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Today’s Large Cap Details for Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) of Apparel Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 21.6 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Ross Stores, Inc. is 55.86 (with a change from open of 0.45%), this in conjunction with a target price of 72.05. Volume today has so far reached 189153, with an average volume of about 3280.31. The GAP for this stock, is 2.19%.

The P/E ratio is 18.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.86. The current EPS for Ross Stores, Inc., is 2.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 12.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -17.04%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Ross Stores, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.51% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.27%. Quarter over quarter is 13.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 7.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 14.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 92.90%. Shares outstanding is 396.86, while shares float is at a value of 381.29. Float short for Ross Stores, Inc. is 3.23% and the short ratio is 3.75.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.14, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.14. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 0.8. The most recent gross margin is 28.70% and their operating margin is 14.00%. The profit margin is 8.80%.

Ross Stores, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 21.50%, and on investment, 36.10%. Return on equity is 42.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.81. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.65, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.57 and Price/cash is 17.36, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.75.

The simple moving averages are -2.02% and -13.39% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -19.98% and the 52 week low is 3.66%.

Ross Stores, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.18%, with a current price of 55.86. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 19.20%. This is in an industry, Apparel Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Ross Stores, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Apparel Stores industry means that Ross Stores, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -3.30%, with performance for the month coming to -12.35%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -14.61%, and for the half year the performance is -6.24%. Volatility for this week is 1.54% and for the month this is 2.05%.


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