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Ross Stores Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:ROST)

$112.92
+0.66 (+0.59 %)
(As of 10/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$112.59
Now: $112.92
$113.69
50-Day Range
$104.33
MA: $108.53
$113.00
52-Week Range
$75.91
Now: $112.92
$113.69
Volume456,645 shs
Average Volume2.20 million shs
Market Capitalization$40.85 billion
P/E Ratio26.51
Dividend Yield0.91%
Beta0.84
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. Read More…

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$14.98 billion
Cash Flow$5.24 per share
Book Value$8.92 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.59 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees88,100
Market Cap$40.85 billion
Next Earnings Date11/19/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Wednesday, August 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 12th will be given a dividend of $0.255 per share on Monday, September 30th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 11th. View Ross Stores' Dividend History.

How will Ross Stores' stock buyback program work?

Ross Stores announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Tuesday, March 5th 2019, which permits the company to buyback $2,550,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 7.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ross Stores' earnings last quarter?

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 22nd. The apparel retailer reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.02. The apparel retailer had revenue of $3.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.96 billion. Ross Stores had a net margin of 10.46% and a return on equity of 49.21%. Ross Stores's quarterly revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.04 earnings per share. 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, November 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ross Stores.

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

Ross Stores updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.20-1.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.24.

What price target have analysts set for ROST?

17 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Ross Stores' stock. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Ross Stores' stock price to reach $108.41 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ross Stores.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ross Stores?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ross Stores in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 11 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. 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 stories about ROST stock have trended very negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ross Stores earned a media sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the apparel retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Ross Stores.

Are investors shorting Ross Stores?

Ross Stores saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 4,280,000 shares, a drop of 8.4% from the August 30th total of 4,670,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,950,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's shares are sold short. 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 Starbucks (SBUX), Home Depot (HD), Visa (V), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Netflix (NFLX), Mastercard (MA), Walt Disney (DIS) and Mcdonald's (MCD).

Who are Ross Stores' key executives?

Ross Stores' management team includes the folowing 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)

Who are Ross Stores' major shareholders?

Ross Stores' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.17%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.13%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.12%), Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.10%) and Scout Investments Inc. (0.09%). Company insiders that own Ross Stores stock include Barbara Rentler, Bernard G Brautigan, Brian R Morrow, George Orban, James S Fassio, 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 major investors are selling Ross Stores stock?

ROST stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Scout Investments Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Tributary Capital Management LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, TIAA FSB and Marketfield Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ross Stores company stock in the last year include Barbara Rentler, Bernard G Brautigan, George Orban, James S Fassio, Michael Balmuth and Michael J Hartshorn. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ross Stores.

Which major investors are buying Ross Stores stock?

ROST stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., LGT Capital Partners LTD., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI, Pacer Advisors Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd and First Hawaiian Bank. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ross Stores' stock price today?

One share of ROST stock can currently be purchased for approximately $112.92.

How big of a company is Ross Stores?

Ross Stores has a market capitalization of $40.85 billion and generates $14.98 billion in revenue each year. The apparel retailer earns $1.59 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.26 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:  773 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  777 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,550
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 10/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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