NASDAQ:ROST - Ross Stores Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $79.21 -1.61 (-1.99 %) (As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$79.21Today's Range$79.03 - $81.6652-Week Range$73.76 - $104.35Volume3.37 million shsAverage Volume4.10 million shsMarket Capitalization$29.35 billionP/E Ratio23.72Dividend Yield1.14%Beta0.97 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 brands in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. The company's Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at department and specialty stores primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of October 15, 2018, it operated Ross Dress for Less stores in 1,483 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 237 dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 18 states in the United States. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California. Receive ROST News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ROST and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Family clothing stores Sub-IndustryApparel Retail SectorRetail/Wholesale Current SymbolNASDAQ:ROST Previous Symbol CUSIP77829610 Webwww.rossstores.com Phone925-965-4400 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.10 Current Ratio1.61 Quick Ratio0.73 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.72 Forward P/E Ratio18.90 P/E Growth1.89 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$14.13 billion Price / Sales2.08 Cash Flow$4.1733 per share Price / Cash Flow18.98 Book Value$8.60 per share Price / Book9.21 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.34 Net Income$1.36 billion Net Margins10.68% Return on Equity48.34% Return on Assets25.34% Miscellaneous Employees82,700 Outstanding Shares370,590,000Market Cap$29.35 billion OptionableOptionable Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ross Stores' stock symbol? Ross Stores trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ROST." How often does Ross Stores pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ross Stores? Ross Stores declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. View Ross Stores' Dividend History. How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work? Ross Stores declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, March 7th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter? Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 20th. The apparel retailer reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.01. The apparel retailer earned $3.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.55 billion. Ross Stores had a return on equity of 48.34% and a net margin of 10.68%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.72 EPS. View Ross Stores' Earnings History. When is Ross Stores' next earnings date? Ross Stores is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ross Stores. What guidance has Ross Stores issued on next quarter's earnings? Ross Stores issued an update on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.09-1.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.08. Ross Stores also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $4.15-4.20 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ROST? 28 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Ross Stores' stock. Their forecasts range from $78.00 to $115.00. On average, they anticipate Ross Stores' stock price to reach $95.44 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ross Stores. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ross Stores? 28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ross Stores in the last year. There are currently 11 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ross Stores. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ross Stores stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ross Stores stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ross Stores lagged the industry in the last three months owing to headwinds related to higher freight costs and wage investments that have been hurting margins for a while. Notably, these headwinds weighed upon the company’s operating margin and led to higher cost of goods sold and SG&A expenses, in third-quarter fiscal 2018. The company expects freight and wage investment-related constraints to continue impacting operating margins throughout fiscal 2018. However, the company boasts a robust earnings surprise trend. Notably, the company delivered its 10th consecutive earnings beat in fiscal third quarter. Earnings gained from ongoing success in delivering broad assortments of compelling bargains to value-focused customers. Moreover, its commitment to better price management, merchandise initiatives, cost containment and store expansions bode well. Additionally, the company raised earnings outlook for fourth quarter and fiscal 2018." (11/22/2018) 2. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We view the comp as solid in light of unfavorable weather in the period (mgmt. estimates over a 1% point negative impact), which has impacted many retailers in our coverage. Off-price remains one of our favored industries given its positive traffic, market share gains, and strong CF generation. The company noted ample supply/buying opportunities. We remain BUY-rated. ROST reported 1Q18 EPS of $1.11, above our estimate of $1.07, including a better- than-expected 3% comp sales increase (vs. our +2.5% estimate, despite unfavorable weather). The comp sales increase in the quarter included solid traffic gains. Higher basket size also contributed to the increase, led by units (AUR down). Sales increased 9% to $3.6bn. Gross margin improved 20bps (vs. our +25bps estimate), and SG&A expense deleveraged 25bps (better than our 60bps estimate), resulting in ~10bps op." (5/24/2018) Has Ross Stores been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about ROST stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ross Stores earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the apparel retailer a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Ross Stores' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ross Stores include TJX Companies (TJX), Viacom (VIA), GAP (GPS), Nordstrom (JWN), Urban Outfitters (URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Childrens Place (PLCE), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Buckle (BKE), Lands' End (LE), Destination XL Group (DXLG), Stein Mart (SMRT) and Stage Stores (SSI). Who are Ross Stores' key executives? Ross Stores' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael Balmuth, Exec. Chairman (Age 67)Ms. Barbara Rentler, CEO & Director (Age 61)Mr. Michael B. O'Sullivan, Pres, COO & Director (Age 54)Mr. Michael J. Hartshorn, Exec. VP, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 50)Mr. Bernard Brautigan, Pres of Merchandising- Ross Dress for Less (Age 53) Who are Ross Stores' major shareholders? Ross Stores' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc (8.22%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.22%), BlackRock Inc. (6.98%), FMR LLC (6.10%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (3.72%) and Primecap Management Co. CA (3.33%). Company insiders that own Ross Stores stock include Barbara Rentler, Bernard G Brautigan, Brian R Morrow, James S Fassio, John G Call, Lisa R Panattoni, Michael Balmuth, Michael J Bush, Michael J Hartshorn, Norman A Ferber and Sharon D Garrett. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ross Stores. Which institutional investors are selling Ross Stores stock? ROST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Prudential Financial Inc., Panagora Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC, Flossbach Von Storch AG, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. Company insiders that have sold Ross Stores company stock in the last year include Barbara Rentler, Bernard G Brautigan, Brian R Morrow, James S Fassio, Lisa R Panattoni, Michael Balmuth, Michael J Bush, Michael J Hartshorn, Norman A Ferber and Sharon D Garrett. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ross Stores. Which institutional investors are buying Ross Stores stock? ROST stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, JPMorgan Chase & Co., AQR Capital Management LLC, Scopus Asset Management L.P., Morgan Stanley, Schroder Investment Management Group, Renaissance Technologies LLC and Janus Henderson Group PLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ross Stores. How do I buy shares of Ross Stores? Shares of ROST can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ross Stores' stock price today? One share of ROST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $79.21. How big of a company is Ross Stores? Ross Stores has a market capitalization of $29.35 billion and generates $14.13 billion in revenue each year. The apparel retailer earns $1.36 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.34 on an earnings per share basis. Ross Stores employs 82,700 workers across the globe. What is Ross Stores' official website? The official website for Ross Stores is http://www.rossstores.com. How can I contact Ross Stores? Ross Stores' mailing address is 5130 HACIENDA DRIVE, DUBLIN CA, 94568. The apparel retailer can be reached via phone at 925-965-4400 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Ross Stores (NASDAQ ROST)Community Ranking: 2.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 690 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 713 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,403MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ross Stores and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ROST will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ROST will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How Do Tariffs Affect Trade Balances?