NASDAQ:ROST - Ross Stores Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$87.44 +0.42 (+0.48 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 02:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$87.02
Today's Range$85.62 - $88.01
52-Week Range$52.85 - $88.01
Volume1.81 million shs
Average Volume2.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$32.53 billion
P/E Ratio26.18
Dividend Yield1.04%
Ross Stores logoRoss 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 March 12, 2018, it operated 1,432 locations in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam; and 219 dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 17 states. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Family clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.10
Current Ratio1.64
Quick Ratio0.74


Trailing P/E Ratio26.18
Forward P/E Ratio21.59
P/E Growth2.13

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$14.13 billion
Price / Sales2.33
Cash Flow$4.2242 per share
Price / Cash20.70
Book Value$7.98 per share
Price / Book10.96


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.34
Net Income$1.36 billion
Net Margins10.13%
Return on Equity46.48%
Return on Assets23.98%


Outstanding Shares376,540,000
Market Cap$32,529.34

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 11th. View Ross Stores' Dividend History.

How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work?

Ross Stores announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, March 7th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter?

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 24th. The apparel retailer reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.04. The apparel retailer had revenue of $3.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.54 billion. Ross Stores had a return on equity of 46.48% and a net margin of 10.13%. The company's revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.82 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 Thursday, August, 23rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ross Stores.

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

Ross Stores issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 24th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.92-4.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.10. Ross Stores also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.95-0.99 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for ROST?

26 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Ross Stores' stock. Their forecasts range from $73.00 to $98.00. On average, they anticipate Ross Stores' share price to reach $85.75 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.9%. View Analyst Ratings for Ross Stores.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ross Stores?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ross Stores in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ross Stores stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ross Stores stock:
  • 1. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ross Stores outperformed the industry in the past six months given its positive record of earnings and sales surprises in the trailing seven quarters. In fourth-quarter fiscal 2017, both the top and bottom lines topped estimates and improved year over year. Solid top line growth, lower SG&A expense and improved operating margin aided bottom line growth. Meanwhile, sales growth was driven by broad-based strength across major merchandise categories. Further, the company’s commitment toward better price management, merchandise, cost containment and store expansion plan bode well. However, the company expects witnessing challenging comparisons and a competitive retail backdrop, which led it to provide a cautious view for fiscal 2018. Despite strong earnings and sales targets, it projects soft operating margin for the first quarter and fiscal 2018 due to soft merchandise margin and the impact of competitive wage and benefit-related investments." (3/9/2018)

Who are some of Ross Stores' key competitors?

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)

Has Ross Stores been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about ROST stock have trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ross Stores earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the apparel retailer an impact score of 48.56 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are Ross Stores' major shareholders?

Ross Stores' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.40%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.16%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.15%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.09%), Huntington National Bank (0.05%) and Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%). Company insiders that own Ross Stores stock include Barbara Rentler, Bernard G Brautigan, Brian R Morrow, Gregory L Quesnel, James S Fassio, John G Call, Lisa R Panattoni, Michael Balmuth, Michael J Bush, Michael J Hartshorn 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 Bank of Montreal Can, Westpac Banking Corp, Hartford Investment Management Co., Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Fisher Asset Management LLC. 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 and Sharon D Garrett. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ross Stores.

Which institutional investors are buying Ross Stores stock?

ROST stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd., Scout Investments Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Huntington National Bank and Oakbrook Investments LLC. 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 $87.44.

How big of a company is Ross Stores?

Ross Stores has a market capitalization of $32.53 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.

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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  614 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  637 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,251
MarketBeat'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 7/20/2018 by Staff

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