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Ross Stores, Inc (ROST) is a leading apparel retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$116.72 after a previous close of US$118.23. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD114.61 to a high of USD117.11. The latest price was USD115.26 (25 minute delay). Ross Stores is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Ross Stores
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Ross Stores. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ROST. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ross Stores reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$119.47, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ross Stores, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ross Stores. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Ross Stores key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Ross Stores stock a buy or sell?
- Ross Stores performance over time
- Can I short Ross Stores shares?
- Is Ross Stores suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ross Stores shares over-valued?
- Ross Stores's financials
- How volatile are Ross Stores shares?
- Does Ross Stores pay a dividend?
- Have Ross Stores shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Ross Stores share priceUse our graph to track the performance of ROST stocks over time.
Ross Stores shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$79.2753 - US$133.8948|
|50-day moving average||US$124.9443|
|200-day moving average||US$120.7448|
|Dividend yield||US$0.57 (0.48%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.441|
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Is it a good time to buy Ross Stores stock?
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Ross Stores price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-21)||-6.48%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||-4.99%|
|6 months (2020-12-18)||-2.04%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||23.52%|
|2 years (2019-06-20)||10.22%|
|3 years (2018-06-20)||33.08%|
|5 years (2016-06-20)||112.66%|
Is Ross Stores under- or over-valued?
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 48x. In other words, Ross Stores shares trade at around 48x 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 0.2911. 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 US$1.9 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||US$15.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||26.82%|
|Market capitalisation||US$41.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Ross Stores shares
There are currently 4.7 million Ross Stores shares held short by investors – that's known as Ross Stores's "short interest". This figure is 30.4% up from 3.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ross Stores shares can be evaluated.
Ross Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Ross Stores's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ross Stores shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ross Stores shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). Ross Stores's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Ross Stores shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.
However Ross Stores's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ross Stores shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ross Stores shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ross Stores's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ross Stores shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0133% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ross Stores shares, roughly 13 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ross Stores.
Find out more about how you can short Ross Stores stock.
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
|Total ESG score||19.96|
|Total ESG percentile||15.38|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Ross Stores share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.87% of net profits
Recently Ross Stores has paid out, on average, around 13.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.96% 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 0.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ross Stores's case, that would currently equate to about $0.57 per share.
While Ross Stores's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ross Stores is investing more in its future growth.
Ross Stores's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 June 2021 (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 US$79.2753 up to US$133.8948. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0408. This would suggest that Ross Stores's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 brands. 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 regular prices to customers from households with moderate income. As of March 16, 2021, it operated 1,589 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The company was incorporated in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
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