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NASDAQ:ROST - Ross Stores Stock Price, Forecast & News

$86.97
+2.10 (+2.47 %)
(As of 03/31/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$83.74
Now: $86.97
$88.79
50-Day Range
$59.97
MA: $101.34
$123.81
52-Week Range
$56.30
Now: $86.97
$124.16
Volume4.82 million shs
Average Volume3.03 million shs
Market Capitalization$31.21 billion
P/E Ratio18.91
Dividend Yield1.34%
Beta0.71
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. Its stores 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 11, 2019, it operated 1,745 Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS stores in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Family clothing stores
Sub-IndustryApparel Retail
SectorRetail/Wholesale
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ROST
CUSIP77829610
Phone925-965-4400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$16.04 billion
Cash Flow$5.88 per share
Book Value$9.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.66 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees88,100
Market Cap$31.21 billion
Next Earnings Date5/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Ross Stores' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Ross Stores' stock was trading at $98.65 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ROST shares have decreased by 11.8% and is now trading at $86.97. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Ross Stores?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ross Stores in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Ross Stores.

When is Ross Stores' next earnings date?

Ross Stores is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 28th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Ross Stores.

How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter?

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 3rd. The apparel retailer reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.26 by $0.02. The apparel retailer earned $4.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.36 billion. Ross Stores had a return on equity of 50.11% and a net margin of 10.36%. Ross Stores's revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.20 earnings per share. View Ross Stores' earnings history.

How often does Ross Stores pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ross Stores?

Ross Stores declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, March 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.285 per share on Tuesday, March 31st. This represents a $1.14 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 16th. This is an increase from Ross Stores's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26. View Ross Stores' dividend history.

How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work?

Ross Stores announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, March 5th 2019, which allows the company to repurchase $2,550,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to purchase up to 7.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Ross Stores updated its FY21 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.67-4.88 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.03.

What price target have analysts set for ROST?

23 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Ross Stores' stock. Their forecasts range from $80.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect Ross Stores' share price to reach $115.87 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 33.2% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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. Guggenheim analysts commented, "We remain BUY rated and would use any weakness in shares as an incremental opportunity to accumulate; our price target is $105. ROST reported 1Q19 EPS of $1.15, above our estimate of $1.12, including a 2% comp sales gain (in line with our estimate). Total revenue was up 5.8% to $3.8bn (in line with our estimate). The comp sales increase in the quarter was led by an increase in basket size (with units up and AUR down slightly). Traffic was impacted by the softness in Ladies apparel, per mgmt. Gross margin was down 85bps (vs. our -70bps estimate), and SG&A expense deleveraged 10bps (better than our 50bps estimate), resulting in a ~100bps operating margin decline (vs. our -120bps estimate)." (5/24/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ross Stores boasts a robust surprise trend, having delivered 11th consecutive earnings beat in fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, with 10 positive sales surprises in 11 quarters. Moreover, its commitment to price management, merchandise initiatives, cost containment and store expansion bode well. Further, the recently raised dividend and new share buyback program highlight its balance sheet strength and ability to generate cash to fund growth initiatives. However, the company lagged the industry in the past three months owing to expectations of higher freight costs and wage investments in fiscal 2019, which have been hurting margins for a while. These headwinds hurt operating margin and led to higher cost of goods sold and SG&A expenses, in fourth-quarter fiscal 2018. This along with expectations of difficult comparisons, a competitive landscape and macroeconomic headwinds led to a soft outlook for the first quarter and fiscal 2019." (5/13/2019)

Has Ross Stores been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about ROST stock has trended positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ross Stores earned a daily sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the apparel retailer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutRoss Stores.

Are investors shorting Ross Stores?

Ross Stores saw a decrease in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 4,438,000 shares, a decrease of 7.5% from the February 27th total of 4,800,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,557,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.2 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares are short sold. View Ross Stores' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Ross Stores' key competitors?

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 Home Depot (HD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Starbucks (SBUX), Intel (INTC), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Ross Stores' key executives?

Ross Stores' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael Balmuth, Exec. Chairman (Age 68)
  • Ms. Barbara Rentler, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. Michael J. Hartshorn, Group Exec. VP of Fin. and Legal, Principal Accounting Officer & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Bernard Brautigan, Pres of Merchandising- Ross Dress for Less (Age 54)
  • Mr. James S. Fassio, Pres & Chief Devel. Officer (Age 64)

What is Ross Stores' stock symbol?

Ross Stores trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ROST."

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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Ross Stores' stock price today?

One share of ROST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.97.

How big of a company is Ross Stores?

Ross Stores has a market capitalization of $31.21 billion and generates $16.04 billion in revenue each year. The apparel retailer earns $1.66 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.58 on an earnings per share basis. Ross Stores employs 88,100 workers across the globe. View additional information about Ross Stores.

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 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  838 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  843 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,681
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 3/31/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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