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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ross Stores, Inc., ROST

Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Apparel Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST  has a market cap of 27193.49. Since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST performance year to date is 28.33%. Today Ross Stores, Inc., ROST has gained -0.41%, with a current price of 68.29.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 90.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 19.10%. Return of assets are at 21.10%, with return on investment at 36.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.15. While Total debt/equity is 0.15. With a profit margin of 8.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.40%, and operating margin of 13.80%. Ross Stores, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Ross Stores, Inc., ROST has seen a EPS growth of 13.50%. A performance for the year of 33.07%. The 52-week high is -2.18%, and the 52-week low is 36.40%. The average volume for Ross Stores, Inc., ROST is 564233.

With a target price of 69.52, can Ross Stores, Inc., ROST reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ross Stores, Inc., ROST. Ross Stores, Inc. has a P/E of 25.21 and a forward P/E of 21.96. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.17. Ross Stores, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.16 and 10.11 respectively. For P/cash, Ross Stores, Inc. has a value of 30.92, while it is 25.12 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 68.29, Ross Stores, Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.79%. We see a return on equity of 42.10%.

Looking more long-term Ross Stores, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.95% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 13.50% for this year and for the last five years a 16.80% growth has been seen.

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