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How to buy Ross Stores stock

Learn how to easily invest in Ross Stores stock.

Ross Stores is an apparel retail business based in the US. Ross Stores shares (ROST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ross Stores employs 100,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.5 billion.

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Ross Stores stock price (NASDAQ: ROST)

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Ross Stores shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Latest market close$120.20
52-week range$68.82 - $122.45
50-day moving average $114.06
200-day moving average $93.89
Wall St. target price$122.41
PE ratio 29.1041
Dividend yield $1.215 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.13

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Ross Stores price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $120.2 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) 3.86%
1 month (2022-12-27) 4.49%
3 months (2022-10-27) 27.06%
6 months (2022-07-27) 49.74%
1 year (2022-01-26) 26.85%
2 years (2021-01-27) 11.41%
3 years (2020-01-27) 4.66%
5 years (2018-01-26) 40.65%

Is Ross Stores stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Ross Stores stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ross Stores's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ross Stores's P/E ratio

Ross Stores's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Ross Stores shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Ross Stores's PEG ratio

Ross Stores's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5962. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ross Stores's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ross Stores's EBITDA

Ross Stores's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ross Stores's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ross Stores financials

Revenue TTM $18.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.39%
Gross profit TTM $6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.9%
Return on equity TTM 35.22%
Profit margin 7.74%
Book value $12.03
Market capitalisation $41.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ross Stores's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ross Stores.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ross Stores's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ross Stores's overall score of 19.96 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ross Stores is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ross Stores's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.49/100

Ross Stores's environmental score of 4.49 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ross Stores's social score

Social score: 11.6/100

Ross Stores's social score of 11.6 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ross Stores's governance score

Governance score: 9.87/100

Ross Stores's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ross Stores is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ross Stores's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ross Stores scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Ross Stores has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ross Stores Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.96
Total ESG percentile 15.38
Environmental score 4.49
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 11.6
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.87
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Ross Stores share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.1% of net profits

Recently Ross Stores has paid out, on average, around 30.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ross Stores shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ross Stores's case, that would currently equate to about $1.215 per share.

While Ross Stores's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ross Stores may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Ross Stores's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ross Stores's shares ever split?

Ross Stores's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ross Stores shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ross Stores shares which in turn could have impacted Ross Stores's share price.

Ross Stores share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ross Stores's shares have ranged in value from as little as $68.8178 up to $122.445. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ROST.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ross Stores's is 0.9983. This would suggest that Ross Stores's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ross Stores overview

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. 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 primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at department and discount stores for households with moderate income. As of September 28, 2022, it operated approximately 2,000 stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS name in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Ross Stores, Inc. was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ross Stores is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.066% of Ross Stores shares are held by insiders and 93.832% by institutions.
How many people work for Ross Stores?
Latest data suggests 100,000 work at Ross Stores.
When does the fiscal year end for Ross Stores?
Ross Stores's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is Ross Stores based?
Ross Stores's address is: 5130 Hacienda Drive, Dublin, CA, United States, 94568-7579
What is Ross Stores's ISIN number?
Ross Stores's international securities identification number is: US7782961038
What is Ross Stores's CUSIP number?
Ross Stores's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 778296103

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