
24.35
Dividend Yield
1.02%
Price Target
$156.58

Ross Stores MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
8.4% Upside
$156.58 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.38% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.57
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.34mentions of Ross Stores in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$10.53 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.21%
From $5.97 to $6.52 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.

4.83 out of 5 stars

Retail/Wholesale Sector

17th out of 195 stocks

Family Clothing Stores Industry

1st out of 11 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

ROST Stock News Headlines

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The retail apparel landscape has changed considerably. The days of thriving shopping malls are over, as they've been dying a slow death that was
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Markets closed the week quietly after a sharp sell-off; however, the market is likely to remain volatile as several key economic reports are on deck
Ralph Lauren Slingshots Higher as Sentiment Improves for Retailer (ROST)
Premium apparel maker Ralph Lauren Co. (NYSE: RL) reported its fiscal Q4 2024 earnings report with lowered guidance causing shares to predictability gap down
Ross Stores: Buy Off-Price Retail While It's Still a Bargain
Ross Stores NASDAQ: ROST isn't a cheap stock trading 24 times its earnings, but it is a value for investors. Competitor TJX Companies NYSE: TJX trades at a similar valuation, about four handles greater than the average S&P 500 NYSEARCA: SPY stocks, for a reason.
Ross Stores: Buy Off-Price Retail While It’s Still a Bargain
Ross Stores is well-positioned for the retail environment; it generates solid cash flow, has a fortress balance sheet, pays a reliable dividend, and buys stock.
Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) To Go Ex-Dividend on June 11th
3 Retail Stock Buys for a Balanced Portfolio
Ross Stores (ROST) Receives a Hold from UBS
Why Is Ross Stores (ROST) Stock Soaring Today
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Last Earnings
5/23/2024
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
6/11/2024
Today
6/12/2024
Dividend Payable
6/28/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/15/2024
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
$156.58
High Stock Price Target
$176.00
Low Stock Price Target
$112.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+8.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.78
Research Coverage
18 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.87 billion
Pretax Margin
12.64%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.38 billion
Cash Flow
$6.79 per share
Book Value
$14.69 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
329,629,000
Market Cap
$48.62 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.08

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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 has a solid trend-following signal on the weekly view, indicating a bullish outlook for the stock.
  • The company's debt-to-cash ratio is near 0.5 times cash, showcasing a strong financial position with ample liquidity to cover obligations.
  • Ross Stores has a history of increasing shareholder equity, which was up by 6.5% recently, indicating positive growth.
  • The company's dividend payout ratio is attractively low at 23% of this year's outlook, suggesting sustainable dividend payments.
  • Share repurchases by the company have been significant, reducing the average count by 1.8% year over year, which can positively impact earnings per share.

Cons

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

  • The stock is facing resistance at a critical level, potentially limiting short-term upside potential.
  • The dividend yield is relatively low at 1%, which may not be attractive to income-focused investors.
  • While the company has a plan for significant share repurchases, there is a risk associated with allocating substantial funds towards buybacks.
  • The market sentiment may be impacted by any unexpected changes in consumer behavior or economic conditions, affecting retail sales.
  • Investors should carefully monitor the company's ability to sustain growth and manage debt obligations effectively.
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 Friday, May 31, 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 research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Ross Stores' stock. Their ROST share price targets range from $112.00 to $176.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $156.58 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.4% 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 beginning of 2024. Since then, ROST stock has increased by 4.3% and is now trading at $144.39.
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Are investors shorting Ross Stores?

Ross Stores saw a decrease in short interest in May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,540,000 shares, a decrease of 20.4% from the May 15th total of 5,700,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,500,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.4% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Ross Stores' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 15th 2024.
View our ROST earnings forecast
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How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter?

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.11. The apparel retailer had revenue of $4.86 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.83 billion. Ross Stores had a net margin of 9.60% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 42.24%. Ross Stores's revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.09 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, May 22nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.3675 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $1.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 11th.
Read our dividend analysis for ROST
.

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 1.02%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 24.79%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ROST will have a dividend payout ratio of 22.55% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ROST.

How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work?

Ross Stores declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, March 5th 2024, which permits the company to buyback $2,100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 4.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Ross Stores issued an update on its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 1.430-1.490 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 1.450. 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 variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.59%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (5.32%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.57%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.92%), EdgePoint Investment Group Inc. (0.85%) and Boston Partners (0.63%). Insiders that own company stock include Barbara Rentler, Brian R Morrow, Jeffrey P Burrill, Larree M Renda, Michael J Bush, Michael J Hartshorn, Michael K Kobayashi and Patricia H Mueller.
View institutional ownership trends
.

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 6/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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